Ft. Canby Lighthouse Series  LbNA # 3802

OwnerThe Paisley Orca      
Placed DateMar 3 2001
CountyPacific
LocationIlwaco, WA
Boxes2
Found ByCamp-N-Stamp
Last UpdateMar 26 2012

Clues


--- THIS SERIES WAS ALIVE AND WELL AS OF DECEMBER 2008 ---


Ft. Canby Lighthouse Letterbox Series

Ft. Canby Lighthouse Letterboxes were placed by Amanda Briles (aka The Paisley Orca) and John in Ilwaco, Washington (Pacific County) on 3/3/2001. The way to both lighthouses is wheelchair accessible, but the letterboxes are not.


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North Head Lighthouse
Directions: From Ilwaco, Washington, follow signs to Ft. Canby State Park on Loop 100. Once on this road follow signs to the North Head Lighthouse.

Clues: Easy. Compass readings courtesy of John.

NOTE - THESE CLUES WERE CHANGED TO BETTER ENABLE PEOPLE TO FIND THE LETTERBOX. CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENT RENDERED THE OLD CLUES INADEQUATE.

Difficulty: Easy. Very short distance from the parking area to where the letterbox is and to where the lighthouse is. The path to the lighthouse is flat compacted gravel. The letterbox path is grassy and uneven with an uphill incline to start off.

North Head Letterbox: Park in the parking area and take the Lighthouse Trail. Go past the Lighthouse keeper residence. from the middle of the bench walk approximately 108 steps. Stop and to your right should be three short steps. Go up these and onto the trail. You will go under a "Bonzai" looking fir to your left. Go forward till you come to a slight clearing. Straight ahead is a fir tree. The lowest branch on the ocean side harbors the Northhead Lighthouse Letterbox.


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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Directions: Go out the way you came on the North Head Lighthouse Road. When you reach Loop 100 go right and follow the signs to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Follow signs that say Spur 100 once you're in Ft. Canby State Park.

Clues: Easy to Moderate. Compass readings courtesy of John.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Trail is 1-1/2 mile round trip. Up and down dirt path. Some small sets of stairs along the way.

Cape Disappointment Letterbox: From the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center parking area take the trail that leads to the lighthouse until you get there (just short of a mile).

When on these grounds one of the first things you will see is a microwave tower surrounded by a brown fence. From the middle pole on the West side of this fence, look 270 degrees. Halfway up the first set of stairs you come to at the base of the lighthouse, look to 15 degrees. The spot you see from these two viewpoints is the destination you seek. Python will snake you toward the Cape Disappointment Letterbox.