Stansbury Island

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Stansbury IslandStansbury Island (03/04/2007) A view of Stansbury Island from the Causeway.

Floating TrainsFloating Trains (03/04/2007) The train company likes to park old rail cars out on the Great Salt Lake where they rust quickly.

Stansbury Island CausewayStansbury Island Causeway (03/04/2007) This picture shows the Stansbury Island Causeway with the Stansbury Mountains in the distance.

The Great Salt LakeThe Great Salt Lake (03/04/2007) Standing on the Stansbury Causeway, I am looking across the Great Salt Lake to the Oquirrh Mountains.

Stansbury Island TrailStansbury Island Trail (03/04/2007) This trail on Stansbury Island is popular for cyclists. You can see a dot which is a four wheel drive vehicle about 4/5th up the trail.

Stansbury Island TrailStansbury Island Trail (03/04/2007) The Stansbury Mountain Bike Trail is open for much of the year. This picture was taken in March while the Wasatch was covered in snow.

Stansbury IslandStansbury Island (03/04/2007) This picture shows Stansbury Island from the causeway.

Stansbury Island CausewayStansbury Island Causeway (03/04/2007) The lake level changes. The last time I was at Stansbury Island, you could not see water, just mud flats. In the recent past, the whole road was under water.

Salty FoamSalty Foam (03/04/2007) There is interesting salty foam pushed against the shoreline of the Stansbury Causeway.

Stansbury MountainsStansbury Mountains (03/04/2007) This picture from the Stansbury Causeway shows the Great Salt Lake in the foreground and Stansbury Mountains in the distance. The tallest mountain in the range is Deseret Peak. I80 is on the stip between the lake and mountain.

Oquirrh MountainsOquirrh Mountains (03/04/2007) The Oquirrh Mountains from the Stansbury Causeway.

Stansbury Mountain Bike TrailStansbury Mountain Bike Trail (03/04/2007) The Stansbury Mountain Bike Trail comes over this little pass on the West side of the island.

Stansbury ForestStansbury Forest (03/04/2007) The great thing about the Utah Desert is that the trees don't get in the way of the view of the forest.

Mystery FlowerMystery Flower (03/04/2007) This hardy little plant was blooming on March 5th. The plant is extremely small.

Evaporation PondsEvaporation Ponds (03/04/2007) This picture was taken from Stansbury Island looking West toward the evaporation ponds.

RavineRavine (03/04/2007) A ravine on Stansbury Island.

Stansbury RidgeStansbury Ridge (03/04/2007) Because someone was doing target practice on the trail, we walked over this ridge.

RidgeRidge (03/04/2007) I took this picture because it has the ridge and lake in the distance.

Stansbury IslandStansbury Island (03/04/2007) The Stansbury Mountain Bike Trail goes through the small ravine. You can see the dot of a car in the picture. That guy was target shooting with a high powered rifle.

Winter FlowerWinter Flower (03/04/2007) This tiny little flower was blooming on Stansbury Island on March 5. Stansbury Island is popular with local flower enthusiasts as it is the first place to bloom in the Salt Lake Valley each year.

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Stansbury Range

The Stansbury Mountains are on the West side of the Tooele Valley. The highest elevation in the range is Deseret Peak with an elevation of 11,031 feet.

The northern section of the range dips into the Great Salt Lake to form Stansbury Island. Since the Great Salt Lake is a landlocked, the elevation of the lake changes with each passing year. When the lake is low, Stansbury Island is more of a peninsula than an island. During flood years, the causeway to the island might be inundated.

Stansbury Island is popular with Salt Lake native plant enthusiasts as it is the first place in the Salt Lake Metro area to bloom each year. There is also a popular 9.8 mile mountain bike trail on the mountain, which is accessible during much of the winter.

We took a drive out to Stansbury Island on March 5th for a short walk along the trail. There were several people out doing target practice. I've occasionally have come across irresponsible people who shoot over trails. So rather than taking the trail, we just headed up the ridge. Unfortunately, a group of people people started shooting automatic weapons on the other side of the ridge. We actually came across four groups of shooters on the island.

There is a large "No Trespassing" sign on the Stansbury Island Road. So, apparently the northern portions of the island are off limits to the public.

Giving up one Antelope Island, we decided to drive toward Grantsville and ended up walking along the Mack Canyon Road.

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Context: Mountains

Great Salt Lake (41 pictures) Stansbury Island on the Southern reaches of the Great Salt Lake.

Tooele, Utah (46 pictures) The Tooele Valley is on the East side of the Stansbury Mountains.

Interstate 80 (98 pictures) You access Stansbury Island from Exit 84 on Interstate 80.

Oquirrh Mountains (38 pictures) The Oquirrh Mountains are East of the Stansbury Range.

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