The Thing?  LbNA # 13580

Placed DateFeb 25 2005
LocationDragoon, AZ
Found By Desert Flower
Last Found May 19 2015
Hike Distance?
Last EditedApr 12 2016

Difficulty: Clues and walk easy
Distance: about 0.1 mile one way
Stamp hand-carved
Version 2.0: this is the second carving and location for this box.
Status: alive and well on March 28, 2016

This box is for weary travelers who need to stop and stretch their legs. It is located just off I-10 between Benson and Willcox. From I-10 take exit 322, Johnson Rd., and drive just a short distance south to The Thing? Park in the lot in front of the main entrance to the building.

Walk to the northeast end of the lot. Turn right and walk on the paved road. Walk past the multicolor tank and at the southeast end of the multicolor building, turn left on the dirt road. Continue past the fenced ponds on the right. At the northeast corner of the fence, a dirt road goes off to the right. From this road junction, continue straight on the main dirt road for about 60 steps to a small size Mesquite Tree on the left with a dead branch sticking straight up from the middle of it. From the north side of the tree, go at about 40 degrees (from mag. north) for about 60 steps to a moderately large low broad Mesquite Tree. The box is under the north side of the tree under a flat rock covered with some brush. Be alert for snakes and scorpions.

Please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag) and put all of it INSIDE the box. Please rehide the box well under the rock and cover it with brush and plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

Afterwards, you might want to visit The Thing? – it has great snacks and souvenirs!

I will not be able to check on this box very often; so, please let me know if you find it, or if it needs attention or is missing:

This box is in my "I-10 Series". The other boxes in the series are: "Gold Nugget [AZ]", "Old Highway 80 [AZ]", "Picacho Cactus [AZ]", "Picacho Peak [AZ]", "Rio Santa Cruz [AZ]", "Sentinel Peak [AZ]", "The Cercidium [AZ]", "What is the Thing? [AZ]", "Deming [NM]", "Lordsburg [NM]", and "New Mexico Flag [NM]", .

If you live in Arizona or New Mexico or have an interest in letterboxes in those states, you are invited to join the Letterboxing Southwest Discussion Group. Go here to join: .