Lake Saint George State Park LbNA # 4918
|Placed Date||Aug 14 2002|
Lake Saint George State Park, Maine
My family has been travelling to Maine for years for camping vacations. We discovered tiny Lake Saint George State Park by accident many years ago. We found the lovely lake and small camping park beautiful and peaceful. You can fish in the lake and there are paddle boats and canoes available for rental. You can swim at the designated swimming beach, if you can handle the frigid Maine water! There are also some hiking trails. Also, there is a restaurant across the street and slightly down the road from the park (I can't remember its name) that is on the lower level of a building that used to be a motel but now is apartments. Its serves great blueberry pancakes for breakfast. We recommend this park whether you're visiting for the day or staying to camp. This is a 3-generation box, hidden on 8/14/02 by myself (Gaiagal), my 11 year old daughter (Artemus) and my 68 year-old mother (Van Gogh). Here are the clues to the letter box we hid there:
Begin at the ranger's booth at the entrance station, orientated as if you'd just driven in.
Turn right and walk along the road into the campground.
Continue walking until you are halfway between campsites #32 and #34 and then turn and face the grass. There will be a grassy hill in front of you, at the top of which you'll see a pair of outhouses.
Walk up the hill to the outhouses.
Stand in such a way that the woman's outhouse is to your left and the men's outhouse is to your right. In this position, the grassy hill is behind you, the outhouses are in front of you, a stone wall is on the other side of the outhouses, a strip of woods is on the other side of the stone wall and the road is beyond the woods.
From this position, turn 90 degrees to your right. The stone wall is now on your left and you can see woods ahead of you.
From this point, begin walking forward. Go about 5 paces and stop. You'll bee walking parallel to the stone wall. When you stop at 5 paces, look to your left. You should see a large double-trunked tree growing adjacent to the stone wall.
Go an additional 3 paces, still walking parallel to the wall, and stop. Look to your left. You should see a pine tree with a trunk about 6" in diameter adjacent to the stone wall.
Go an additional 5 paces, still walking parallel to the stone wall, and stop. Look to your left. You should see a large red oak tree adjacent to the stone wall.
Go an additional 3 paces, still walking parallel to the stone wall and stop. Turn 90 degrees to your left such that you are now facing the stone wall. When this box was hidden, there was a decaying tree stump, about 14" high, adjacent tot he stone wall at this point.
The box is hidden in the base of the stone wall right behind the decaying tree stump.
Before moving from this point, look at the tree stump. Now look at the base of the stone wall behind the tree stump. The bottom-most stones of the wall to either side of the tree stump are very large. When you go to the stump and look at the base of the wall behind it you will see that the bottom-most stones are smaller. Look behind these smaller stones to find the letterbox.
BEWARE OF POSION IVY, FALLING STONES, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SNAKES OR OTHER ANIMALS HIDING IN THE STONE WALL.
PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER BFORE PROCEEDING.
Gaiagal, Artemus, Van Gogh