Magnificent Glow LbNA # 12090
|Placed Date||Nov 9 2004|
|Location||Glen Ellen, CA|
This is a companion box to Rock Repose, you must find that box first and in the inside cover of the logbook you will find a poem. The text of the poem should aid you in trail selection.
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
Location: Jack London State Park
Hours: 10-5 pm (they do lock the gate)
This is a strenuous hike, 8 miles round trip. Bring plenty of water, especially in the summer. It is not advised to hike alone as this is mountain lion country. Mountain bikes and horses are allowed on this trail except for the last short spur. Stay on the trail, lots of poison oak. Sounds like fun, when do we go?
Follow the trail to its logical conclusion. Within .2 miles of the finish you will find the resting place, The Fallen Oak Inn.
Since this is such a long hike it seems a pity to have only one stamp to show for it. So.....if you email me the answer to this question and your address, I will mail you a copy of another image. Consider this a virtual letterbox.
Mystery question: As you turn from the end of trail and head back what man made structure can you see across the valley on the next hilltop? Hint: Not the Cellphone towers.
Extracredit: How did they get it there?