Frary Peak - Antelope Island - February 20, 2023

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Taking advantage of the three day weekend, Sheila and I headed out to Antelope Island to try and eight mile hike to the summit of Frary Peak. While I've done Frary in the winter twice before, there was more snow this year than on the previous two trips. I also expected a little bit of sunshine while we hiked, so I wore my kilt. Unfortunately, the sun didn't pop out until we were back at our car and pulling out from the parking lot.

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Getting ready at the trailhead

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Info signs at the official trailhead. In the winter, the road to this trailhead is gated off, so you half to walk an additional 0.5 mile to
reach this point.

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View across the lake towards the Wasatch Front

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Can anyone see the chukar?

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Frary Peak

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View north towards Buffalo Point, Freemont Island, and the Promontory Range beyond

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I've been lucky, and on my previous trips to Frary, the bison have been close by, but on this trip they were a long way away. :(

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Zoomed in

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Elephant Head

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View across the lake at the high point (Castle Rock) of Stansbury Island

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Sheila, heading up the hill with a view to the north behind her

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About 1.5 miles to the summit from this point

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Deseret Peak of the Stansbury Range, in the clouds

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Frary Peak summit ahead

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Red Rocks Canyon below

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Don't slip. :D

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Looking slightly northwest from the trail toward Mormon Rocks

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Final approach towards the summit with Carrington and Dot Islands out in the Great
Salt Lake

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View along the southern spine of Antelope Island towards Bamberger Hill and Molly's Nipple. The north end of the Oquirrh
Mountains can be seen across the lake

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Time for a bite to eat. The wind was blowing hard up top.

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Opal apple time. :thumbsup:

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View to the north along the summit ridge with the furthest bump being Stringham Peak

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Summit shot before our hasty retreat. :)

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Some fisheye fun, from the Oquirrhs to Ogden

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More fisheye fun, from the Stansbury Range to the Wasatch Front, taking in the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys

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View to the west

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Three different colorful lichens on our way back down

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The track of the elusive cross country skier, not to be trifled with particularly in an
island setting. :) Dooley Knob in the distance.

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The sun lighting up the lake bed towards the northeast

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Returning down the road from the official trailhead to the winter parking lot.

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We headed to Roosters for our after hike meal. I've been to the Roosters in Ogden a number of times, but this was the first time that
I'd been to the one in Layton. The Ogden establishment has more character.

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I ordered the nachos, which were good - not as good as the Porcupine's nachos, but good.

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I also got some naughty sprouts which are brussels sprouts with naughty sauces.

And the meal (appetizers actually) wouldn't be complete without one of these. :)

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Iron Rooster Imperial Stout

And on our way home, we were fortunate enough to see an amazing sunset beyond the state capitol, which I posted in the Sunset thread.


The End.
 
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You need to get a kilt with flowers so you can match Shiela’s outfit. Makes more of a fashion statement and we all know you’re the BCP fashionista.

Had to look up Opal apples … never heard of them or seen them in any of our stores around here. Interesting.

And nice hike.
 
Oh come-on..........lots of snow ???????
 
I did this one on a visit to SLC a few Januaries ago - wasn't any snow to be found. Plenty of wind though. Looks like a fun day!
 
naughty sprouts?
I know some people would say nasty sprouts in my family. To me, that looks good. I had some just last night where I pulled off most of the leaves and roasted them so they got really crispy and black. Then I dipped them in the pan sauce from my butter pork chops.
-It's bad, I talk about food way too much.

You should have waited to do Frary today. It would have been a true snow adventure. I might put on the snowshoes just to go get the mail.
Frary is great and the trip report is awesome. Thanks!
 
You need to get a kilt with flowers so you can match Shiela’s outfit. Makes more of a fashion statement and we all know you’re the BCP fashionista.

Had to look up Opal apples … never heard of them or seen them in any of our stores around here. Interesting.

And nice hike.

Not sure they make a kilt with flowers on it. Wait a minute, I did find this one. Perhaps @Rockskipper could fashion one from old potato sacks? :thinking:

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Maybe Sheila should just get a pair of camo tights instead. :)
 
naughty sprouts?
I know some people would say nasty sprouts in my family. To me, that looks good. I had some just last night where I pulled off most of the leaves and roasted them so they got really crispy and black. Then I dipped them in the pan sauce from my butter pork chops.
-It's bad, I talk about food way too much.

You should have waited to do Frary today. It would have been a true snow adventure. I might put on the snowshoes just to go get the mail.
Frary is great and the trip report is awesome. Thanks!

Hey, we had some more sprouts last night too. We put them in our air fryer to cook with some olive oil and shredded parmesan cheese sprinkled over them. I like the outer layer crispy and black also.

Frary today would have been a chore. I think I've got about 16 inches of new snow at my house, and the wind was brutal on my walk to the office this morning. I'll bet it is humming at the summit of Frary.
 
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