This series started as 3 individual boxes sent to the Mansfield Monster Mash. While the boxes were still in CT, Tooth Fairy came up with the idea of expanding the series and making it a “Dark Side” series. So, here they are. In order to figure out the clues, you’re going to have to answer some questions about Harry Potter. You have read them right? If not, go ahead, it should only take you a week or so to read the series, then you’ll be ready to find these boxes.
WARNING: Pupp, Tooth Fairy, and I discovered the hard way that this trail does NOT loop back to the start. It comes out 5 miles from where you started. There are a few options you can take, reverse at the last box and go back the way you came, take two cars and park one at the Equestrian Trail head entrance, or walk back to the car 5 miles on the road.
A special thank you to Bookworm for her help with the clues!
Now on to the clues!
Oxbow Park is located at the very end of Division Street in Gresham. Enter the park ($4.00 parking fee and animals are not welcome) and follow the road to the trailhead directly across from Group Picnic Area A. Now answer the questions below. Each possible answer has a possible direction. Choose wisely.
How many brothers does Ron have?
a. 7 – Take the trail to the right of the picnic table.
b. 9 – Take the trail by the pit toilets behind you.
c. 2 – Walk towards the river.
d. 5 – Take the trail up the hill.
Box 1 – The Grim carved by Tooth Fairy
What is the address of the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix?
a. 4 Privet Drive – Look under the large rock to the right of the trail.
b. 12 Privet Drive – Keep going up the hill.
c. 12 Grimmauld Place – Look in the tree to the left with a hole in the base.
d. 9 Magnolia Crescent – Look in the fern to the right of the trail just a few feet up from the trail head.
Box 2 – Basilisk – carved by Maiden
When is the first time Harry encounters the name Nicholas Flamel?
a. Hagrid lets it slip – turn down the horse trail, find the tree that looks like a serpents tongue
b. Binns mentions him in a lecture – continue on, looking to the left for the serpents tongue
c. On the Dumbledore wizard card – continue on, looking to the right for the serpents tongue
d. In “Hogwarts, a History” – continue on and look for a snake carved into a tree to the right of the trail, just above a large rock
Box 3 – Fluffy carved by Pupp
What are the examinations Hogwarts students take at age fifteen?
a. S.P.E.W – Take trail to the right and look for a large stump
b. N.E.W.T. – large knoll to the left, look behind the farthest stump from the trail
c. W.S.A.T. – behind you under a Fluffy shaped rock
d. O.W.L – large knoll to the left, behind the fallen log with a split in it
Box 4 - Boggart carved by Maiden
How many galleons does the winner of the TriWizard Tournament get?
a. 10,000 – Take the trail to the left of Fluffy and watch for a fallen log cut in half
b. 5,000 – Take the first trail to the right you come to, look for a snag
c. 100 – Walk up to Elk Meadows, search for the opening in the trees that the deer frequent, there in an obvious place
d. 1,000 – Walk up to Elk Meadows, find the huge maple surrounded by nettles and look inside the left side of the trunk
Box 5 – Aragog carved by Maiden
Which spell is used to fire birds out of the wand?
a. Accio – Circle the meadow and take the trail to the North. See the large decomposing stump surrounded by cedars for him to spin his web on?
b. Avis – Back down to the “H” trail, turn south to a small stump on the right next to a path. See the large decomposing stump surrounded by cedars for him to spin his web on?
c. Incendio – Circle the fence to the right, take the first trail. See the large decomposing stump surrounded by cedars for him to spin his web on?
d. Wingardium Leviosa – Give up, it’s all hopeless. The Boggart has over come you and you will perish here.
Box 6 – Dark Mark carved by Pupp
Where in Gringotts Bank was the sorcerer’s stone?
a. Vault 317 – Continue on to the intersection of 4, go left and search for double deciduous trees with a view of the mountain.
b. Vault 737 - Continue on to the intersection of 4, go straight and search for double deciduous trees with a view of more trees.
c. Under the manager’s desk – It’s right at your feet, just bend over and pick it up!
d. Vault 713 - Continue on to the intersection of 4, go right and search for double deciduous trees with a view of the river.
Box 7 – Tom Riddles Diary carved by Pupp
What creature’s cry is fatal to anyone who hears it?
a. Grindylow – Turn back and go in the opposite direction you came this time, follow the same clue.
b. Gillyweed – Continue on over the large rocks to the point where you’re wondering if we’ve lost our mind and look in the tree on the uphill side.
c. Mandrake – Continue on to where the large rocks block the path, under the middle rock.
d. Flobberworm – Turn back and search at the intersection of 4, what would a flobberworm want to eat?
Box 8 – Norbert carved by Pupp.
What are the “few words”, in order, that Dumbledore says before the banquet in Harry’s first year?
a. Tweak! Blubber! Oddment! Nitwit! – Back up the trail to the intersection, turn left look for a twisted tree with a hollow trunk.
b. Nitwit! Oddment! Blubber! Tweak! – Back up the trail to the intersection, turn right and look for a twisted tree with a hollow trunk.
c. Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! – Back up the trail to the intersection, go straight and look for a twisted tree with a hollow trunk.
d. Oddment! Nitwit! Tweak! Blubber! – Check your map, you’re hopelessly lost.
Box 9 – Demenentor carved by Maiden
What was the magical device that enabled Hermione to go to several different classes at the same time?
a. Time-turner – continue on past the rails until you find a small tree with a gaping mouth
b. Time-stopper – continue on, at the bottom of the switchbacks there is a large pile of rocks, look there
c. Time-twister – Just past the switchbacks, find the over look with a view of Mt. Hood. The tree you’re leaning on holds the box.
d. Time-machine – Consult your map, head towards the equestrian trail head. At the base of the sign post, Dementor is buried.
If you need any assistance with this quest, an owl post sent to the Head Master’s office will certainly find me