Fall Four Fun LbNA # 27305 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Oct 21 2006|
(BOX REPORTED MISSING ON 12-2-2010)
From San Antonio, go west on Hwy 90 for about 50 miles to Sabinal, then north on Ranch Road 187. Go about 40 miles through Utopia then Vanderpool. Lost Maples SNA is about 5 miles north of Vanderpool on Ranch Road 187. Park near the trailhead for the East/West Trail.
Begin by crossing the river and hiking north on the East Trail. Note, up ahead there is a neat spot to spy a hawk's nest on the left side of the trail. When you arrive at the junction with the West Trail, stay on the right side of the river and continue on the East Trail (do not cross the river here). After hiking a bit, you will cross a washout from the hills (it was dry when we were there). Next you will cross the river. You are now getting close to the box. As you look up ahead, the trail will open up to a view of the hills/mountains in the background. Before you get to the field you will see a five-trunk tree on the right side of the trail. Take a compass bearing at 255 degrees West and you should be looking at a large white boulder. As you look up the hill, the boulder is guarded by two large oaks. The box is hidden on the back left side of the boulder in a crevice covered by loose stones. Please re-cover well.