Trail difficulty: fairly easy, a flat dirt desert trail
Distance: about 0.7 mile one way
The answers to the questions in the clues for this webbox are located in Saguaro National Park in the far eastern side of Tucson. Letterboxes are not allowed to be physically placed in national parks. So, I have created this webbox. You must actually visit the area of the clues; however, you need to go to the Web to obtain your finders stamp and sign the log book.
From I-10, exit #275, drive north on Houghton Rd. Turn right (east) on E. Broadway Blvd. Just after passing Aguila Ave., you will see on the right (south) side of the road the Broadway Trailhead for Saguaro National Park. Park along the road near the trailhead.
Walk into the park to the register box. Take the main right trail (Mica View Picnic Area Trail). Just before the picnic area you will arrive at a metal trail sign. On the top sign (which is at a slight angle), in the third line after the title, what is the second word?
Continue straight ahead to the first picnic table on the right. From the southeast side of the table, go at about 168 degrees (from mag. north) for about 52 steps to a brown sign. What is the fourth word on the sign?
From this sign go at about 12 degrees for about 42 steps to a picnic table (the most westerly of the two). What is the number on the north end of the table?
To create the mystery word, add the word from the second question to the end of the word from the first question and then add the number from the third question to the end of the words (all without spaces). Paste the mystery word into this URL (replacing the question marks with the mystery word):
Now, plug/paste the new URL into your web browser and you will have completed your search for the Saguaro Park East Webbox.
Please record your find at www.letterboxing.org/ .
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: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LetterboxingSouthwest/ .
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