Nowhere, Man LbNA # 22569
|Placed Date||May 26 2006|
|Last Update||Aug 19 2008|
Nowhere, Man, is really nowhere now. The box is missing, although the container is there. I'll get back to you with more information.
Think you are a dedicated letterboxer? Test your mettle with this box. The clues are easy and the box sits out in the open. But the location ...
It's Nowhere, Man.
In late May 2006, my son and I loaded a U-haul and drove it across the country to Portland, OR, where my VERY pregnant daughter was afraid she would have her baby before the cradle arrived at their new home. Their mover's contract went bad, leaving her with several more weeks of lawnchair and air mattress decor, so Dad and brother drove to the rescue.
The drive was gruelling, but it gave us a chance to give you a real adventure. I’ve been experimenting for some time with a building material called “hypertufa” a lightweight concrete. My first box looked more like a very hard loaf of bread, but for this placement it will do just fine.
Nowhere, man. With a thematic stamp carved by my wife (the other half of our "2") and triple wrapped protection under the hypertufa, this box should stand the test of time.
It will need it. Welcome to Nowhere, Man.
This one is so far out, I provided detailed photos on the MidMoLetterboxing Blog. But you will still need these clues:
Westbound on Interstate 80 from Laramie, drive until your eyes glaze over. Eastbound from Rawlins, about the same. Either way you can find Exit 279 between Laramie and Rawlings.
Exit 279 is for Cooper Cove Road, a gravel track traveled more frequently by pronghorn antelope than by cars. Don’t miss the exit – it’s a looong way to the next turnaround.
When you get to the bottom of the exit ramp, you are almost nowhere. So amble over to the north side of the overpass, where a fence and cattle crossing guards the way to a hunter management area.
That metal grid on the road may keep the cows behind the fence, but the deer and the antelope are supposed to play out here. So just uphill from the cattle crossing is an antelope crossing – a retaining wall on the cow-grazing side, a tall mound of rock on the freeway side and a line of wire fence up the ridge. At the very top is an open gate. Cows can’t climb up the retaining wall to go through it, but for antelope it is like jumping up on a curb.
Look on that rock pile and find my fake rock. Inside is your quarry. While you are up there, enjoy the view. You will seldom see an emptier vista.
Once you are in Nowhere, please log in and then record your find at LBNA. And please send me an e-mail with an explanation of how you got there and perhaps a photo.
I wouldn't be surprised if this box sits in the rocks undisturbed except by the antelope. Dare you...