Ascent of Frary Peak on 2017-08-11

Climber: Bradley Reese

Date:Friday, August 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Frary Peak
    Elevation:6596 ft / 2010 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Have to pay a park entrance fee to enter Antelope Island, $10 as of the date I hiked.***

How I chose this peak: I had been on vacation in Utah hiking. I was getting burnt out and didn't want to drive to a peak I had originally planned in he western part of the state. The only peak on my list on the east side I had not yet hiked was Mount Timpanogos, and I didn't think I could mentally handle a 14 mile day. Mount Frary was fairly prominent and in different terrain which was a nice change.

Parking: I placed "Frary Peak Trailhead Road, Syracuse, UT" into Google Maps and it took me directly to the trailhead.

The Hike: Over ~3.3 miles I gained just over 2,000 feet in elevation. I started at 10:40 AM and it was already pretty warm, but it only got warmer. Sections of the trail were steep enough to make my heart thump and make it where I had a difficult time catching my breath. Still, the toughest part was the sun exposure, especially after it got a bit warmer. The island is very dessert like and there is no shade at all. Views from the mountain are beautiful and different. Seeing other islands rising out of the blue salt lake is unique, and in the other direction a mountain range running along on one end of the Salt Lake Valley. As I was nearing the summit I was so focused on it that I actually got off trail and ended up on the rocky ridge. It was more difficult going, but quite fun.

Return via the same route for a total of 6.6 miles.

People: There were several vehicles at the trailhead, so I was sure I'd see others. Within the first mile a passed a couple with a dog, it was obvious the dog and women were struggling. I believe they turned around soon after. I didn't see anyone else the rest of the way (which was a surprise considering the number of vehicles at the trailhead).

Other notes: For me, this is a mountain I could have easily underestimated, especially in the need of water. Make sure to pack plenty.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2114 ft / 644 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2114 ft / 643 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.7 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Hot and exposed, partially cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2114 ft / 644 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2069 ft / 631 m; Extra: 45 ft / 13m
    Loss on way in:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Frary Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Frary Peak Trailhead  4527 ft / 1379 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2069 ft / 630 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    Route:Frary Peak Trail
    End Trailhead:Frary Peak Trailhead  4527 ft / 1379 m
    Time:1 Hours 44 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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