Construction Zone  LbNA # 23401

OwnerFront Range Hiker      
Placed DateJul 2 2006
CountyDenver
LocationDenver, CO
Boxes1
Found ByWordGirl
Last UpdateMar 30 2013

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BOX IS ALIVE AND WELL AS OF 4/5/08

In 2006, we will celebrate the end of a five year construction project that has challenged commuters along interstates 25 and 225 in the Denver area. The signs and roadblocks will come down and eventually the T-REX project will be a faded memory.

To honor the conclusion of the project, I have planted a letterbox a little off the beaten path, so that you won’t be stuck in traffic trying to find it. This box is almost a drive-by.

Park in the lot for the Overland Pond Park off W Florida Avenue on the east side of the Platte River. Enter the park and walk west to the Platte River trail.

Travel south on the cement trail, passing under a bridge, until you reach a sign describing the Overland Trail and Ruby Hill. A little to the south of the sign are eight stone steps leading down to a dirt trail. Sit on the southern end of the second step from the cement trail. You should be able to hear the waterfall, but not see it. On your left side, there is a wall of rocks bordering the staircase. Look between the second and third rocks here for a smaller rock covering the letterbox.

Please watch out for bikes, they travel through the area at a high speed.

The box includes a hand-carved stamp, and handmade journal. No pen or inkpad provided, please bring your own.