A Year in the Life of Santa - March  LbNA # 38546 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerLone Star Quilter    
Placed DateMar 30 2008
CountySan Jacinto
LocationColdspring, TX
Found By Wry Me
Last Found Mar 16 2011
Hike Distance?

**This box is unavailable at this time. The leaning tree mentioned in the clue is now a fallen tree and it fell right on the box. Luckily, Santa had already departed for the North Pole, so he's okay, but when he returns next March, he'll have to find a new hiding place.**

Who knew that Santa was Irish? Well, any way, in March he kind of likes to do an Irish jig and have a cup of Irish coffee. You might see him with a sheleighly and dressed in green, so he could be Irish, right? He likes to visit East Texas in march to see the Dogwoods bloom and now you can find him there anytime.

Make your way to Double Lake Recreation Area south of Coldspring. After entering the park and paying your money, go right at the intersection and follow the road to the parking area near the swimming area.

Walk past the swimming area, keeping the lake on your left. Where this trail intersects with the Lone Star Trail, continue straight ahead. Soon you will come to a clear cut area with utility wires. Here you will be taking a right turn. Take about 35 steps and look for the big pile of concrete paving stones on the left. Take a good look as you'll be seeing them again. Just past the paving stones, take a left onto a bike trail. Keep going as it intersects with the hiking trail, until you come to a long wooden footbridge. Cross the bridge and from its end, take 15 steps on the paving stones (remember those?). On the immediate left you will see a large pine tree leaning away from the path and behind it, Santa is waiting, all dressed up for St. Patty's day. There may be no snakes in Ireland, but there are in this park, so take precautions and poke around with a stick before reaching for the box.