What Is The Thing?  LbNA # 21482 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateApr 16 2006
LocationDragoon, AZ
Found By Tarantula Lady
Last Found Sep 27 2014
Hike Distance?

Walk difficulty: easy
Distance: about 1/8 mile one way
Stamp hand-carved
Status: MISSING -- I will replace it soon!

This box is for weary travelers who need to stop and stretch their legs. It is located just off I-10 between Benson and Willcox. From I-10 take exit 322, Johnson Rd., and drive just a short distance south to The Thing?. Park in the lot on the west side of the building.

Walk west to Johnson Rd., turn left (south), and walk down the road. After you cross a cattle guard in the road, continue down the road to a yellow sign on the right side of the road that says “Do Not Enter When Flooded”. From this sign, go at about 239 degrees (from mag. north) for about 82 steps to a small Mesquite Tree. The box is under the west side of the tree under a large flat rock covered with some plant debris. Be alert for snakes and scorpions.

Please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag). Please rehide the box well under the rock and plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

Now go look for the "The Thing?" letterbox.

Afterwards, visit The Thing? – it has great snacks and souvenirs!

I will not be able to check on this box very often; so, please let me know if you find it, or if it needs attention or is missing:


This box is in my “I-10 Series”. The other boxes in the series are: “Deming [NM]”, “Gold Nugget [AZ]”, “Lordsburg [NM]”, “New Mexico Flag [NM]”, “Old Highway 80 [AZ]”, “Picacho Cactus [AZ]”, “Picacho Peak [AZ]”, “Rio Santa Cruz [AZ]”, “Sentinel Peak [AZ]”, “The Cercidium [AZ]”, and “The Thing? [AZ]”.

Please record your find at www.letterboxing.org/ or at www.atlasquest.com/ .

If you live in Arizona or New Mexico or have an interest in letterboxes in those states, you are invited to join the Letterboxing Southwest Discussion Group. Go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LetterboxingSouthwest/ .