The Appaloosa Letterbox LbNA # 45583
|Owner||Hez, Grumpy and Mona|
|Placed Date||Feb 8 2009|
|Last Found||Jan 18 2015|
The Appaloosa Letterbox
Placed by Hez
Placement date: February 8, 2009
Nearest city: Tucson
Number of boxes: 1
Trail difficulty: slightly moderate; rocky desert mountain trail with some up sections and off-trail scramble up a slope.
This box is in the Coronado National Forest northeast of Tucson. Driving towards Tucson from the east on I-10, take exit 275 and go north on Houghton Rd. Turn right on Catalina Highway. Going towards Tucson from the north on I-10, take exit 256 and drive east on Grant Rd. Turn left on Tanque Verde Rd. Turn left on Catalina Highway. Drive up the highway and look for mile post 7. Continue for 0.7 miles and turn right into the Bug Spring Trailhead. Walk UP the trail. You will soon arrive at a junction – continue to the left. The trail will wind up the slope to the top of a small ridge, level off for a short distance, and make a significant left turn. After this turn, the trail continues winding UP the slope. In a little while it will level off slightly for a short distance, cross two small shallow drainage courses, and then make a significant sharp hairpin right turn. After making the turn, continue for about 12 steps. Look to your left up slope to see four flat boulders with a narrow brush-filled passage between them. Scramble up the lope for about 18 steps to them. The box is at the first boulder on the right. It is under this boulder’s left side and covered with some rocks and plant debris. Be very alert for snakes.
This box was placed for the 5th Annual Tucson Letterboxers Gathering.