Prairie Dog View LbNA # 11515
|Owner||No No Girl's Brother|
|Placed Date||Oct 10 2004|
|Location||Fort Collins, CO|
THE BOX HAS BEEN REPLACED AS OF 3-12-07. IT HAS A NEW STAMP AND LOGBOOK, BUT IS HIDDEN IN THE SAME LOCATION.
You will need a compass to find this letterbox.
WHEN YOU FIND THE BOX, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT HOW THE ROCKS ARE ARRANGED. WHEN REHIDING, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE SURE THE BOX IS COMPLETELY COVERED AND THAT THE ROCKS ARE ARRANGED IN A FLAT AND NATURAL-LOOKING WAY.
1. Start on 287.
2. Sail west along the course Sir Francis _______ might have taken.
3. When you arrive at the old stagecoach route, jump ship and catch a stage towards Denver. Get off at the first parking area.
4. Odysseus interrupted the Cyclops's picnic before he finished his watermelon. Find the watermelon that is farthest west and stand facing north with your back to that slice.
5. Take a compass bearing of 290 degrees. Hold the compass away from the watermelon to get an accurate reading.
6. Walk in that direction. You will cross a pink sidewalk three times before you reach something that blocks your way. Climb over it and continue in the same direction. You will get to a dirt path leading up the hill in front of you. It is about 300 paces from the watermelon to the path.
7. The path will fork twice before going through an opening in the fence. Stay to the left each time.
8. The path will gradually climb uphill to the top of a ridge. Turn left and walk towards the south.
9. Stop when you are standing next to three tall dead trees. (To check that you are in the right place, the approximate compass bearing for the watermelon from here is 40 degrees, although the watermelon itself is not visible.)
10. The letterbox is on the ground, east of the base of the middle tree hidden under some rocks.
This is a public and visible place, so be discreet when finding the box. Feel free to leave us a note in the book. When you are done, hide the box as well as or better than when you found it. While you are here, enjoy the views on both sides of you.
When checking on the box, we have found it partially uncovered or badly hidden several times. This is a VERY PUBLIC PLACE and many people use the trail every day. Please make sure that the box is NOT VISIBLE TO PEOPLE COMING FROM EITHER DIRECTION.
Be sure to log your find through www.letterboxing.org and/or www.atlasquest.com.