Bad Hare Day LbNA # 29330 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Mar 17 2007|
|Found By||Bloomin' Gramma Jo|
|Last Found||Jul 30 2008|
Total Distance to letterbox: 150 yards (one way)
Status of Letterbox: Alive and Well on 4/7/2007
The "Bad Hare Day" letterbox is located in McKinney Falls State Park. Named for McKinney Falls which is located in the park, which was named after Thomas McKinney (one of Stephen F. Austin's original colonist). The park also has the remains of McKinney's homestead (1880's) and his trainer's cabin, as well as the Smith Visitor Center
and 4.5 miles of hiking trails.
Located 13 miles southeast of the state capital in Austin. Hwy 183 south to Scenic Loop Road. Park is 2 miles west of Hwy 183 on Scenic Loop. Enter the park, and pay fee at entry station. Drive to first road on the right. Go right, and park in first parking available on left. (If using a map, your goal is the trail near the "Horse Trainer's cabin, bu on the other side of the main road).
To the letterbox:
Walk back to the main road, go right on it and walk to the Horse Trainer's cabin. A trail should cross the road near this. Tak the trail on the far side of the road from the "cabin" ruins. Walk along this trial until you reach a stone wall. Go left off the trail for 15 steps along the wall until you are at 4 trees. The box is on top of the wall, covered with 2 smaller rocks, betwee the closest 2 trees. Re-cover it well.