11-Feb-2012 -- This confluence is about two miles west of the nearest road west of Kaysville, Utah. We had been planning this trip since fall, intending to go while the marshes would be frozen. This has been an incredibly warm winter, causing us to miss the opportunity for as thick of ice as we had hoped. As the time approaches for a date we set about a week in advance, the weather just kept getting warmer. The high the day before the trip was in the mid 50's and the overnight low a little above freezing.
The start of the trip involved tromping through cow field mud that would grab your boots and try to pull them off. My buddy fell in this mud in the first few hundred yards. Not too worry, he washed it off when we crossed a creek a few hundred yards later and he fell in the water. After the creek crossing and another cow field, we entered into the phragmites (reeds). We were fortunate enough to have been given some coordinates, from somebody else who had also made the journey, for a path through the reeds.
There was a trail left by ATV's or Airboat's that took us right through the reeds to the open marches to the west. This path was frozen over. For most of the way out we were careful not to fall through. Eventually, we realized that it wasn't really necessary to worry. When we broke through the ice, the water was quite shallow and didn't go over the tops of our boots.
Once we got through the reeds, the trip was simply a bee-line walk for about a mile through a few inches of water, covering a sticky mud, straight the the confluence point.