La Vie Aquatique #3: The Blue Turtle  LbNA # 21033

Placed DateMar 25 2006
LocationCarrboro, NC
Planted ByWishfish    
Found By Trepid Explorer
Last Found Jan 18 2014
Hike Distance?

** Alive and well as of 9/1/07 **

This letterbox is hidden on the Frances Lloyd Shetley Bikeway, which begins at the corner of Shelton and Elm streets in Carrboro.

To get there from NC 54 W:

Pass the Jones Ferry Road/Carrboro exit. At the second light, turn right after the Crown gas station onto W. Main Street (although the street is not well-marked there).

Go about 0.7 miles on W. Main.

Turn left on E. Popular just before the BP gas station.

Turn left on Elm. The bikeway starts at the end of Elm. You will probably want to turn left here, park at Carrboro Elementary School, and walk back to the head of the bikeway.

Walk down the bikeway away from Elm. You will pass a butterfly garden and a paved path that goes up to the school-- both on your left.

After the 5th lamppost, you'll see an unpaved trail on the left. Follow this trail until you come to a cross-trail. On the left you will see 2 wooden footbridges. On the right you will see a wooden structure with a yellow sun painted on it. Turn right and walk toward the wooden structure (it's an amphitheater).

Enter the clearing and find a double-trunk tree on the left side (the school side) of the amphitheater.

From this tree, take about 15 steps straight ahead, keeping the school on your left and the amphitheater on your right.

You will find the letterbox underneath the fallen log next to the tree standing directly in front of you.

Please be discreet when stamping in and rehide the letterbox carefully when you're done!