fremont island, great salt lake, long day hike - February 6, 2022
The State of Utah now owns Fremont Island in the Great Salt Lake. The Nature Conservancy holds a conservation easement on the island ensuring it will never be developed. We plan to take the long walk out there to check it out. One of the highlights of the Island is a cross chiseled in a rock outcrop by Kit Carson during the Captain John Fremont Expedition in 1843. The hike will be mostly dry (may be some mud) from the Antelope Island causeway to the southern tip of Fremont Island. The high point of the Island is 4995 feet and current lake level is about 4191 feet, so we will have about 800 feet elevation gain to the top. Count on a nearly 20 mile exploratory hike from the Antelope Island marina to the high point and back. Email registration is required.
|Route:||Out & Back|
|Date:||Sun Feb 6 2022|
|Meeting Place:||Registration required|
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