Everyone need a break now and then from the boredom of work and the rowdiness of summer activities. (Biking, Climbing, ect…) There is nowhere better to spend an afternoon with friends day drinking than on the Weber River. A short one hour drive from the Summer heat of SLC is a sleepy little place called Henefer where the good times roll on down the river every weekend. The water levels have finally come down and the floating is currently pretty all time!
After hitting the Weber up last Saturday and the Sunday of the previous weekend I can say with authority that Sunday is the day for floating. It seems that the unofficial time to get to the put in is somewhere around 1:00pm. That makes sense since everyone is shaking off Saturday nights hangover and can’t get their asses in gear until about noon on Sunday. The lot scene on Sunday at 2:00pm looks like a little version of Cancun right in the middle of the cow fields of Morgan County.
Another reason Sunday is great is that the farmer guys who own the land where the second pullout is located go the extra mile to make things interesting. They, for some odd reason, own a truck with a crane on the back, and for odder reasons still back it up next to the river so drunk tubers can get their swing on. I did not see any injuries occur, but there were a lot of close calls…
– Bring something to float on. (Tube, Air Mattress, Inflatable Shark/Turtle, Boat….)
– Bring a Life Vest. (Big tickets from the Po-Po if you don’t have one)
– Bring Sunscreen. (Lots of sun and day drinking can torch you.)
– Bring Beer in cans. (If you bring bottles you are a moron and I hope you cut yourself.)
– Bring a STURDY drag bag. (I blew this last week and lost 15 beers 10 minutes into the float.)
– Remember to leave the keys at the shuttle vehicle. (Many people forget to do this and it can really kill the buzz.)
– Keep one person sober-ish for the drive home. (It is 50 miles and that is kinda tough with no sober driver.)