Scooby Doo Mystery #5 LbNA # 13357
|Placed Date||Jan 30 2005|
* 4/02/09 Series pulled. After 4 years two have gone missing I fear to improper re-hideation. Always completely re-hide found boxes. better to get dirty fingers than have boxes disapear. Will post when series is refurbished and replanted
Like come on gang! Grab an extra box of Scooby Snacks and jump into the Mystery Machine. There’s a mystery to be solved! Find the whole gang and solve the mystery too!
For this search you’ll need paper and pencil to jot down the extra clues to solve the mystery. A compass capable of taking bearings may help on the later boxes, too.
The Scooby Doo Mystery series are located in Fulton Missouri, on the Stinson Creek trail. The trail is paved, but you may encounter a few muddy spots if there’s been rain recently.
The Scooby Doo Mystery series is 5 LBs total, all spread along the trail. Don’t miss the additional clues in each to solve the mystery. Each box builds on the directions from the previous one. That is, find #1, then you’ll head to #2 and so on. They’re a progressive LB series if you will.
A pace equals 2 full steps. So say you step with your right foot, when your left foot lands, that’s one pace. Right steps, left steps and lands, that’s another pace.
There’s a little bonus for the first three people who solve the mystery!
You’ve almost found the whole gang! After finding Scooby Doo Mystery #4, return to the small bridge with the green railings mentioned in the clue to box #4. Stand where the pale concrete meets the blacktop on the far down-trail side (the side farthest away from the parking lot). As this is a well hidden LB, I have included compass bearing to double-check with. All bearings are magnetic. A compass is not required, but may help if you can’t find #5. I’ve written out two sets of clues, one without compass and one with.
From the bridge take sixty paces and you’ll be at the end of the bluff and a small concrete culvert which runs under the trail should be a few feet ahead of you. Once you leave the trail you’ll be making a fishhook shape from the trail, around the end of and up behind the bluff so at the sharp end of the hook you’ll be standing on top of the bluff. Leave the trail and go right 14 paces. This will have you right beside the end of the bluff. From here go 15 paces to your right or about one o’clock. This will have you standing behind the bluff. Take 17 paces to your two o’clock and you’ll be standing on a slab of rock with two cedars to your left and right about two and a half paces apart. In front of you the bluff drops and you can see the trail. Move to the opposite side of the cedar on your right. At your one o’clock you’ll see a small opening just at the edge of the cliff. Your Scooby Doo Mystery Box #5 is hidden here.
If you’re using a compass, as you leave the trail going left at a bearing of 100˚ for 14 paces. This will have you at the end of the bluff. 15 paces at 130˚ and you’ll be moving around behind the bluff. From here you’ll have a silo at 60˚ and a water tower at 22˚. Go 17 paces at 42˚ and you’ll be standing on a slab of rock with two cedars on your left and right about two and a half paces apart. Directly in front of you the bluff drops and you can see the trail. Move to the other side of the cedar on your right and look to 340˚ and you’ll see a small cave, facing you at the edge of the bluff.
Now, can you solve the mystery?
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