Snowy Evening LbNA # 20659
|Placed Date||Mar 2 2006|
|Location||Brown Deer, WI|
|Last Found||Feb 12 2009|
This box is an homage to one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
Enter the fenced woods at Noyes Park near Helena’s curve.
Walking straight ahead on the main path, you will see a many-branched tree to your right, and a lagoon of some sort (it’s hard to tell precisely what it is under the snow) to your left.
In time, when the sound of traffic begins to accompany the sound of your boots crunching through the snow, you will come to a fork in the trail.
Take the path that leads past Dan, Kathy, Pat, and Dee.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
When you come to a fallen tree on the right side of the trail, its ends neatly cut, count out seven paces, and then pass Judy & Rob as you head towards the tree at 170º.
Behind the left side of the tree, find and follow a succession of logs leading in a southeasterly direction.
The end of the second long log will point you towards a large V. Approach the V, but follow the ditch to the right just before you reach it.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
Soon you will find yourself in a small clearing, and a large branch will block your path.
Walk around the branch to the right, and find the twin trees behind it.
Stand on the roots between the two trees, and then take a bearing of 180º. Walk in this direction until you come across a short stump.
Now look for an “open mouth” at 85º.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Please replace the box out of sight when you are through stamping.