45th Parallel - McAtee Bridge LbNA # 3433
|Placed Date||Jul 6 2002|
|Found By||Desert Flower|
|Last Found||Jul 11 2012|
THIS BOX WAS REPORTED MISSING AS OF SUMMER 2004, BUT APPEARS TO BE BACK IN PLACE AS OF MARCH 2005
This box is part of the 45th Parallel Series, an attempt to place letterboxes all along the mysterious invisible line which runs around the earth half-way between the North Pole and the Equator.
South of the mile-30 marker on US 287 in western Montana is the turnoff to the West Madison Recreation Area (Bureau of Land Management) and McAtee Bridge fishing access area (Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks). Marking the turnoff is a large BLM sign on the east side of the highway and a smaller FWP sign on the west. Park somewhere safe, perhaps near the Luzenac mine sign on the west side of the highway. The McAtee Bridge letterbox is under a small cairn at the back (east) end of the BLM sign. Use special caution crossing the road, which can be very busy on weekends and holidays. To minimize risk of being observed, retrieve and replace the letterbox during gaps in the automobile traffic.
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