My Favorite Snack LbNA # 28646
|Placed Date||Feb 4 2007|
Trail difficulty: moderately easy; however, the trail is rocky and goes slightly uphill all the way.
Walking distance: about 0.3 mile one way
Status: alive and well on January 8, 2016
The box is along the Agua Caliente Hill Trail in the Coronado National Forest a little northeast of Tucson. Take Grant, Houghton, or Wilmot Roads to Tanque Verde Road. Take Tanque Verde Road east. Turn left (north) on Soldiers Trail. Turn right (east) on Fort Lowell Road. Continue straight on Camino Ancho into the Palo Verde Ranch development. Turn left (north) on Camino Remuda. Continue on Camino Remuda as it curves around to where it looks like it ends at a house. Just before the house driveway, turn left and go for about 0.1 mile to the paved trailhead parking on the right.
Walk through the gate and start walking up the Agua Caliente Hill Trail. A short distance after the gate, the trail will cross a very small gully or wash. Then in a short distance, the trail will make a right turn. After awhile, the trail will make another right turn where there are some wood steps. On the left side of the turn there is a dirt pile or birm. From the center of the top of the birm, go at about 90 degrees (from mag. north) up slope on an old dirt 4-wheel road for about 140 steps. Look to your right for a medium-size Palo Verde Tree about 11 steps up off the trail. Behind it is a small armless Saguaro Cactus. The box is behind the Saguaro under some rocks covered with some twigs and plant debris. Be alert for snakes!
Please please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag), and put all of it INSIDE the box. Please screw the lid on tight. Please rehide the box well under the rocks and covered with some twigs and plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.
This box was placed for the 3rd Annual Tucson Letterboxers Gathering.
Please let me know if the box needs attention or is missing:
Now go look for my "Agua Caliente Hill Letterbox" which is along the same trail.
Please record your find at www.letterboxing.org/ or at www.atlasquest.com/ .
If you live in Arizona or New Mexico or have an interest in letterboxes in those states, you are invited to join the Letterboxing Southwest Discussion Group. Go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LetterboxingSouthwest/ .