Girls of Letterboxing LbNA # 46691
|Placed Date||Apr 19 2008|
|Planted By||Kat Kid|
|Last Found||May 18 2012|
~ UPDATE! The first box hasn't been able to be found by more than one person, so if you do find it, please email me where, if it wasn't in the designated spot. I will try to get to the park soon to check if it's missing but don't know when that will be. Again, sorry for the inconvenience, but people haven't had a problem finding the second box, so your more than welcome to try to find that one. Happy Letterboxing! ~
These letterboxes are located in Northwest Park, Windsor, Connecticut.
They were planted as my Girl Scout Bronze Award. This is the highest award in Girl Scouting that a Junior Girl Scout (ages 8-11) can achieve. You have to complete a project that makes a positive impact on the community and takes roughly 15 hours to complete. I planted these letterboxes as a way for kids to get out of the house and learn how to do something new. I worked very hard on these so please respect them.
These are very easy letterboxes to find and are great for children and beginners who want to see what letterboxing is all about. It takes about 45 minutes to find them.
Directions to Northwest Park: Interstate 91 north to exit 38, or Interstate 91 south to exit 38A. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp, north on Rte 75. Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Prospect Hill Rd. Go 1 mile to a traffic circle and turn right onto Lang Rd. Go straight to the Park's parking lot on the left. The park is open from dawn to dusk.
From the parking lot, walk across the green bridge. Then walk between the Warming Shed and the Nature Center. The Nature Center is open Mon.-Sat. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and trail maps are available both inside and outside at the trail display. The complete trail system, in color, is also available on the Park's great web site: www.northwestpark.org. Walk straight across the field to the birdhouse numbered 13. Take the trail to your left. Along the trail you will see a picnic area to your right. Continue to the sign that says Bog and Braille Trail pointing left. Take that trail. You will finally come to a three way intersection with the two trails to your right being the beginning and end of the Bog Trail. Read the information posts to figure out which way to start. It will also be extremely helpful to read all the posts along the way in order to find the letterboxes. If you are on the right trail, after you read a sign about white pines, not too far in, you should see a tree that looks like a stair case to you left. After a while the rope guide will switch sides. Just continue along the trail. This may happen again along the trail and if you’re wondering if you are staying on the right trail, the rope guide is along the entire Bog Trail to help you. After you have come half way along the trail, count a baker’s dozen posts. Turn around and go back one post. Turn in place to look through the triple-trunk-tree to see where the first letterbox is hidden. You will need to take 8 steps into the woods from the triple-trunk-tree and then look around for the letterbox hidden very close by under some brush against the log you saw through the tree. Hide it as best as you found it.
After you have found the first letterbox, go back onto the trail and continue along it. There may be a couple of intersections but just follow the rope guide to continue along the Bog Trail. After a while you will see a bird blind to your left. Follow the trail that leads up there and go inside. Look out the window of the bird that only sings while it is flying for a five-trunk-tree. From the window it will seem it is only a four-trunk-tree but one trunk has fallen over and is not visible from the window. Go back to the trail and continue on to get there. Follow the fallen trunk of the tree up the hill to get to the five-trunk-tree and look in the middle to find the letterbox. Hide it in the same spot and make sure it is well hidden.
Congratulations! You have found these two letterboxes! Continue along the trail to the end and just get out the way you came in.