I spent most of Memorial Day weekend at home with my family, but on Monday I got out for a short outing around Millsite State Park near Ferron. I read on Facebook that Millsite Reservoir was full and water was flowing over the spillway. I had seen photos of the spillway flowing before and wanted to see it in person, so I loaded the dogs into the Jeep and started driving south. The waterfall at the spillway was indeed great to see in person, but I couldn’t get close without going onto the golf course so I admired it from afar.
I drove along the road on the south side of the reservoir to check out possible locations for a family canoe outing. After letting the dogs take a dip in the reservoir at a couple of spots, I stopped to check out some petroglyphs along Ferron Creek that I hadn’t visited in several years. The creek was running swiftly so I was again unable to visit the rock art on the opposite side. One of these days I’ll make it over there when the creek is low.
There’s one older geocache nearby that I’ve passed up many times. This time I wasn’t going to drive by without hiking up to it. It was a steep and rocky scramble to the top of a hill overlooking the reservoir, but I couldn’t find the cache! The expansive view over Millsite Reservoir was worth the climb, however.
I stopped one last time along the reservoir to let the dogs cool off after our hike, then headed home for a nice dinner with my family.