X Marks the Spot  LbNA # 3289 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateDec 31 1969
LocationWest Granby, CT
Found By Kitty Cat Skuse
Last Found Jan 2 2006
Hike Distance?

Planted on 4/17/03 by the first Connections program middle school participants at Holcomb Farm: Andy, Steve, Lauren, Kayla, Meg (I had a lot of fun working with all of you! Hope to see you out letterboxing! - Tree Fairy)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1/2 hour

Holcomb Farm is open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Directions to Holcomb Farm:
From the center of Granby, take Route 20 West approximately 2.5 miles to Day Street South on the left. Follow Day Street South a short distance to the end. You can't miss the big red barns directly in front of you that mark Holcomb Farm.

Start in the parking lot in front of the main building of the Farm. Walk across Simsbury Road and open the gate leading to a wide trail. Follow the trail up the hill until you come to the top near a birch tree. At the birch tree take a left and go straight until you come to a gate. There is another birch tree leaning over the trail along the way. Go through the gate and follow the vernal pool trail to the right. The next marker is a big pine tree with a bunch of rocks at its base. There are five trunks on the tree; 2 dead and 3 alive; all out of one base. Continue on the trail. You will come to a clearing on the right lined with barbed wire. The trail turns to the right to follow the clearing and then quickly veers to the left. There will be a large fallen pine tree on the right of the trail parallel to the trail. Follow the trail to the left when you come to a vernal pool sign. Up the trail a bit, you’ll come to a skinny tree in the trail. From that tree, take 5 paces. On the left of the trail, you will find a pile of sticks. Your prize is under the logs and leaves just below the 2 small trees that make an X. Please stamp in and rehide!