On June 18th, Lee, RO, Two Steves, and Ken drove about an hour west from Salt Lake City to freehike the Stansbury Mountains. (We had planned to take the Mining Camp hike, but Lee had visited the area the day before and the bugs were unbearable.) This day the weather was perfect for a freehike. We parked and undressed at the truck, then covered up for a moment as two motorcycles headed up the trail going south, so we headed north.
The trail climbed up through spectacular high-mountain scenery, and our sweat cooled our bodies just enough to keep us comfortable. There were no bugs. Beautiful wildflowers were out in abundance. In just 45 minutes we reached the summit and looked out on Stansbury Island on the shore of the Great Salt Lake.
(You can see photos from the hike at: http://imageevent.com/kenandjane/stansburyhike608 )
Too soon we returned from another wonderful freehike with wonderful friends.