Camp Swampy LbNA # 23805
|Placed Date||Jul 4 2006|
2/27/2011 - This box adopted by HDangeruss. If you are visiting, please bring an extra pouch or lock lid - this box is currently in a cheap tupperware this is NOT weathering well. The logbook is close to 3" x 3" as well, so a pill bottle will not work.
***This box was placed by the WyldBlueberries and Compass Points.***
This box is placed at the Fort Crowder Conservation area, which resides on a portion of the former Camp Crowder WWII army training base and German POW camp. This was the inspiration for Camp Swampy, from Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey cartoon strip. Walker (from Kansas City, MO and the University of Missouri) trained here during WWII.
Directions to trailhead:
- Go to the intersection of US 60/MO 59 and State highway HH.
- Take state hwy HH east 3.5 miles East to where you reach the Fort Crowder conservation area on your right.
- Park at the third conservation area parking area (on your right). This is parking area #8.
Directions to Box:
- The box is near the Gibson Spring. From the parking lot, walk down the trail that angles back to the southwest. You will go down a hill, and the cross a meadow.
- When you arrive at Gibson Spring, there is a path to the South that heads up a steep embankment. Walk up this path. (There are also stairs that lead up there.)
- At the top of the path, there is a bench. Facing the bench, go left (East) and continue on the path.
- You will walk for several minutes on the path. When you climb over two fallen trees across the path, you are getting close.
- You will see a large fallen tree laying alongside the path on your right. This will be a great place to stamp in – if you find the box.
- Look past the fallen tree into the woods. There is a fallen tree leaning against another tree with a large “goiter” on it - it resembles a hornet’s nest. (It’s not one, we checked.) Walk to this tree, it should be about 30 steps off the path.
- Just a few feet past the fallen ill tree, there is a larger tree. The box is placed behind this tree on the ground under a rock.