A Corny Letter box  LbNA # 36331

Ownertwofreetimers    
Placed DateOct 28 2007
CountyOlmsted
LocationRochester, MN
Boxes1
Found ByJ&H
Last UpdateJul 11 2012

Clues

A Corny Letter box

Difficulty – Easy
10 Minute walk (roundtrip)

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09/06/09 - We have replaced the box. It is in a new location and the instructions have been updated accordingly.

04/05/10 - Letterbox is still there – updated clues since the trails have change

07/20/10 – Letterbox is still there – updated clues since there are a number of stumps! This is a single stump that is black on top!
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The clues:

To begin our search, locate an ‘Ear of Corn’ that Paul Bunyan would love to eat. From that location, head on the main though fare in the direction of the rising sun. If you are on the right road, you will pass the corn plant and then “The wife of Burger King”.

Along the way you will see a building on your left that is “Finger Licking Good”. Drive on for another 6 or 7 blocks, continuing through a large intersection. Look to you right for a red electric cart that would be suitable for Paul Bunyan in his senior years.

About a mile down the road, on the right, will be a small park. Pull into the entrance and park at the west end of the lot. You will see a shelter and some playground equipment. Head in that direction, walking between the two. There are 2 paths, take the one on the left (not the ski path).

To verify you are on the right path, look to the left for a broken sign that has ARD HIL. Mosey on down the path past “Boomerang’ on your left. Bear right on the path, passing “Corkscrew” on your right and a small bridge on your left. Continue bearing right heading up a slight hill. Continue up the hill following the curving path to the right then it will then curve to the left. Look for a 3-foot high single tree stump on your left side. (It will be a ‘sawn’ off black stump, not a rotted off one). It is few steps off the path. Stop and turn to face the stump. Look through the bushes behind the stump and you will see two dirt paths.

Take the second (furthest away) path to the right. The path will curve to the right. If you look down the path you will see 2 BIG trees sharing a common trunk. Walk towards those trees. Behind those trees you will see a little wooden bridge for bicycles. Cross over to the path with the wooden bridge and then head left.

Walk about 25 or 30 steps until you come up to a very wide oak tree and the path will curve to the left. Continue on the path for another 25 steps (you will know you are there when the path curves to the right and uphill – you will also notice a big “v” tree on the right. Stand next to the big “v” tree, turn around 180 degrees and walk back 4 to 5 steps. Stop and look right for a broken off tree that stands about 9 ft tall (still standing) and about 8 steps into the woods. Due to the overgrown foliage, you will have to look hard to see that the top of the tree is broken off. Walk back to the tree and to the right of the tree stump is a fallen log. Inside the end of the log is “A Corny Letterbox”

When you replace the box, be sure to cover the hiding place with bark. This has been taken twice so please take your time and ensure it is hidden well so others can enjoy the box too!

Bring your own stamp pad. Suggested colors: Green, Yellow and Black

Please email us when you find it: twofreetimers@yahoo.com

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