Outcropping (06/20/2006) An outcropping of rock seen from the Middle Fork of the Weber River Trail.
Green False Hellebore (06/20/2006) Green False Hellebone (Veratrum viride of the family Melanthiaceae) likes boggy areas near forests. This image was taken near the Middle Fork of the Weber River in the Uinta Mountains.
Indian Paint Brush (06/20/2006) Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja spp.) is semi-parasitic plant that brightens the forest floor of the Rockies with bright red flowers.
Bog Orchid (06/20/2006) I believe this to be a Bog Orchid. The image is from near the Middle Fork of the Weber River in the Uinta mountains.
Leaves of the Meadow Rue (06/20/2006) The leaves of the Meadow Rue (Thalictrum spp. of the Ranunculaceae family) are a common site in mountain meadows. This picture was take near the Middle Fork of the Weber River.
Wild Onions (06/20/2006) Wild Onions found on the Middle Fork of the Weber River Trail.
Mixed Forest (06/20/2006) The Middle Fork of the Weber River brings the hiker through an intriguing mixed forest.
Sticky Geranium (06/20/2006) This picture of a Sticky Geranium (Geranium viscosissimum in the family Geraniaceae) was taken in the Uinta Mountains near the Middle Fork of the Weber River.
Rock Garden (06/20/2006) The Middle Fork of the Weber River leads through an inttriguing rock garden.
Rock Garden (06/20/2006) Nature put together an enticing rock garden in the Uinta mountains.
Garden on a Rock (06/20/2006) In the high country, you can find entire ecosystems growing on a rock. This is about a 1 foot by 2 foot square area.
Penstemon under a Rock (06/20/2006) A Penstemon growing from under a rock near the Middle Fork of the Weber River in the Uinta Mountains.
Scarlet Gilia (06/20/2006) Scarlet Gilia on the Middle Fork of the Weber River Trail in the Uinta Mountains.
Wallflower (06/20/2006) Wallflower growing along the Middle Fork of the Weber River Trail in the Uinta Mountains.
Tiny Plants (06/20/2006) Tiny plants growing near rocks and pebbles in the Middle Fork of the Weber area.
Aspen Grove (06/20/2006) A flower hunting enthusiast in an Aspen Grove.
False Solomon Seal (06/20/2006) This False Solomon Seal (Maianthemum spp.) was growing across the Middle Fork of the Weber Trail. It appears to have been stepped on several times, but is still going strong.
Violet (06/20/2006) A violet growing along the Middle Fork of the Weber Trail.
Contrasting Needles (06/20/2006) A dead tree growing next to a live tree provides an interesting contrast in the color of the needles.
The Weber River is aproximately 125 miles long. The river starts in the Uintas near Reids Peak (11780 feet elevation). The upper reaches of the river are remote and accessible only on foot.
The Weber River meets State Road 213 near its confluence with its Middle Fork. The upper section of State Road 213 crosses several forks of the river including, Gardners Fork, the Middle Fork and Dry Fork. The Middle Fork starts near Mount Watson (elevation 11521). Dry Fork starts near Fish Lake.
State Road 213 runs through a 9 mile stretch of private land with no public access to the river. The road becomes paved near the confluence of the Weber River and the Smith and Morehouse Creek. The road passes through another long stretch of private lands. There is public access at the confluence of the South Fork of the Weber River and at the Weber Cottonwood Campground.
The only developed campground on the river at at Weber Cottonwood and at the Smith and Morehouse Reservoir.
At Oakley, the Weber River takes a Northward turn. It passes through the town of Peoa and into the Rockport Lake. This lask is held back by the Wanship Dam. The river joins Interstate 80 at Wanship and flows North to Coalville and the Echo Reservoir.
At Echo Junction, I80 climbs through Echo Canyon toward Evanston. I84 follows the Weber River Northwest through Henefer, The Upper Weber River Canyon, Morgan Valley and the Weber Canyon.
The Weber River enters into the Great Salt Lake Valley just south of Ogden. The Ogden River joins the Weber River before the Weber River meets its salty end in the Great Salt Lake.