New Beginning  LbNA # 37231 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerHappy Journeyers    
Placed DateJan 1 2007
LocationSapphire, NC
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We placed this box on Jan 1st as a "New Beginning" for 2007.

Parking directions: From Brevard, go west on US 64 until you get to the Sapphire Lakes subdivision in the Western portion of Transylvania County (approx 20 miles). Turn left (South) on Whitewater Rd (paved county road). Go about one mile and cross a bridge over the Horse Pasture River. Park in the gravel parking area immediately on the right after the bridge.

Directions to the Box from the Parking Area: It's about a mile or so uphill, but the hike is beautiful; toddlers will need to be carried---and CLOSELY supervised. Your destination is the top of Rock House Falls. You'll know you're there when you're standing under a HUGE rock with loud rushing water just beneath you. From the parking area, find the trail on the far side of the clearing and follow the orange blazes at first, and then take the blue blazes and blue dots (spur) to the top of the falls. If in doubt, keep heading uphill.

Once under the "Rock House" (big enough for thirty people to sleep under during a pouring rain), stand against the wooden railing with your back to the waterfall. Look at the wall directly in front of you. There is a large diagonal crack on the wall. In the crack is the "New Beginnings" letterbox hidden under a couple of small rocks. If you're the first to find it, there's also a hitch hiker on board.

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