Colliding Rivers LbNA # 404
|Placed Date||Jan 31 2001|
--THIS LETTERBOX REPORTED MISSING JULY 2006--
Directions: From Roseburg, Oregon go East on Hwy 138 for 17 miles. You will see a sign luring you to the Colliding Rivers Boat L
aunch. Don't take that one. Go up the hwy just a bit farther and follow the sign for the Colliding Rivers Viewpoint, just up the highway a little farther. Take a left on Glide Loop Rd. and then an immediate left into the parking lot for the viewpoint.
At Colliding Rivers Viewpoint, the swift, deep waters of the North Umpqua River funnel into a water chute and meet the rapids of sparkling Little River head-on. The viewpoint includes a rest area and comfort station.
Clues: Easy to Moderate
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult. The distance isn't all that much, but the terrain getting to the box can be challenging. You must cross the bridge on a fairly busy highway and go down beneath the bridge on the other side, and scramble/climb among and on mossy rocks. This area appears to have potential as an underage drinking high-use area in the summer months, I imagine, based on what litter has been left. No one else was present while we were there, though. Dress for wet and dirty and rock scrambling. Boots with good traction are a must. Poison Oak can be a prominent life form in Douglas County, so be mindful of that, as well.
Douglas County Letter Box #1: COLLIDING RIVERS Park in the viewpoint area and take a nice look at the rivers coming together here. Go up to the highway (stay on the side you're on you want to cross the river, not the highway) and cross over the bridge to the other side. Where you see the "Adopt-A-Highway" sign go over the guardrail and follow the trail down under the bridge. About halfway down to the next bridge support (concrete wall) there will be a flat concrete slab with a chunk of rebar sticking out of it on your left. Stand on this slab facing the river and look to 9:00 O'clock. You'll see a good size fir tree. Not far below it is a "junior" fir. At the very base of this tree there is large rock below and to the right. A brown, sandy stone is at the entrance of the crevice where this letterbox resides.
Placed by Ken, Lori, Brittany and Amanda (The Paisley Orca) in Glide, Oregon on 1/13/2001.