Nature's Magic LbNA # 1883
|Placed Date||Mar 16 2002|
NOTE: Reported missing 7/12. Alive and in need of a new sandwich-sized box 3/10
A converted railroad bed has found new life as a hike/bike trail at Fort Kearney State Recreation Area. This is a wonderful place to see 90% of the world's Sandhill Cranes during spring migration, mid March to mid April. The spectacle of 500,000 birds lifting off the Platte at sunrise defies description. Beware poison ivy on this hunt.
to the trailhead: From Kearney head South on route 44 across the Platte River and follow the signs to Fort Kearney SRA. Don't be misled by the Historic Park, you want the Recreation Area. There is a small fee to enter the park. Park at the hike/bike trailhead.
to the letterbox: Walk along the path to the abode of the Northern Troll, guardian of the letterbox. He loves to sit with his back against a three trunked tree gazing at his concrete vault. He counts the people as they pass the third post, directly above his treasure.