The Story Of Ferdinand  LbNA # 44738

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateNov 28 2008
LocationAustin, TX
Found By Time Bandit
Last Found Jan 27 2011
Hike Distance?

*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Status: alive

The Story of Ferdinand was written in 1936 by American author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. The book tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights and is one of the bestselling children's books of all time. The story was adapted by Walt Disney as a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938 and won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). I thought an appropriate place for this peaceful bull would be at Bull Creek Park, where you can hike or just sit and read by the creek.

From Hwy 183 at Hwy 360, take Hwy 360 south. At the intersection with Lakewood Drive, make a left then make the first left into the parking lot for Bull Creek Park.

Cross the creek and head north, going under the two bridges. At the 2 brown trail markers continue straight, crossing pvc pipes before coming to a green trail marker. Continue 23 steps, then turn right and walk off trail 20 steps uphill to a cedar tree in front of many rocks. The camo minibox is at the back side base under leaves and a flat rock resting on other rocks. Just lift the flat rock and replace as described so that the rock does not crush the box.