Under 21 scene: Take the plunge
Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as you peer over the edge of a 30-foot cliff with much hesitation, you jump, and instantly feel your body plunge deep into the ice-cold water.
Cliff jumping is a thrilling activity that can consume a hot summer day with an adventurous group of friends. Echo Reservoir is a notorious hot spot for cliff jumping in the summer. Echo Reservoir is a large reservoir south of Echo Junction on the Weber River. It is recognized as one of the most visible reservoirs in the state due to its location next to I-80.
This summer, the average depth of the reservoir is roughly 50.2 feet. The waters are especially high due to flooding from the rapid snow runoff, which happens to be ideal for cliff jumping.
Jenna Davis, a regular cliff jumper, gave directions to the best cliff jumping location on Echo Reservoir. "Take I-80 past Wanship like you are going to Wyoming and before you get to the Ogden exit, you turn around next to a police turnaround and there is a parking lot. Walk across the street and you will probably see people jumping from the large, flat cliffs," she says.
When choosing a safe cliff to jump from, Davis says to "use your best judgment and be aware of how high the water is." The average jump from the various cliffs can be anywhere between 20 and 40 feet. Because cliff jumping can be a very dangerous activity, there are several precautions to take before making the leap.
If the proper safety precautions are taken when doing this dangerous activity, it can be an exciting way to test your bravery and get your heart pumping. Cliff jumping is great, Davis says, "because you are outdoors with your friends and it can be a scary yet thrilling experience."
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