Fish Up Hill and Out of Water - II LbNA # 35596
|Found By||Abbey and her Daddy |
|Last Update||Oct 6 2013 |
NEW BOX - NEW LOCATION!! THE FIRST BOX CAME UP MIA FALL OF 2007. Still there as on 10/6/2013
This box is located in the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. For a map and directions, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
If you like a bit of hill climbing, this box is for you!
Start your hike at the Plateau Picnic area near the crossroads of Chippewa Creek Drive and Valley Parkway. Park in the Picnic Area Parking and walk down the drive back towards Chippewa Creek Drive. Before you reach Chippewa, on your right, you will see a set of stairs. Climb the stairs and continue on the path up the hill.
At the top of the hill, follow the sign to "My Mountain." Take a well deserved break at the bench at the top of the hill. After your rest, continue on the path following the blue blazes. At the "Y", continue toward "My Mountain Scenic Overlook (left)." Have fun walking along the ridge.
At the trail's end, there are 2 benches (only one bench now 2013). Sit on the one that used to have a fence in front of it. After your rest, turn around and continue the walk. You will start going down the hill.
There will be a large tree in your path that looks like it could shelter a small animal. This was the hiding place of the first box that came up missing in the fall of 2007, and the tree is only a short distance down the hill.
From the large tree, while facing downhill, look to your right - slightly up the hill. About 30 yards away, in-line with a small moss covered mound, you will see a large tree (or 2 large treees that share the same trunk) with a "Y" about 3 feet off of the ground. Since the box was first placed here, the tree to the west has fallen. The box is still there as of 10/6/2013.
The prize is at the "Y."
You can now return the way you came in or continue down the hill. If you continue down the hill, follow the blue blazes to the road. Make a left on the road and walk to the far side of Chippewa Creek Drive where you will find a paved path. Make a left on this path and follow it back to the Picnic Area.