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This scenic reservoir located about 15-miles east of Ogden is a great place to paddle as it is off-limits to power boats. Nestled in steep-walled canyons Causey Reservoir is home to Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Splake and Tiger Trout, and Kokanee Salmon. Large birds of prey, mostly hawks and eagles, are often seen soaring overhead and sometimes swooping down low to the water to fish. We will explore the five channels which make up the reservoir and go ashore a couple of times for paddle breaks, assuming water levels make doing so realistic. If we navigate all channels at full pool, this will be about a 7.75-mile paddle, which, in the past has been about a 3-hour event. Post event options include hiking a scenic 5-mile trail above the reservoir and then adjourning to a nearby establishment for a late lunch. (The hike is 2.5-miles out-and-back with 445-feet of elevation each way.)
This activity is appropriate for boating enthusiasts who can supply their own equipment, and who can safely maneuver their boat in current to avoid navigation obstacles. Please check your equipment for serviceability and to ensure your boat is free of aquatic nuisance/invasive species; everyone will need to wear a PFD for this event. Boaters are responsible for their safety on the water. This is an out-and-back paddle so no portage or vehicle shuttle will be necessary. Trailhead parking is limited and fills-up quickly on weekends, so it will be interesting to see conditions on Monday. Meet Elliott at Skull Crack Trailhead at Causey Reservoir at 10:00AM.
Directions: From Huntsville drive SR-39 east 8.4-miles to Sills Red Rock Grill and turn right on to Causey road. Drive Causey Road 1.6 miles and turn right and cross over Causey Dam. Follow the road around about one-mile to Skull Crack Trailhead. We will rally in the parking lot.