Under A Wild Sky LbNA # 42733
|Placed Date||Aug 13 2008|
*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Replaced log & relocated (10/07/11)
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: blue
Status: missing stamp
Most people associate the name Audubon with art, birds and nature, but few know much about him. In the book "Under A Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America" by William Souder, the life of this complex man comes alive in a highly readable narrative, and I highly recommend it. Appropriately, this letterbox can be found at the Edith Moore Sanctuary, which is part of the Houston Audubon Society.
From I10, go south on Sam Houston Pkwy (Beltway 8) Frontage Road for about 1 mile, then turn right (west) on Memorial Drive. Go about 1/2 mile and turn left on Wilchester Blvd. Go about 1/10 mile and turn left into the Edith Moore Sanctuary and park by the cabin.
Take the trail east past the cabin and cross the big bridge over Rummel Creek. Immediately after the bridge, turn left and go down steps, across a small bridge, then back up steps. Continue on the trail as it bends right and cross another bridge. From the far side, continue about 70 steps to a T jct. Go left 30 steps, bending right to two benches on left. Go to stump 3 steps behind them and minibox is in back base crevice under sticks. Please replace as described.