King in Okahumpka  LbNA # 19926

OwnerThe Christmas Elves      
Placed DateDec 24 2005
LocationLeesburg, FL
Found ByFOOFOO (Attempted)
Last UpdateNov 22 2013


Confirmed in Place and Updated Clue: 5/16/2012
Terrain: Level
Estimated Hike Distance: Less than 1 mile round-trip

Visitors to this city will find a well groomed park with a path honoring a charismatic King whose speeches promoted freedom and equality. Explore the Memorial Walkway, which inspired this letterbox, and become reacquainted with his dream.

Then, head southwest of town to contrast the cityís park with the countyís wilder preserve. There are several miles of trails to enjoy. Listen and look for wildlife along the way. We spotted an armadillo during our visit, which was a treat since we donít see them in our northern parks. As with other Florida letterboxes, please bring your insect repellant.

Take the trail onto this Flat Island surrounded by marsh. Before long, youíll notice a folded tree on your left. Stop when you reach a tree that has stepped onto the right edge of the trail. At 5 degrees, spot the V tree. The King in Okahumpka is waiting, under the right arm of the V tree, midway along and tucked under the east side of the fallen log.

Please stamp in discreetly and then carefully return the King in Okahumpka to his home. If you have time, enjoy the day by continuing along the trail, enjoying the variety and taking the boardwalk to the canoe landing.

We are unable to maintain this letterbox frequently, so status updates are appreciated. If the letterbox is damaged, please contact us to arrange for its return. If you are a local letterboxer willing to help care for this box, please contact us.