The Rocket LbNA # 18849 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Oct 22 2005|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: blue, red, yellow & black
Status: stamp missing (7/8/13)
Roger Clemens is one of the great pitchers of all-time, notching over 300 wins and 4000 strikeouts and winning an unprecedented seven Cy Young Awards for four different teams. Though born in Ohio, he moved to Texas while in High School and went on to play at University Of Texas. He made his professional debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1984, and went on to play for Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. He planned to retire following the 2003 season, but when the Houston Astros wanted to sign him, he jumped at the chance to play close to home. He went on to win his first National League Cy Young Award with the Astros in 2004 and on May 9, 2005, Clemens became the winningest living pitcher when he passed Steve Carlton on the all time wins list. That same year he also helped the Astros into their first World Series. This camo microbox is dedicated to Clemens, otherwise known as "The Rocket", and can be found at the Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center. You can enjoy nature here while paying homage to a baseball great who lived in Katy at one time.
Go west on I-10 to Katy and take the Pin Oak exit near the Katy Mills Mall. Go past Pin Oak on the feeder to FM1463 and take a right towards downtown Katy. Look for a sign on the left for Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center just south of the high school. Drive past a number of school buildings to the end of the large parking area by the baseball field where you will see the entrance.
At the entrance sign, turn left and walk to the benches on a dirt path heading south into the woods. Continue walking south for about 95 steps. Then look left about 5 steps off trail for a 3-trunked tree (2 small, 1 large) with a branch over the trail. The camo microbox is hidden in the crotch of the trunks about 1 foot off the ground and covered by dead sticks. Please re-cover well. After stamping, you can continue down the dirt path which leads to the pond and other trails.