The Fossil Falls Letterbox LbNA # 3161
|Placed Date||Apr 17 2003|
|Location||Coso Junction, CA|
|Last Update||May 29 2011|
Getting Bored on 395 ?
Heading north on highway 395 past Little Lake turn on Cinder road and follow the sign to Fossil Falls. Cinder road is about 1/2 way between Little Lake and Coso Junction. Drive 1 mile from 395to the parking area.
Note: 10-10-15 I have not received reports on the status of this box recently so I'm not sure if it is still viable. Please report if you have found it or attempted. This area is so hot in the summer. Be sure to bring water. Really too hot for the dogs unless you visit in the morning and the lava could injure their feet if the dogs are allowed to run free..
From the parking area, portpottie and signage walk 2/10 of a mile to the " Falls" following the path. Just before you reach the falls look for a large boulder on your left with a large orange square painted on it. From the large boulder, go 16 steps north to another cluster of lava boulders. Look behind the first one in front of the cluster ,the letterbox is under some movable rocks near your feet. This is nearly a driveby letterbox. The hike is 2/10 of a mile, the drive in is 1 mile., . There are picnic tables in the parking area and a nearby campground. The usual warnings apply particularly Rattlesnakes and scorpions. There's lotta lava but notta lotta watta.