Lone Star Hiker 2 LbNA # 19830
|Placed Date||Dec 31 2005|
|Last Update||Aug 31 2008|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 600 yards RT)
Though Texas is not generally known as a backpacking destination, it does have one National Recreation Trail, the Lone Star Trail. This 128-mile trail extends from near the town of Richards east to just outside Cleveland, passing through the Sam Houston National Forest. It may be hiked year round, but winter and spring are the most popular seasons due to the mild southeast Texas climate. Usually the trail is not crowded, and hikers may observe a multiple-use managed forest with many ages and kinds of trees, plants and wildlife. There are also many parking areas where roads cross the trail, allowing you to hike portions of it at a time instead of the whole thing at once. So get out there and become a Lone Star hiker! This box contains a different stamp than the original Lone Star Hiker one that went missing and is in a new location, so consider it a new box.
Richards is about 15 miles northeast of Navasota via Hwy 90 and Hwy 149. After crossing Hwy 1486, continue east on Hwy 149 for 3.9 miles. Turn right at sign for the Lone Star Hiking Trail. Turn left soon after into the parking area and park near trail head at northeast corner.
Hike the LST for about 200 yards to a trail jct sign for "Little Lake Creek Loop" trail heading to the right. You stay on main trail straight ahead for about 60 steps. Look right for a pine stump about 5 feet tall leaning away from you about 12 steps off the trail. The camo microbox is buried on top at its base under bark and a tree slice. Please re-cover well.