TX Blueberry LbNA # 40490
|Placed Date||May 31 2008|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: blue & brown
Status: reported missing (6/27/10)
Blueberries are normally considered to be a northern fruit, but in the late 1940's the University Of Georgia experimental station in Tifton developed a blueberry variety that could grow in the South. It was named Tifblue, and it, along with other varieties, are now called Southern Blueberries. In the mid 1970's, Albert Moorhead planted some of these blueberries and managed to make them grow, and Moorhead's Blueberry Farm became the first commercially operated blueberry farm in Texas. Today you can visit between late May and early July to pick all the blueberries you want, but you can find this letterbox anytime.
From Conroe, go south on FM 1314 for about 10 miles and turn right on Calhoun Road, then follow directions below. From Houston, travel northeast on Hwy 59 about 20 miles to Porter exit and turn left (west) on FM 1314. Go about 9 miles then turn left on Calhoun Road for .8 mile. Turn left on East Drive for .6 mile, right on Walker Road for .6 mile and left on Moorhead Road. Follow it as it turns to gravel and winds for 1 mile to a U-Pick sign pointing right to Moorhead's Blueberry Farm road. For the box, park by the sign. To pick blueberries, follow the road to the right about 100 yards to the parking area. Note: When blueberries are out of season, the sign might not be there, but the location is just as you turn right into their road on the left side.
Walk east behind the sign for 10 steps to a medium tree. Continue past its left side for another 10 steps to a smaller tree at the edge of the woods. The microbox is hanging on the back side about 4 feet high. Please be discreet if people are around and replace as described. NOTE: It has been reported that there is a chain-link fence where the box should be, so probably can't get to the box even if it is still there. Just come for the blueberries.