Hidden Dragon  LbNA # 1771

Placed DateMar 28 2002
LocationHowell Park Road, Skyline, OR
Found By (hidden)
Hike Distance?

Search for this box at Howell Territorial Park where you will see the island’s only remaining home built by Oregon Trail homesteaders. There is also an agricultural museum, a wetland great for wildlife viewing, an orchard of heritage fruit trees, and a touch of sorcery.

to the Trailhead: from Portland head west on Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. Once across the bridge drive north about a mile to Howell Park Road. Turn right and park in one of the turnouts by the Bybee-Howell house.

to the Letterbox: Stroll through the wizened orchard, counting the trees. Don’t bite into an apple. Find the geese under Medusa’s spell. Stand shoulder to wing and in the distance you will see a golden square marked with a magic number. Double this number and add it to the tally of trees. Set your compass to the result. Seventy-seven steps away, the enchanted ring sits in wait upon a metal platter, a mighty stone close at hand. Slip the ring upon your finger and the Hidden Dragon will appear before your eyes. The Dragon prefers to hide in the deepest, darkest recesses when not receiving visitors. A magic wand can send it there.

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