Lincoln Park - 2 LbNA # 45622
|Placed Date||Feb 12 2009|
|Location||Lincoln Park, Tucson, AZ|
|Last Update||Mar 10 2015|
Trail difficulty: fairly easy.
Status: alive and well on January 3, 2015
This box is placed in Lincoln Park in recognition of the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. From I-10, take exit 275 and go north on Houghton Rd. Turn left (west) on Irvington Road. Turn right (north) on Camino Seco. Turn left (west) on Escalante Road. Drive for about 6 blocks and turn left (south) into Lincoln Park.
The Park would appreciate it if you would bring a plastic bag with you and pick up any trash you may see while looking for the box.
Walk to the south end of the paved loop road and go around the white gate. Continue straight on the dirt road for about 55 steps. Go right on the dirt road that goes steeply up the slope to the top of a low ridge. At the top go left and walk for just a short while until you arrive at a “triangle” formed by the intersection of three dirt roads. From the center of the “triangle”, go at about 170 degrees (from mag. north) for about 57 steps to two fairly large Palo Verde Trees (there is a three-armed Saguaro Cactus behind the right tree). Go to the east side of the left tree. About three steps to the northeast is a medium size Creosote Bush. The box is under the south side of the bush under a flat rock behind a small log and covered with some twigs.
Please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag), and put all of it INSIDE the box. Please rehide the box well under the rock and twigs so that it can not be seen from any direction.
Please return to the dirt road from the letterbox using a different route to prevent creating “wildcat (unofficial user or social)” trails.
Please let me know if the box needs attention or is missing:
Please record your find at www.letterboxing.org/ or at www.atlasquest.com/ .
The original "Lincoln Park Letterbox" was the first letterbox I ever found. That was back in 2003! That box went missing and is now retired.
If you live in Arizona or New Mexico or have an interest in letterboxes in those states, you are invited to join the Letterboxing Southwest Discussion Group. Go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LetterboxingSouthwest/ .