Red Spot Explorers  LbNA # 15909

OwnerThe Aroostook Sleuth    
Placed DateJun 13 2005
CountyWestmoreland
LocationApollo, PA
Boxes1
Found ByQuest Master (Attempted)
Last UpdateApr 2 2009

Clues

Red Spot Explorers Letterbox
(#3 of 6 in the Childhood Adventure Club Series placed by The Aroostook Sleuth and Little Tag-a-long)

Clues: Easy
Terrain: Easy
Time: 15-20 minutes
Stamp: Handcarved

UPDATE: 9/20/10 THIS BOX HAS BEEN REPORTED AS DESTROYED AND STAMP AND LOGBOOK ARE MISSING. We will try to replace it.

The Red Spot Explorers was a group of six childhood adventurous friends who played CSI long before the term ever became popular. We made up mysteries and then solved them. This box is placed in honor of those great friends and those wonderful summer days full of adventure and fun!

Take the Pine Run Church Road off Rt. 66.
Travel for a couple miles until you reach the Pine Run Road and take a right onto it. (If you pass the Fort Hand Memorial you've gone too far.)
Just down the road on the right is the Elbert N. Kunkle Recreational Park. Turn into the park grounds and park by Pavilion #1. Find the Leland T. Gill Memorial Nature Trail sign. Take the gravel road to the right of the sign walking up and initially bearing left, then right, following the road through a grove of trees. A volleyball court will be on your left. Upon exiting the tree grove you will find yourself on the edge of a field. Take a compass reading of 130 and follow the grassy mown trail off to your right, then curving around to the left and up the hill. At the top of the hill begins a narrow line of trees on the right. Continue on the trail passing a couple benches and standing birdhouses on your right until the trail makes a sharp left. You'll see a yellow gas pipeline sign on your right at this point. Follow the trail to the left passing 4 evergreen trees (counting trees on both sides.) Stand just beyond the fourth evergreen in between it and the 5th tree and face the woods. You should see a very large old tree approximately 17 paces into the woods, if you walked straight in. Depending upon the time of year you may not be able to walk straight in but using a deer trail or other paths and keeping your eyes on that tree you can find your way there. At the base, under rocks is your prize.
PLEASE rehide and cover well. Most letterboxes go missing because of careless letterboxers, please don't be one of them.

Note: There is another box in the Childhood Adventure Club series (Pink Triangled Trailblazers) planted in the area so you might want to check it out while you are there.