H - Unit's first  LbNA # 21218 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateMar 30 2006
CountyDistrict of Columbia
LocationAdams Morgan, DC
Boxes1
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Last Found
Statusa  
Hike Distance?

Ok; we hid this letterbox after searching (and finding!) the Normanstone and Dunbarton Oaks letterboxes, further along that same trail. So now there are four letterboxes on the Rock Creek Park trail! Please find the 'Kid Gloves Letterbox Clues' to read the beginning directions for the H-Unit's first letterbox.
To find the H-Unit's first box, continue along the path by the stone benches after you've discovered the Dunbarton Oaks letterbox. Shortly, you will come upon a minute, tiny path to the right, where there is a three-sided, walled-in (made of stones)area with two small benches on either side. In front of this rest area is a small bridge made by two large wooden planks held up by stones piled in the creek. If you look to your right, you will see how the creek runs downstream from the direction you came from, and there will be several waterfalls in the creek; it's a very pretty spot.
On your side of the creek, climb down carefully to peer under the bridge on that same side. In a large plastic bag, hidden and kept in place by several stones in a crevice is the H-Unit's first letterbox! There are five notebooks in this box; we would appreciate it if you would stamp each of them! We are a group of homeschooled High-school kids, and hid this letterbox for a school project; we'd like to each have a letterbook to show what we've done when our project is over.
If you'd rather take the short route to finding H-Unit's First, without first searching for the Normanstone, Rock Creek and Dunbarton Oaks letterboxes, you can follow the same directions for these three boxes as far as the footbridge, and where you take a left on the orange-blazed Normanstone trail. DO NOT take the trail with the orange paint on the sign! (Normanstone trail) If you come to the road in front of the embassy you know you've gone too far.
Once you reach this footbridge and Normastone trail junction, instead of going right, keep straight across the bridge, and onto the trail beyond. You will follow this trail straight ahead until you walk up a small hill, where you will have three trail 'choices' to make. Don't go to the right or left; keep straight to the path that has the large stone wall on the left. This is the Dunbarton Oaks trail, and there is a white sign with green letters hanging at the front with the name of the trail. Walk straight with the wall on your left a short way until you come upon a pretty bridge on your right, with a curved, low stone wall flanking both creek sides. Cross this bridge and hook a left. You won't walk far before you see the small bridge of two large wooden planks on the left, next to the three-sided walled-in rest area. Go to the bridge, and under your side of the bridge in a crevice and held by stones is the H-Unit's first letterbox.
Thanks so much for finding our box! Please be sure to replace it inconspicuously, and securely so that it doesn't accidentally take a ride downstream, or get vandalized by 'ruffians.' ;-)















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Ok; we hid this letterbox after searching (and finding!) the Normanstone and Dunbarton Oaks letterboxes, further along that same 3.5 mile loop. So now there are four letterboxes on the Rock Creek Park trail!

To find the H-Unit's first box, continue along the path by the stone benches after you've discovered the Dunbarton Oaks letterbox. Shortly, you will come upon a short, tiny path to the right, where there is a three-sided walled-in (made of stones) area with two small benches on either side. In front of this rest area is a small bridge made by two large wooden planks held by stones piled up in the creek. If you look to your right, you will see how the creek runs downstream toward the direction you were heading, and there will be several waterfalls in the creek; it's a very pretty spot.

On your side of the creek, climb down carefully to peer under the bridge on that same side. In a large plastic bag, hidden and kept in place by several stones in a crevice is the H-Unit's first letterbox! There are five notebooks in this box; we would appreciate it if you would stamp each of them! We are a group of home-schooled high-school kids, and hid this letterbox for a school project; we'd like to each have a letterbook to show what we've done when our project is over.

If you'd like to take the short route to finding H-Unit's First, without first searching for the Rock Creek, Normanstone and Dunbarton Oaks letterboxes, you can follow the same directions (cross Mass. Ave, go into the park, etc.) for these three boxes as far as the footbridge, (you will find this wooden bridge AFTER you've passed the location of the Rock Creek letterbox) and where you take a left on the orange-blazed Normanstone trail. If you come to the paved road in front of the embassy you know you've gone the wrong way.

Once you reach this footbridge and Normastone trail junction, instead of going right, keep straight across the bridge, and onto the trail beyond. You will follow this trail straight ahead until you walk up a small hill, where you will have three trail 'choices' to make. Don't go to the right or left; keep straight to the path that has the large stone wall on the left. This is the Dunbarton Oaks trail; you'll see a large white sign with green letters hanging at the entrance with the name of the trail. Walk straight with the wall on your left a short way until you come upon a pretty bridge on your right, with a curved, low stone wall flanking both creek sides. Cross this bridge and go left on the path. You won't walk far before you see on your left the small bridge of two large wooden planks next to the three-sided, walled-in rest area. From this direction the stream will be flowing toward you. Go to the bridge, and under your side of the bridge in a crevice and held by stones is H-Unit's first letterbox.

Thanks so much for finding our box! Please be sure to replace it inconspicuously, and securely so that it doesn't accidentally take a ride downstream, or get vandalized by 'ruffians