Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cascade Springs

Date Placed: July 26, 2009
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location:Cascade Springs, Alpine Loop, Wasatch, Utah
Status: Active

Cascade Springs is a beautiful area, nestled in the mountains behind Mt. Timpanogos. Approximately 7 million gallons of water per day comes through this natural spring. It is a half-mile walk around the boardwalks, enhanced by interpretive signs and information about the area. Native brown cutthroat trout can be seen swimming in the clear pools, and the soothing sounds of many miniature waterfalls beckon you to spend a leisurely walk throughout the area.

Directions: From I-15, take exit 284 (Alpine-Highland exit). Head east from the exit approximately 7.5 miles to the fee station at the mouth of American Fork Canyon (currently $6 to enter the canyon-- National Parks Annual Pass accepted, too). Continue on the road about 4.5 miles, when the road will fork-- stay to the right. In another 6.5 miles, you will see a sign for "Cascade Springs". Turn left and drive for another 7 miles to the main parking lot. (If the main lot is full, you can backtrack a little ways and park in the upper parking lot.)

To find the box, look on the far side of the restrooms in the main parking lot. Just beyond the restrooms, the paved road turns into a dirt road. You will see a brown sign that says:

ROAD 475
ENDS 3.5

Just past that sign is a large, multi-colored rock. The box is hidden behind this rock, covered by some smaller rocks.

1 comment:

  1. This one was easy to find. Our 5-year-old wanted to use the stamp, but we didn't have an ink pad.