Lot O' Llamas LbNA # 20686 (ARCHIVED)
|Owner||Front Range Hiker|
|Placed Date||Mar 5 2006|
This box is conveniently located along the Lariat Loop, for everyone doing the Lariat Loop series.
9/23/07 - Box is alive and well, waiting for visitors.
Distance to Box .3 miles (one way)
Elevation Gain 130 feet
I have been a regular customer at a foothills grocery store, about 2 miles south of I-70, for over 9 years. One day, instead of my usual left turn from the Parkway towards the store, I decided to turn right to explore the area. I passed a Denver Mountain Park sign with a buffalo and two unusual stone picnic pavilions. At the first intersection, there was a sign indicating an historic home and museum (which shares a former vice-president’s name) down the road on the left. After turning left, I was surprised to see lots of llamas, less than 1/10th of a mile down the unpaved road! A big THANKS to preboxed who carved this stamp for me to hide to celebrate this llama farm and the beautiful creatures who live there.
When you have figured out the park’s location, park in the lot near the larger stone picnic pavilion. Cross the road towards the small building on the northwest corner of the intersection. Before you reach the building, there is a trail heading north and uphill. Follow this trail up the hill. You’ll cross over 8 logs in the trail. Continue uphill past those logs another 1/10th of a mile until you cross over another 3 logs in the trail. You'll find “lot o’ llamas” hiding in the crack where a small pine has broken through the rock on the left (west) side of the trail between the 3rd and 4th log.
No one was around when I hid the box, but I think this place could be busy during weekends in the summer. As you return from finding the box, turn right at the road. Walk 1/10th of a mile down the hill to view the llamas from the road (appointments are necessary to get any closer).
Hand carved stamp, pen, journal and inkpad. Please rehide well.