A Tyler Rose  LbNA # 48079

Placed DateApr 19 2009
LocationTyler, TX
Found By Gryzzled Gryphon
Last Found May 15 2011
Hike Distance?

Get yourself to the corner of Grande Blvd. and Sutherland Dr. in Tyler. This is the newest addition to the Rose Rudman Walking Trail developed by the City of Tyler. Part of Tyler's 21 Vision plan (found at http://www.cityoftyler.org/Portals/0/docs/departments/communications/pdf%20files/ExecutiveSummPoster-sm%20(2).pdf ) is to put a park withing walking distance of every neighborhood in the city. This is by far the largest park in town. I've not had the chance to walk the entire trail yet, but I have high hopes for the summer. Other parts of the trail have exercise equipment and letterboxes as well.

Back to the directions after a short sidebar. Begin walking north from the Hilton Garden Inn. You will almost immediately cross a tall bridge that curves slightly to the left. Continue on the walking trail taking the right trail each time it forks. You will cross three more bridges, all shorter than the first. There is a large fork with a kiosk (currently incomplete, but I'm guessing it will contain a map of the area), two red benches, and two trashcans. Take the right fork again and you will soon cross another short bridge. The path will wind lazily around several times.

Ahead you will see trees that are markedly leaning to the left. There are at least four of them together and it looks like they are directly in the middle of the path. The posted picture shows this view. Walk to those trees. From the spot directly in front of these trees, you will be able to see automobile traffic on an overpass further down the walking trail. If you can see that traffic, you are in the right spot. The first tree in this clump of hardwoods is the largest in diameter. Behind the second leaning tree is a small hardwood approximately 3 inches in diameter. This small tree is approximately 6 steps behind the second leaning tree. The box is behind it under limbs and leaves. Be careful for thorny brush.

This walk took me approximately one hour roundtrip, but that did include a 7 year old and a puppy still getting leash experience. Have a wonderful walk and let me know you found my box.

Hike Length: 1.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 0 feet