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Kayaking on the high Ogden River

March 1, 2017

Although this year’s unusually wet February created challenges around Northern Utah, one group has been enjoying all of the water. Despite freezing temperatures and icy water, kayakers have begun racing through the high water rapids in Ogden Canyon.

For the past three weeks, Pineview Water Systems has been releasing water from Pineview Dam at a rate that hasn’t been seen in years. This creates larger and more technical rapids, especially in the stretch of the Ogden River known as The Narrows near the mouth of the canyon. This 1.4-mile stretch of river is considered a Class V run when the water reaches such heights. American Whitewater describes Class V as “extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids which expose a paddler to added risk.”

Further upstream, the Ogden River is a more relaxed, but still technical route, with pockets of Class III and IV rapids spread amongst the homes and lodges.

News & Events

Living in the trees

October 25, 2016

Construction crews raced to install the platform for a giant treehouse before winter arrived on Powder Mountain on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The 16-by-16-foot structure, nestled in a grove of Douglas Fir trees, is near the site of future development planned by The Summit Group.

Nature

Bear River Wildlife Refuge

October 13, 2016

The second week of October is recognized as National Wildlife Refuge Week by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. In Northern Utah, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge has managed the wetlands northeast of the Great Salt Lake since 1928.