Shenandoah  LbNA # 12296

Placed DateNov 19 2004
LocationBig Meadows, Stanley, VA
Found By K&K
Last Found Sep 26 2013
Hike Distance?

Shenandoah Letterbox

Start point: Skyline Drive. Dark Hollow Falls Trailhead. Mile point 50.5

Distance: about 1 mile, round trip

Difficulty: a little steep on the way down, just as steep coming back up.

Park in the lot and look for the trailhead sign.
Head downhill and cross a stone bridge.
Very quickly trail turns from paved to gravel.

Eventually you will pass a large stump, ~ 10 feet tall on the right side.
About 50 steps past this stump you will see a weird U-shaped branch of a tree sticking out toward the stream on the right.

As you count 28 steps beyond this U-arm of a tree you will navigate through an S-turn in the trail and pass a large (~ 5 feet in diameter) rock overlooking the stream.
At ~28 steps you will see some low rocks on the left side of the trail.
There is a single one nearer the trail and a pair more a few feet farther back.
Your prize lies behind these second two rocks.

Please recover well and drop me a note regarding your adventure and condition of the box. Thanks.

Have fun.