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Menu Falls in Zion

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Hidden : 03/03/2004
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A secret waterfall in Zion National Park.

It must be a secret, because the National Park Service doesn't seem to acknowledge its existence. This waterfall is right beside the main road through Zion canyon, but it is not on the National Park Service's map nor is it on any of the topo maps available for sale. There is not even a sign along the road. However, the NPS has built a viewing platform for the falls, so you can see it should you accidentally find it. It's a peaceful, quiet spot in an otherwise busy park.

I found one ranger who was familiar with the falls. She said the name was Menu Falls because back in the old days the Lodge Dining Room had a picture of this falls on the menu.

To claim credit for this cache, please send me an e-mail with the following information about the steps to the viewing platform. The first step is a log/dirt step. Tell me the number of steps in each of the next three sets of steps:
(1) The number of rock steps above the log/dirt step;
(2) The number of wooden steps leading to the first level of the viewing platform; and
(3) The number of wooden steps leading from the first level to the second level of the viewing platform.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Zion. It is the national park I have visited the most even though I live a long ways away in Oklahoma. As of April 2010, we have visited Zion seven winters in a row (2003-2009) plus numerous other times before 2002.

PLEASE NOTE: During the summer the shuttle does not stop at this falls although most shuttle drivers will let you off nearby. However, you have to walk to the nearest shuttle stop to catch a shuttle. Drivers will not pick up between official stops. In the winter, you can drive yourself here, no problem. Note added April 2010: Apparently, due to this virtual cache being here, most shuttle drivers are now aware of the falls and often mention it as they drive by.

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