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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Poison Ivy Cave

I talked my brother-in-law to take me up to what's called "Poison Ivy Cave" in the Centerville hiking book.  It's not a long hike, but the mine is certainly appropriately named!  It's near the mouth of the canyon on the north side of Deuel Creek.
 Unfortunately, the mine is full of water, so we didn't bother trying to figure out how deep it was.  There's a few inches of clearance between the mine ceiling and the water, but we didn't see the need to look into it.  Maybe if the water was pumped out it could be interesting, but there's a bigger chance of it just being a small prospect hole. 
Outside the mine was poison ivy city.  It was EVERYWHERE.  We carefully picked our way through it, and once out, washed up in the creek just to be twice as certain that we'd avoided it. 
This one is intriguing to see, but there's not much there and it's a lot of effort.  I'd probably recommend taking a pass on this one.

Nearest City: Centerville, UT
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate- due to poison ivy
Kid Friendly: Nope- way too much poison ivy
Additional Info:  The book is available at Centerville's City Hall or at this website. 
For full disclosure, I am not affiliated with the publisher nor do I profit from the sale of the book.  I do however think it's a very well done collection of information that would be completely worthwhile for anyone serious about hiking opportunities between Salt Lake City and Ogden.

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