carrington island day hike - January 23, 2021

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Carrington Island is no longer much of an island because of current drought conditions. It is connected to Stansbury Island (also not an island) on the east and Lakeside Mountains area on the west. It is a wonderful area for winter hiking however. Carrington Island is about a 10 mile hike round trip. Probably 4.5 dead flat across mud flats and sand bars, and then a gain of 400 - 500 feet in the last 1/2 mile to the top of the island. At the top of Carrington Island is an outcrop named Lambourne's Rock (4727 feet). At that point, you are 5 - 6 miles off the north tip of Stansbury Island. Seems like the middle of the Great Salt Lake, with unbelievable views in every direction. About 5 miles further north is Hat Island (aka Bird Island). It is a Wildlife Refuge with no access allowed. On this hike we will go to Carrington Island; and for those that are interested, on out towards Hat Island. We are not allowed to be closer than 1 mile of the Hat Island Refuge so that will be our turn around point. Hopefully it is close enough to see the birds through binoculars. This will be a long hike. Approximately 18 miles if you do the whole thing. Mostly flat, but still a long day so plan accordingly. Email Dennis for required on-line registration (no texts). Limit 8. Logistic info will be distributed prior to hike. Strict COVID protocols will be followed.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Dennis Goreham
Date:Sat Jan 23 2021
Meeting Place:Registration required

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