Houston Astros  LbNA # 4156

OwnerBaby Bear      
Placed DateMay 30 2003
LocationOrange City, FL
Found By Moo Poo
Last Found Nov 15 2008
Hike Distance?

Difficulty: Easy
Distance to Letterbox: 25 Yards (one Way)

Status of Letterbox: Alive and Well on 12/28/08

The "Houston Astros" letterbox is located somewhat close to the spring training home of the namesake baseball team. Actually, it is placed in Blue Spring State Park, a wonderful park with great facilies. You can enjoy swimming, canoeing, camping and animal viewing (including the manatee).

From Highway 17, go south from Orange City, and follow park signs (eventually turning west off Hwy 17). Get a park map at enterance station ($2 fee), and drive to the farthest parking area (near "Lagoon" on map. Park near hiking trail on left.

To the Letterbox:
Starting at the trailhead sign (with info on the Florida Black Bear), go 55 paces to trail split. Go left, and walk a few steps to the "Cabin Residents Only" sign. Locate the huge live oak tree at 40 degrees, about 10 yards off the trail.****** Seems the trails have changed, so keep this in mind: Split in trail is not really there anymore (overgrown). Now a small brown sign there that says "Trai" and points to the right. Thre is a slight social trail to the tree. ***** The box is located at the base of the back side of this tree, where a palmetto grows up out of the base (box is between Palmetto and tree trunk, covered with leaves, sticks and spanish moss clump). East side of tree.

Please give me status of this box once you visit: babybearlb2002@yahoo.com