Cocoa's Playground  LbNA # 35305

Placed DateSep 15 2007
LocationTillamook, OR
Found By M2CW2
Last Found Jun 12 2010
Hike Distance?

Checked on box 5/25/13. Box is a-ok and ready to be found.
Status check on March 8, 2007 - Box survived the winter storms and is waiting for somebody to find it.

Before the Tillamook Forest Center was built my family would come here with our two dogs. One dog we couldn’t keep out of the water and the other we couldn’t get to go in. Cocoa, our big black dog, wouldn’t stop barking at us until we threw a stick into the water for her to retrieve. Apparently my aim isn’t as good as it could be and the last stick that I threw missed the water altogether and ended up in the bushes. Can you help me find it?

Start your trip at the Tillamook Forest Center near milepost 22 on Highway 26. Take note that the center is open Wednesday through Sunday 10-4 in the Spring and Fall, and 10-5 7 days a week during the summer. Check out the interesting information and displays inside the center. Walk out the back door and cross the bridge. On the far side of the bridge you see a sign leading you to the Smith Homestead, but instead you head the other direction. Ahead on the right you come upon a large burned out tree. While interesting, this isn’t what you are looking for and continue on. You cross paths with a rocky bed meant for water to make its way down to the river below. You continue on the path and enjoy the sounds of the river below and, perhaps, the occasional person playing in the water. You pass a mossy giant with five trunks on your left. You continue on and soon spy a large stump on your left that looks like it could really use a good haircut. From this stump continue on 25 paces and look at the log on your left. It is covered with clover and moss and even has some devils club growing out of the top. Stuck in the right end of the log (at about 4 o’clock) is the stick that I lost and hiding behind is the treasure you are looking for.

Thanks for coming out and playing with Cocoa at her favorite playground.

This is my first letterbox. I'd love to hear feedback from people and let me know how the box is doing.