Singing Bird LbNA # 26477
|Owner||The Cats Meow |
|Placed Date||Sep 2 2002|
|Found By||Eng1206 |
|Last Update||Aug 2 2009 |
This box was carved and placed in its current location by Ruth & Bob. When the new letterboxing.org web page was created this box didn't make the conversion and has been sitting down in the letterboxing basement collecting dust. As of 10/17/2006 ~The Cats Meow~ decided to adopt the box. We confirmed it is still in place as of 10/7/2006. It is a nice walk with a beautiful view of Moraine State Park Lake. When we go back out to give singing bird a new box, we also hope to plant a few more boxes on this trail. Thanks Jay for your help in the adoption process.
MORAINE STATE PARK
THIS LETTERBOX IS NEAR THE MAIN PARK, BUT NOT IN THE PARK PROPER. THERE IS AN OUTLYING AREA OF MORAINE LAKE WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE OFF OF ROUTE 528 (FROM ROUTE 422
There are two main entrances into Moraine State park. You do NOT want either of them. (They are the north shore and the south shore entrances) If you are coming from the west of the park you need to pass both of these and go to the Route 528 exit. Go north on 528, at about 2.5 miles you will cross a bridge and see 528 boat launch area,
go approximately another mile up the hill and you will see a sign for the North Country Trail (NCT) on the right side of the road There is also signage there for the Upper 528 Launch Area. Park in the lot across the road from the sign.
There is a sign for the NCT at the entrance of the parking lot. sign says OVERLOOK .4 M This is where you are going. Go across the road to the NCT. Do Not take the trail up the hill from the parking lot. This trail is blue blazed and very easy to follow. Moraine State Park is at the edge of
a Glacier. Hence the rocky soil. The area was heavily stripped and deep mined for coal. Also there were many oil and gas wells here. In short, the area was an environmental mess. A dam was built on Muddy Creek (completed 1968) and it took 2 years for the lake to fill. Much work was done on the surrounding grounds to restore them. This area
is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.
Walk the .4 mile to the overlook. When you get to the overlook enjoy the view then walk another few feet on the trail to the second overlook. There is a bench here with NCT (the bench is still there, but the board has been replaced. NCT is no longer carved in it) carved into it. At the right of this bench is l small tree. Stand with your back to this small tree, facing the woods, not the view. In the woods you will see many trees. But the largest tree is a big Maple. It is approx 30 feet into the woods. Behind this tree there are two more almost as big Maple trees, they are in a small group. In the middle of this group is the letterbox, under a flat rock.
Good Day to you.
As always, happy hunting!
~The Cats Meow~