Hikes, bikes and more fill month at Antelope Island


ANTELOPE ISLAND—Whether you’re interested in a hike or a bike ride or a summer job, there are a number of options available at Antelope Island.

“If you love the island, we want to hear from you,” said Wendy Wilson, assistant park manager. Hours are flexible but employees are required to work weekends and holidays, according to a press release.

Positions pay between $9.17 and $9.26 per hour and include working in the gift shop, at the entrance gate or in custodial positions.

For those interested in hiking, a guided hike to Beacon Knob starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Gravel Pit on Saturday, April 7.

The hike will cover a total of 4.5 miles and participants will have the chance to learn about the history of Beacon Knob, including how it got its name.

Riders may be interested in the annual equestrian endurance ride that takes place April 14 and 15.

The event includes 25-mile, 50-mile and 100-mile endurance rides that each start and finish in the Event Field of White Rock Bay. This is the 34th year for the event.

On April 21, the Ogden Astronomical Society will hold a public star party to celebrate International Dark Sky Week, April 15 through 21.

Solar viewing begins at 6 p.m. and goes until sunset, when a short presentation on light pollution will be offered. Deep space viewing will begin at dark.

The event will give participants the chance to “experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more,” according to park officials.

Those who come may wish to bring camp chairs and snacks. Flashlights should have a red filter and if you arrive after dark, please switch your car headlights to parking lights in the parking lot to reduce light pollution during the event.

lshaw@davisclipper.com

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