winter antelope island hike - frary peak - February 9, 2019

Antelope Island is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, although at low levels the island becomes more of a peninsula. At 6,596 feet, Frary Peak is the highest point on the island. Antelope Island is a 28,240 acre refuge for huge amounts of wildlife, and we will certainly see bison. In 1893, as part of a nationwide conservation effort to save bison from extinction, 4 bulls, 4 cows and 4 calves were boated to the island. These twelve animals provided the foundation for what has grown into one of the oldest and largest publicly owned herds of bison in the nation. Dress in layers, bring micro spikes, and plan on a day-long adventure that can include an optional post-hike stop at the visitor/education center.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Julie Kilgore
Date:Sat Feb 9 2019
Meeting Place:Meet at the 2100 South Park & Ride to carpool to the island.
Meeting Time:8:00 am

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