Weber State University
Department of Botany
Uinta Mountains Field Trip Itinerary
Note: The Field Trip fee is non-refundable. If you pay and then find that you are unable to go, find a student who can take your place. Make sure they get their name on the roll at the Cashier's Office.
A map of the field trip route is available here.
|7:45 am||Assemble at the parking lot east of the Science Lab Building (the W5 lot).
|8:00 am||Departure from WSU. Harrison Blvd. To Weber Canyon; I-84 past Morgan to
Echo; I-80 to Wanship; then eastward to Rockport Reservoir. Discussion of
Weber Basin Water Conservancy Project.
|9:30 am||Departure from stop at Rockport Reservoir to Kamas, then travel the Mirror Lake
Highway to Provo River area, to Soapstone Campground. Stop. Short hike to
Provo River and a discussion on water diversion and riparian zone ecology. Mid-morning
doughnut snack. (The Botany Department will provide doughnuts and water. You will need to bring your own cup!!) Here
we have discussions on plant identification and "Multiple Use" concept.
(Restrooms near site.)
|11:30 am||Travel Mirror Lake Highway to Bald Mountain. We will discuss watershed management and the
need for wilderness. (Restrooms near parking lot.)
|1:00 pm||Lunch at Lily Lake, followed by discussions on: pond succession, soils, dendrochronology, and autumn leaf coloration. Bring your own lunch!!
Departure for return to WSU campus.
(give or take
|Arrival at WSU.
Preparations for the Field Trip
Arrive at the W5 parking lot (east of the Science Lab Building) before 7:45 am.
Bring a lunch, a canteen of water, and a drinking cup.
Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. The mornings can be cold. Also, we will be at high elevation. Gloves and a hat are a good idea.
In the event that there is a threat of precipitation, bring rain gear, waterproofed footwear, and a cap.
Wear comfortable hiking boots or shoes, but don't use this trip to break in a pair.
Bring note taking materials. A clipboard may be very handy. You should bring hard copies of the Field Trip information available at the Uinta Mountains Field Trip Home Page, especially the Resource Guide, the Review Questions, and the plant keys (Woody Plants of Northern Utah, Local Conifers). PDF files of the Resource Guide and Review Questions and the two plant keys are also available. You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read and print these files. (In case you haven't heard, the Reader is free.)
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27 August 2012