Golden Gate  LbNA # 19746

OwnerAzroadie    
Placed DateDec 26 2005
CountyPima
LocationTucson, AZ
Boxes1
Found Bynavywife727
Last UpdateDec 15 2013

Clues

Trail difficulty: mostly easy on a generally flat dirt desert trail
Walking time: about 20 minutes one way
Stamp hand-carved
Status: alive and well on December 15, 2013

This letterbox is on the lower slope of Golden Gate Mountain a little west of Tucson, Arizona. From I-19 take Exit 99 and go west on Ajo Way for about 5 miles. Turn right on Kinney Road and drive for about 1.9 miles. Turn right on Tucson Estates Pkwy. In about 0.2 mile, turn left into a large flat dirt area and park there. Walk a short distance north on a dirt road to the trail entrance in the fence.

Go through the trailhead opening in the fence and walk on the trail that goes directly west. Go for about 73 to 79 steps to a fork in the trail. Take the right trail. The trail will go into and out of four small or moderate size washes and end at a dirt road. Turn right on the dirt road and walk for about 100 to 109 steps. Look to your left and you will see a very faint 4-wheel track or road going off at about 336 degrees (from mag. north). Walk on it to a moderate size wash and go across the wash and up the other side to two large Palo Verde Trees on your right with three small Saguaro Cactus just to the left of the trees. From the west side of the most northerly of the two trees, go at about 260 degrees (from mag. north) for about 30 steps to two moderate size Saguaro Cactus close together. The right one has two small arms on opposing sides and the left one has no arms. In front of them is a dead tree on its side. The box is nestled in the right end of the tree under rocks, twigs and plant debris. Be very alert for snakes and scorpions.

Please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (ie. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag). Please rehide the box well under the rocks, twigs and plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

Contact me if the box needs attention:

http://nostalgia.esmartkid.com/azroadie.html

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