X Marks the Spot  LbNA # 3289 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateDec 31 1969
CountyHartford
LocationWest Granby, CT
Boxes1
Found By Kitty Cat Skuse
Last Found Jan 2 2006
StatusFFFFFFFFa  
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.

Clues:
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!