Dessert landscape, wildflowers, high winds, raindrops, thunder, bench trail views, a mule deer, a rabbit, lizards, crickets, jeep trails, tufa and other cool rocks, in the midst of the Great Salt Lake . . . 9.5 miles in 6.5 hours; our guide, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City, estimated 4.5 hours, but we're getting faster. I think I got a lot of cool pictures, but I think this is a one-time hike for me.
Leaving the parking lot at the Stansbury Island Interpretive Trail Head (my beloved wife right behind me). Our guide's trail instructions proved very valuable as there were a lot of trails that branched off.
One of hundreds of Sego Lilies along the trail in full bloom at this time of year.
This was a way cool hike to do once, but for some reasons (long drive, sameness of the trail after the first mile, dessert conditions, etc.), I don't think we'll be coming back anytime soon. We did have some fun experiences: seeing a deer bound up the side of one mountain and totally leaving us in the dust like we were standing still was the best of them. I also caught a glimpse of the backside of a tan bunny with black tips on his ears.