The Hockanum Brook Adventure  LbNA # 43826 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateOct 5 2008
CountyNew Haven
LocationBethany, CT
Boxes1
Planted ByNature Dudats    
Found By Rubaduc
Last Found Jul 9 2009
StatusrFFFa  
Hike Distance?

Materials Needed-

Compass
Stamp
Ink Pad(optional)
Pedometer(optional)


If you go to a memorial park called Veterans Memorial Park, or Bethany West(to people who live nearby), you will be one step closer to finding my box. If you need directions to get there, I will post them beneath here;




From Route 63 South: Follow Route 63 until you hit a road with a sign saying it leads to Route 42. Turn right. Then, turn left on Route 42. VMP is about a 1/2 mile down the road on the left.

From Route 63 North: Follow Route 63 until you hit a road with a sign saying it leads to Route 42. Turn left. Then, turn left on Route 42. VMP is about a 1/2 mile down the road on the left.




Now, back to the instructions. When you drive there, park your car in the parking lot. Follow the gravel path toward the swimming area. Count 140 paces from the gate down the trail. Stand at that spot facing the hill. Phase 2 is complete.

Now, you have to use your compass. From That spot, take a bearing at 160 degrees. Walk straight towards your bearing. Go up the hill, still following your bearing of 160 degrees. You should see a trailhead right in front of you. You have completed phase 3.

Follow the trail east. Now, either start to count your steps, or reset your pedometer. You must follow the trail about 1/4 mile(850 paces) from the trailhead. At approx. 800 paces, the trail intersects with another trail. If you lose count along the way, here are some landmarks along the trail. At 300 paces, you should see a huge rock on the right. At 600 paces, you will reach the top of a semi large hill. At 725, you shall cap a gigantic hill, with a valley on your right. Then, at 800, you will be at the bottom of a valley with a brook on your left. At 850, you reach the trail. The other trail leads to the left. Turn left, and follow the new trail 20 paces, and you will hit Hockanum Brook. Cross the brook using the bridge. Look on the north side of the biggest flat rock. The rock is on the right side of the trail, about two paces north from the brook. There your suprise awaits you.


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