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The Run of the Mill Stamp  LbNA # 16214 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJul 1 2005
LocationIndependence, KY
Found By Morgillah's Mob
Last Found Apr 11 2009
Hike Distance?

There's a park with trails, fishing ponds, shelters, and a half of a rather "wild" letterbox near the Kenton County seat. The name of the stamp comes from the name of the park, and the name of the park comes from the road it is on.

The Run of the Mill Stamp p. 1

Once you figure out the park and get there, park near where some British footballers would play. From that lot, take a reading of 140 degrees. You should be able to see where a trail leaves the road from the parking lot. Follow that trail. Before not long, you'll have to make a decision as to where you're going next. You might have to get your feet wet before heading to higher ground. If you stay on the trail (which you should), you need to take a left at the top of the hill. Then, almost immediately, take another left. Walk until you find a gray pipe running underneath the trail. Go 12 paces (1 pace = 2 steps) past the pipe. To your left will be a very dark tree with bark worse than its bite. Go to it. From there, take a reading of 30 degrees. You shouldn't go too far before coming to a tree, a rock, and an old rusty fence. I think you know what to do from here.

The Run of the Mill Stamp p. 2

Get back on the trail and head in a southerly direction down the trail. Go all the way past the American Football field, and follow "D"ee trail in the direction of the arrow. You'll come to a cross roads, or cross trails, in the shape of an X, but this time, X does not mark the spot. Straight in front of you, "D"ee trail ends. You don't want to go that way. Instead, go right. You'll come to a T in the road, or trail, and you'll want to go right, again. Also again, you'll want to look out for a gray pipe running under the trail. Stop there and look to your right. See the three trunked tree? Go to it. From it, take a reading of 220 degrees. Walk ahead about 5 paces (1 pace = 2 steps). Now, see that pile of rocks sort of off to your left? Investigate it.

***NOTE: There are lots of thorny bushes between the trail and the pile of rocks, I would recommend not wearing shorts, or at least being very careful.

Once you get back on the trail, continue in the direction you were heading, going straight at all forks, and you'll circle back around to where you first came up the hill.

As always, have fun!