Swan Falls Dam LbNA # 3599 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Apr 19 2003|
Alive and well as of 23 June 2005.
Placed by A-Bear
Level of Difficulty: Easy if park near the telephone pole or 1 mile flat hike if you choose to walk to it.
Directions: From I84 take exit 44 south on route 69 for about 8 miles. Turn left onto Swan Falls Road and follow that road for about 21 miles. At the bottom of the hill turn right. When you come to a gravel road the letterbox will be about .5 miles ahead. So you can either park at the dam and walk to it or drive on the road that is not maintained, but still OK. You will drive between the Snake River on your left and the rock slides on your right.
As you travel north along the gravel road from the dam, you eventually notice that the telephone poles/power lines cross the road to the left. Start at that pole and notice the view of the Swan Falls Dam. Meander your way for 39 paces/78 steps at 150 degrees to find the Swan sleeping between the two closest rocks.
Continue on your way to find the Boulder Graveyard Letterbox.
Please read the waiver of responsibility and watch out for snakes (not that I saw any, but all the rocks seem like a snake’s haven).