October 2003 - 15 photos

Friday the 17th of October, 2003, our hiking group hiked up to Frary Peak which is the highest peak on Antelope Island. Frary Peak was named after George Frary who homesteaded on the Island from 1890 to 1897. The peak is 6,596 feet above sea level. From the trail parking lot to the top is about 3¼ miles one way and climbs 2,100 feet. GORP lists this hike as Strenuous and the trail is fairly steep in places, especially near the top. The trailhead sign warns, "This is a strenuous hike with difficult terrain, recommended for experienced hikers only". Still, the view from the top is fantastic and worth the hard climb. You can see the Wasatch Mountain chain from the Utah/Idaho border to Provo. From this point high in the middle of the island you can view all of the Great Salt Lake.

Besides the Buffalo, We were fortunate enough to see a deer and many Big Horn Mountain Sheep, but they were so far away it was hard to get good photos.

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Frary Peak, Island's highest point

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View of Wasatch Range from Frary Peak

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There are other pages about Antelope Island,
Vist to Antelope Island, Elephant Head, Frary Peak hike, 2006
Antelope Island 2003
 Antelope Island, 2003

Elephant Head 2004
 Elephant Head, 2004

Frary Peak 2006
 Frary Peak, 2006

The photos shown for this hike were taken with an Olympus C-2500L SLR Digital 2.5 Megapixel Camera, with 3x optical zoom. The original resolution was set at 1280 x 1024. These photos are now 625 x 500 for fast loading. You are welcome to look at or download these photos. If you use them on any other webpage, please give credit and refer back to me.

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