Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tour de Island

God blessed us with a wonderful ride on Antelope Island. We saw a herd of buffalo cross the road. Great fellowship and fun!

Antelope Island bicycle tour on pavement.
Description: 21.7 mile ride onto the Island, stopping at the visitor center, pedaling up to Buffalo Point, coasting down to the causeway, and back to the parking lot by the state park entrance booth.
Trip time: with stops at the visitor center, & Buffalo Point it was 3 1/2 hours, on mountain bikes.
Fees: $3 per bicycle ($2 seniors over 62), $9 per vehicle driving onto Island.
There may be a discount for groups of bicycle riders ~ one person may be able to buy the pass for everybody. Buy your entrance pass when you first arrive. We had to wait behind a long line of cars entering the park.
Ratings: Moderate
Drive time: 50 minutes from SLC due to road construction.
Directions from SLC:
  • I-15 North to Layton
  • Take the Antelope Drive exit 332
  • head west on Antelope Drive to the Great Salt Lake
  • park in the large parking lot outside the entrance gate

Gear: Helmet, gloves, windbreaker, sunglasses, sunscreen, energy snacks & lunch, camera, pump, bike lock, souvenir money, first aid, extra tube & flat tools.

Antelope Island State Park (Utah)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fred's Trail

Wonderful day to spend a Sunday afternoon, relaxing in a forest of firs and spruces.

God blessed us with a blue sky and even blocked most of the valley wind. We had the forest to ourselves!

Description ~ We enjoyed an afternoon both on trail and off trail from the Jordan Pines area and around the Spruces Campground. We walked around winter campsites, heard squirrels, and even climbed hills.

Location ~ Big Cottonwood Canyon at Mill D South Fork.

Hike Time ~ 2 hours.