Jonathan Livingston Seagull LbNA # 45036
|Placed Date||Dec 29 2008|
|Last Update||Mar 17 2011|
*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: blue
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach in 1970, is a story about a seagull learning about life and flight, and flight is the metaphor that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe, or neighborhood finds your ambition threatening. This is a spirituality classic, and an especially engaging parable for adolescents, and it had a profound effect on me when I read it during my teens. I hope it will do the same for you.
You can find this minibox at a park sharing the same middle name, near a town of that same name.
Pay fee and get map at Entrance Station and continue to first intersection. Turn right and drive to first parking area on right, which is the trail head for Pineywoods Nature Trail. Park by trail head at the far left of the lot, not the one by the kiosk. Walk on the boardwalk about 210 steps. You should find yourself on a straight section of the boardwalk in front of a Woodlands sign. Behind the sign you'll see a large pine tree, the only one in this particular section that is anywhere near the walkway. Stand on the boardwalk and face that tree. Step off the boardwalk, and walk for 35 steps and you should end up between 2 pine trees about 10 feet apart. Continue 5 steps, turn left and go another 5 steps to a small tree. The camo minibox is hanging from the branches about 5 feet high. Note: The box is a pill container and is permanently attached to the tree, so open the top by pushing down while turning counter-clockwise. When replacing the top, make sure to screw it on all the way and check to make sure it doesn't come off if you lift up on it. Continue on the trail and it will loop back to the parking lot.