Go Fish! LbNA # 6168
|Placed Date||Oct 22 2003|
Promontory Park is about seven miles east of Estacada on Route 224, along the banks of the North Fork Resevoir. This is a very popular fishin’ hole. The big folks can fish the big lake, the little folks (under 14) can fish the little lake called Small Fry and everyone can Go Fish! for these letterboxes. The loop should take an hour or less.
To the trailhead: go east from Estacada to mile marker 31 and the entrance to the park. Turn right into the day use/boat ramp area. Just southwest of the store you will find the trail past a red box and a “dogs on leash” sign.
To the letterboxes:
Go east out of the picnic area, keeping right on the low road. Be careful here because it is narrow and slippery in places. Once you have the sound of falling water at your back, proceed uphill watching for a large fallen log on your right. To its right are four more fallen segments. Look for “Sweetlips” beneath the one that’s out of line.
Continue on the trail until you stroll through camp. Just beyond sixteen look for Old Growth and Western Red, a trail between them. “Brookie” is waiting a few steps down this path beneath the large mossy rock on the right.
Retrace your steps and cross the dam. Skirt the pond to the right and proceed up the hill. Rounding a hairpin turn, keep your eyes to the left in search of a tall, rotting stump. With this in sight you will find a rounded rock three steps off the trail. Standing on the rock, “Dancer” is near your feet at thirty degrees.
To complete the loop, continue to the next trail junction and turn right.
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