Capen  LbNA # 13545

Placed DateFeb 22 2005
LocationColumbia, MO
Found By The Irish Express
Last Found Jan 2 2012
Hike Distance?

Capen LB is back up and running and better than ever. This was the first LB I've had to replace the logbookk because it was full. Given the high traffic area I didn't believe this one would last long, but because of proper re-hideation and discret Letterboxing it has survived and thrived. Please continue the tradition by discretely grabbing this LB and stamping in at your car or somewhere away from the hiding spot. When rehiding, please make sure it is completely hidden from view in its hole and you cover the hole with debris as to conceal the hiding spot. Thanks!!!

Capen is a climber’s dream. A short walk from MU campus, fixed anchors on top and from the parking lot, climbing is only a few hundred feet away. Capen is also a great place for hiking as trails run up and down the spine of the bluffs. Finding this LB does not require you to go near the edge of the bluff. However, if you are going with young children, please keep a tight rein on them as you will near some tall bluffs.

Capen (pronounced K-pen) is located in Columbia Missouri, just south of the Missouri University campus. In fact, their surplus building is on Capen Park Dr. Take Stadium Blvd to S College Ave. The intersection is just east of the University Hospital (or Monk Dr). Head south on S College, or it may be call S Rock Quarry Rd. Drive down the hill and take the first right, which is Capen Park Dr. This will lead you right into Capen’s parking lot.

From the parking lot locate a small boulder with a hole through it and a stump to it's right. Beginning with the first boulder to the left of the stump, count 12 rocks to the south west. The 11th boulder is in a small stand of trees. Tucked under it's southern most edge is your objective.

Capen LB is a BYOI (Bring Your Own Ink) LB.

Please be discreet in your LBing and prudent in your re-hiding. No LB should suffer from Improper Re-Hideation.

Drop me a line after you've found 'Capen' to let me know how it is fairing. Thanks and enjoy!

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