Rivers Edge  LbNA # 47544 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMay 25 2009
Locationalbuquerque, NM
Planted Byyin-man    
Found By Wronghat
Last Found Mar 21 2010
Hike Distance?

This is a letterbox well worth your travels...Welcome to a unique view of Albuquerque's near North Valley and the Rio Grande River.

Take the I-40 to Rio Grande Blvd and head North approximately 3/4 of a mile. You will pass Indian School, and take a left on Don Fernando. If you get to Matthew you have gone too far. Go straight on Don Fernando past a small park on your left to a stop sign. Go straight at the stop sign, the street is now Don Quixote. It will end in another stop sign with an option to go straight, left, or right. Go right and just past the first house on your left you will see a small dirt path, just South of a large home with a tile red roof. Park your car by the path and get ready for a beautiful walk - about 15 minutes each way- flat and easy.

The dirt path will take you 100 meters past a tennis court on your right. To your left is a yellow bridge. Cross the bridge and you will be on the bike path - careful of the bikes! Just walk to the right or left on the dirt. Walk along the path past ten homes on your right to the stop sign.

At the stop sign, turn left and walk up the ramp. At the top of the ramp, make a left. After forty steps, turn to your right and you will see an eagle flying. On the other side of him is a Rudyard Kipling quotation: "The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye". Walk the four steps down to your left and follow the pathway to your right toward the river.

At the rivers edge, find a row of five log benches to your right. Take a seat on the middle bench (the third bench from you). To the right of this bench are two boulders, a small pink one next to you and a large one next to that. Take a look under the smaller one and you will find the box!

Take a look around the area. Behind you are the mountains, in front of you the West side of Albuquerque over the river.

You might want to check out the "Everyone's 'Ditching' Me" Box on your way home!