Evergreen Letterbox  LbNA # 41863

Placed DateJul 17 2008
LocationBoonton, NJ
Found By (hidden)
Hike Distance?

Evergreen Letterbox
Tourne County Park
Placed 07/17/08 by Wingfoot & Angelfoot
Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey

Clues: Easy
Terrain: One Short Up Hill Climb
Time: Less then 30 minutes

Traveling NORTH on 287, take Exit 43 for Intervale Road (Mountain Lakes). At the end of the ramp turn LEFT and cross over I-287 to the traffic light. Turn RIGHT at the light onto Fanny Road. Proceed straight to the second stop sign. Turn RIGHT onto West Main Street. Bear LEFT at the "Y" onto Powerville Road. Continue until the first road on the left, McCaffrey Lane. Turn LEFT. A sign for Tourne Park marks the entrance. Early Dutch settlers named this land "Torren", which means tower.

The Tourne is the only remaining undeveloped fragment of the Great Boonton Tract, purchased by David Ogden, Colonial Attorney-General of New Jersey in 1759. McCaffrey Lane, which serves as the main entrance to the park, was created in 1767 by Samuel Ogden to haul iron ore from Hibernia's mines to his iron works in Old Boonton. Within this historic region, the Continental Army manufactured cannon balls for use during the American Revolution.

Start at the first parking lot from the McCaffrey Lane entrance off of Powerville road. From the kiosk, go across the road to a fence post. The fence post has reflectors on both sides. Take the green trail on the immediate far left. This is the Evergreen trail. Old park maps indicate that it is the Hemlock trail. Trail will begin to climb. Once you’ve made your short climb to the top there will be a blazed tree indicating to go right down the trail. At the next single blazed tree go 24 paces at 280 degrees to a big tree. Behind it, underneath a pile of rocks is what you seek.

Please hide box completely hidden from view after stamping in.

Pick up green trail the way you didn’t come to complete the short Evergreen trail.

The Tourne, Rattlesnake, Evergreen, Baby Box, and Birchwood Lake letterboxes hikes can be combined. Wilcox and Tourne Parks border each other.