Boys of Summer LbNA # 20109
|Owner||Kristal & Ron|
|Placed Date||Jan 14 2006|
|Found By||tigerlilly(aq) (Attempted)|
|Last Update||Feb 11 2013|
|Hike Distance||1 mi|
*** If anyone has a new logbook and ziploc, replacements are desperately needed here! ***
Distance: .8 mile one-way, easy walk
From I-10, exit at Ajo Way and go east a short distance to Tucson Electric Park, located on the SW corner of Ajo and Forgeus. Park in the lot on the south side of the stadium.
Walk on the shwoopy sidewalk, along the east side of the ballpark, back toward the intersection. As you go, enjoy the view into the park. TEP is the Spring Training home of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks and the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox, as well as the summer home for the DBacks’ Triple-A affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders. The stadium holds 11,000 fans. On a sunny March afternoon, we can usually be found in the front row down on the 3rd base line.
When you get to the corner, take the Veterans Memorial Pedestrian Bridge and enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding Tucson. You are in the middle of the Kino Sports Complex – 155 acres of recreational areas.
Back on solid ground, cross Forgeus to the Veterans Memorial Plaza underneath the flags. From the Korean War Memorial, spot a footbridge at 40* from north. Cross it and then follow paved asphalt paths and sidewalks all the way to your destination, past...
the Teen Center on your R,
the fields where the pros practice on your R,
the new swimmin' hole and Ol' Glory on your L,
a basketball court on your R,
picnic ramadas and a little lake on your L,
and the "snakes" home on your R.
Cross the iron trestle and go to a mini metal pagoda. There is a mesquite tree just to north and the "Boys of Summer" letterbox is under a single large rock at its base. Since it's out in the open, please be sure to re-place and re-cover so it can't be seen from any angle.