5.13.2017

Canoeing the Weber River

The rivers are swollen, the banks are being pushed, and its time to paddle in Utah. This spring we're seeing a rapid melt from a very good winter. So Kara and I decided to go try our luck on the middle section of the Weber River, its the perfect width, length, and speed for an intermediate paddler. I have had some experience in the past running white water in a canoe but its been nearly a decade and besides my last paddle of the Kipkaren in Africa I am still very rusty. We first drove down to the banks of the Echo reservoir to drop a car then proceded up to the Wanship exit bridge under I-80. You want to start down stream just below the first large rapid. Along the way there were 2 rapids to portage and a few fences and ropes crossing the water. You'll want to be prepared to eddy out at any given point. Along the way you can indulge in the famous blue river trout stream and try your luck for some large brookies. A highly recommended trip for the intrepid adventurer. Now take a look for yourself.

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