She's Expecting! LbNA # 49245 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jul 24 2009|
|Location||Hilton Head Island, SC|
It's located at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, near the entrance to Hilton Head Island, SC. Gates open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
From I-95 travel east on Hwy 278 (exit 8) approximately 16 miles. This approach to Hilton Head Island on Hwy 278 has two bridges ---- the entrance to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is immediately after the first bridge on your left.
At the park entrance after you have turned left off of Hwy 278 -- travel approximately 1 mile across the park causeway to the parking area. On foot, (take your own water -- and there are no restrooms past this point) enter the trail path crossing a small wooden bridge (trail maps are available here -- take one). After a short time on the narrow path, turn right on the main park trail/path. Proceed approximately 0.9 miles to "Ibis Pond". Approach the pond via the first clearing/entrance on your right (approx. 100 yards before Ibis Pond sign/marker). Walk approximately 20 yards to the right off the main trail and see a clump or stand of trees on your left. In the middle of this clump/stand of trees you will find a log. You will find your treasure near the base of this log.
This box was planted in honor of my future nephew, due to be born this Fall, whom I hope to take with me on this hike one day! There's a First Finder's token included, also!
Note: the pond is a very beautiful/natural environment for Ibis and many other regional birds to nest. It is worth the hike around the pond area to enjoy the wonderful wildlife --- round trip to and from the parking area is approx. 3 miles. As you will see by the trail map of the park, there are many other worthwhile hiking destinations (greater distances) on this island(s) which is bordered by Mackay Creek, the Intracoastal Waterway, Skull Creek, Port Royal Sound, and the Chechessee River.