|Bison are frequently spotted on the island.|
hike itself is best done in a season other than summer as I would wager that it gets pretty hot in the summer months and there is virtually no shade. Fall is the perfect season to do it, and my brother Mike and I found out to our relief that the no-see-um flies had maybe died off for the year. I wouldn't bank on that though. Antelope Island is always a place where you should have bug spray on hand as there are times when the biting flies can be maddening.
Wildlife is plentiful if you take the time to search it out on the hillsides and down in the flatlands. Bison are often seen along the trails and from the ridges you can look down and spot groups of them feeding on the grasses. Saturday, when Mike and I went on our hike, we spotted numerous buffalo and on the way out, a herd of deer down in the lowlands. Some others along the trail had spotted a Bighorn sheep and other wildlife that we hadn't seen.
|At this low altitude, wildflowers are still around if you look.|
|This sunflower was calling my name.|
|View west with Stansbury Island in the distance.|
|There are still some fall colors on the way to Frary Peak|
|Stansbury Island with whitecaps on the lake in the foreground.|
|I got a bit higher and took a pic of Mike down on the trail.|
|Mike looking like a viking explorer.|
|Don't stand on the cairn!!|
|Looking southeast from the trailhead, Wasatch Mountains in the distance.|