Saturday, May 15, 2010

Go Fish!

Date Placed: May 15, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planter: GreenJello
Location: Highland Glen Park, Utah, Utah
Distance: 1/4 mile or so, round trip (depending on where you park)
Status: Active

Load up the fishing poles! It's time to head to one of the best fishing ponds in Utah County. Highland Glen Park is a lovely oasis of nature in the middle of the city. Not only is it a great place to come and fish, but it has lots of trails in and around the park. Bring a picnic lunch, and plan to spend some time enjoying this fun park. (Besides fishing, we love to bring the kayaks out on this pond.) Young fisherman will enjoy the fact that they will most likely catch something, should they make the effort!

Directions: From I-15, take the Highland/Alpine exit (287). Head east on SR 92 approximately 6 miles to 4800 West. Turn right and travel down to Knight Avenue (there is a sign for Highland Glen Park). Turn right and follow the road all the way down into the park. (If you go past the high school or Walmart on the main road, you've missed the turnoff at Knight Avenue. Turn around!) Find a place to park anywhere you'd like, though you may find it easier to park in the gravel parking area at the end of the road.

Walk past the bathrooms, and the sand volleyball area. Just past the pavilion, there is a paved trail to the left. Pass between two benches. Follow the path around and count two more benches that will be on your right. Before the third bench on the right, take the rocked path to your left. At the top of the rocky stairs, between the water and the path, there are some trees. Between the trees, under leaves and rocks, you will find a fish that got away!

Please rehide carefully with both the rocks and leaves. This is a high traffic area!

Notes: Rainbow Powerbait or worms seem to be favorites of the local aquatic inhabitants, or Velveeta cheese. And don't forget to bring old bread to feed the many ducks in the area!


  1. Stumpers' first letterbox hunt today! Thanks for the fun!! FYI -- there's one blank page remaining -- but I guess the backsides can be used too :)

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  3. We couldn't find it today. We'll look again next time we are there.

  4. I should have commented earlier. We found the box on 6/8/12. We looked for it again in late fall 2013. The area has been relandscaped and the spot where we first found the box is changed a little. I expect the construction crew discarded the box. Too bad.