Masked Bandit  LbNA # 1788 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMar 11 2002
LocationDes Moines, IA
Found By (hidden)
Hike Distance?

NOTE: Reported missing 4/08

Search for this box at Walnut Woods State Park, home to the largest surviving natural stand of Black Walnut trees in North America. The trees are truly magnificent and the existence of such a peaceful spot, so close to an urban center is a true gift.

to the Trailhead: from I-35 take exit 68. Follow the signs to Walnut Woods State Park. Once inside the park stop at the kiosk and get a map. Then head for the camp area visitors parking lot just beyond the park office. The trail begins beside the restrooms.

to the Letterbox: At the first T go left. Trees will spread out right and left. When water flows to your right watch the opposite bank for cement wading in the waters. Stop when these reclining slabs are due North and a trio of trees are on the North side of the trail. Walk five more steps along the path. The Masked Bandit lives behind a trap door just to your left in the heart of a fallen spire. Close his door well when you leave to prevent unwanted visitors.

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