Get Into The Game LbNA # 2803
|Placed Date||Aug 9 2003|
|Found By||Red /Blue Cruz-sader|
|Last Found||Feb 3 2013|
The name of this letterbox is "Get Into the Game".
It was placed on 1 August 2002 by John Miller and his son Elvis.
It was reestablished on 9 August 2003 and then maintained by TownCrier74.
Adopted in December 2010 by paper trail; this is the first box we found. It looks like it originally had a stamp (not the game we're playing!), long missing, replaced by another when restored by TownCrier. Paper trail has put back in a similar first stamp, left the restored stamp, and added a bonus stamp to honor this, our first find!
Easy and flat trail except for last 15 yards which are not stroller accessible. Less than 3 miles round trip.
This box is placed just outside the I495 Beltway in Fairfax County Virginia. It is located in the Accotink Stream Valley Park which is one of many parks which lie along the Cross County Trail. Accotink Stream Valley Park is located between Routes 50 and 236 (Little River Turnpike), and Woodburn Road and the I495 Beltway.
To reach the letterbox, park at the Eakin Community Park. The parking lot is located on the east side of Prosperity Ave. between Routes 50 and 236. After parking, walk east along the Cross County Trail (CCT) about 3/4 miles until you reach Woodburn Road. Cross Woodburn and continue east along the CCT about 1/2 mile. The trail will change from asphalt to gravel, and then back to concrete. You're pretty close when the trail turns back to concrete. Shortly after that, there will be a trail information sign on the right titled "What Is a Watershed?". 50 to 75 yards after the sign, there will be a low retaining wall on the left. At the beginning of the retaining wall, a trail will go up and to the left on a 50 degree bearing. Go approximately 30 feet up the trail. Stop and turn 90 degrees to the left (this should have you facing a 320 degree bearing). About 25 feet away, you will see a large, very tall tree, approximately 2 feet in diameter. Just a few feet to the right of the tree you will see four much smaller very close together. Just in front of the large tree there are several large gray rocks. "Get In To The Game" is placed in a cavity to the right and below one of the larger rocks. The cavity is concealed by a section of log about 2 feet long and 8 inches in diameter. I hope you enjoy this park. My son and I have enjoyed many long walks and bike rides there. Keep your eye out for the deer and owl which can often be seen there. Also, there are several places where the work of beavers can be seen, however, we have never seen the beavers.
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