Make the Ranger Smile  LbNA # 18419

Placed DateOct 3 2005
CountyEl Paso
LocationEl Paso, TX
Found By HazBraz
Last Found Mar 31 2013
Hike Distance?

Difficulty: Clues require much thought and observation.
Distance: Under a 1/4 mile walk from start to finish.
Elevation: Less than 100 feet.
Stamp: Custom-made. Green ink pad included.
Condition: Great - 1 Apr 2007.

This Letterbox is a LETTERBOX-HYBRID, meaning it is co-located with a Geocache. It is located in The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays Unit. Entry is $4.00 per person, children 12 & under free. This letterbox-cache is approved by TPWD.

The BLACK logbook, stamp and ink pad are the letterbox portion. If you are letterboxing, stamp your stamp in the letterbox logbook, and stamp the letterbox stamp in your logbook. Write a personal note in the log if you like. It is that easy!

If you would like to hunt this as a Geocache, it is waypoint GCQV03.

The GREEN logbook is the Geocaching logbook. If you write in this logbook, PLEASE LOG IT ON-LINE at GEOCACHING.COM TOO! DO NOT put letterbox stamps in the Geocaching logbook. The waterproof paper will not take the ink, and it will make a mess.

Note - the rangers enjoy watching hunters look for this one, so be sure to tell them why you are there. Maybe they will take your picture for you.

To find it as a letterbox, start from the junction of Trans Mountain Road and I-10 on the West Side of El Paso. Drive east on Trans Mountain Road 3.8 miles to the entrance to Tom Mays Park on the left. Enter the park, and pay the fee at the front or at the ranger booth as the signs indicate.

Follow the main road to the ranger booth. Ask the rangers if you can park near there, or after you pay the fee, go back a little ways and park on the left side of the road.

Just a few feet south of the Ranger Booth there is a wooden note board. Directly across the road from the note board is a trail. From the edge of the pavement follow the trail 42 paces. Halt - and turn left. Head in the direction of Mundy's Gap - go 12 paces and halt. Look for the letterbox to your right. It is VERY well hidden. You can ask the rangers for help, but don't be surprised if the smile a lot.

Enjoy your hunt.