I remember Emma LbNA # 27507
|Placed Date||Nov 26 2006|
|Last Update||Apr 8 2012|
To get to Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness, from Sparta, take 70 east up the plateau past the Rock House Historic Site (on your right just before starting up the mountain) and past the Scenic Overlook (on north or left side of Highway 70 about halfway up the mountain). One mile past the Bondecroft School (on north or left side of highway 70) in Derossett, you will turn right onto Eastland Road at the Bondecroft Headstart Village. Go about 5.7 miles on Eastland Road to the junction of Eastland Road and the Scott’s Gulf Road (entering from the right).
Follow the dirt/gravel road about 2 miles. Park at Polly Branch Trail Head. Start out on this trail, path divides, go straight. Be watching for circular, 4 inch diameter, eye-level, orange hiking symbols affixed to the trees. After about a quarter mile, you will come across the 3rd one on the left, which is affixed to a tree that is the slice of bread part of a pine tree sandwich. Look behind the sandwich to a dead tree stump behind another pine. It's inside the tree stump.
Continue walking another quarter mile, see a square orange sign, about 4" x 4" on the right side of the path about 10 feet off the ground. Look to the left side of the path, see a thick tree with a spindly dead tree next to it. The box is in between.