Types of Sushi Series: Tako Nigiri  LbNA # 48897

OwnerMoo Poo    
Placed DateJul 14 2009
CountyBrevard
LocationMerritt Island, FL
Boxes1
Found By(hidden)

Clues

TYPES OF SUSHI SERIES: TAKO NIGIRI (Octopus Nigiri) Letterbox

Created by: Moo Poo
Placed by: Moo Poo, Sprouting Sun, Neon Mountains, & The Real Truth
Difficulty: Easy
Stamp: Hand-carved

Bring bug spray!! The mosquitoes here are vicious! I recommend using something with Deet in it. While we were here, we did a pseudo experiment. One of us wore non-Deet bug spray and the others wore 99% Deet spray. We discovered quickly that the one with no Deet on was constantly swarmed by mosquitoes while the rest of us were untouched.
Also, bring a camera (great photo opportunities here with wildlife) and a trash bag (to pick up trash…if you would like. We tried to pick up as much as possible, but our hands filled up so quickly that we had to leave a considerable amount of trash behind).

Directions:
Pine Island Conservation Area
Pine Island Rd & Patti Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Take Hwy 528 east to Merritt Island. Turn left (north) on State Road 3 (N Courtenay Parkway) towards the Kennedy Space Center. Continue north on SR 3 for approximately 5 miles then turn left onto Pine Island Road/ Judson Road(a brown “Great Florida Birding Trail” sign points you in that direction). Follow Pine Island Road for 2.5 miles and it ends at the entrance to PICA. Park here in the “circular” gravel lot.

Clues:
1) From the PICA entrance, head north on Marsh Run Road. This is the first dirt road on the right approximately 50 yards from the PICA entrance (if you go up to the information kiosk, you’ve gone too far).
2) You’ll walk over a bridge and pass rusted posts on either side of you.
3) Walk (a little over 0.1 mile) until you come to a fork in the road with a sign stating, “North Lake”.
4) On your left is a tall, wide cedar tree. About 3 feet up and five feet in towards the trunk, is a black duct-tape bag wrapped around a branch (it is wrapped around securely because of Velcro, so be sure to undo the Velcro before pulling on the bag…otherwise, it may rip).
5) Please be sure to seal all bags completely. Be sure to put the baggie for the logbook and the baggie for the stamp in a 2nd bag, and then place back into the duct-taped bag. Hide the bag better than how you found it!
6) Please log your find in to either AtlasQuest.com or Letterboxing.org