Derby Reach Park Letterboxes  LbNA # 5013

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateDec 31 1999
CountyBritish Columbia, CAN
LocationLangley, BRC
Boxes3
Planted BySecret Gardeners    
Found By grimalkin13
Last Found Jun 21 2011
StatusFFFFFF  
Hike Distance?

Edge Farm Trail letterbox

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Cross the border into British Columbia at any one of the Lower Mainland border points with Washington State. You now want to seek out the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) park known as "Derby Reach"

For those of you who would like it to be a little easier, we have attached the website map of the
park.

http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/parks/maps/Derbymap.pdf

From the Edgewater Bar Site, begin at campsite #38 and walk east towards the trail entrance.
Travel approximately 100 paces along the path until you get to the rotting stump, and look for a large tree on the right with three trunks, across from the Cedar Grove. Take 19 paces more and on the left you will see the last cedar tree in the collection. Scout out the interior of the tree down and low.

Gill-Netter Letterbox ****Please note it may be missing.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Jump back onto the trail and continue in an easterly direction. The view will be on your left. As you leave the river's edge, the path takes you into the forest and then along the roadside. Feel free to stop along the way and observe the many fishing holes.

After you pass a heavily guarded part of the trail, observe! You are looking for the Edgewater Trail sign. Once upon it, step down from the marker, but don't overlook the Danger!!

One may compare your hunt to that of one for a needle in a haystack.


Fort to Fort Trail letterbox

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

(Please note this letterbox is located close to the trail. Use caution when removing and watch for trail visitors)

If you still have the energy, pick up the trail and continue to the East. Soon you will chance upon the cairn that marks the spot of the original Fort. Stop to admire it, and consider the marvellous history of the Hudson's Bay Company and their Trading Post of Fort Langley.

From the Cairn across the road from the parking lot, take 50 paces to the right; here is the beginning of the dual use trail and the Fort-to-Fort passage. Follow the split rail fence through the bramble patch into a clearing. Danger is on the left as you may see glimpses of the river beyond. Up a little hill into the forest you will see the twins on the curve. 19 paces on your left you will find me in the roots underneath.

Alternative Clue. (For those not into walking too far).

From the entrance to Edgewater Bar Site of the Derby Reach Park (GVRD - see above) proceed east along Allard Crescent until you reach the site of the original Fort at Fort Langley (marked as the Heritage Site on the map)

Begin at the Cairn across the road from the parking lot. Take 50 paces to the right; here is the beginning of the dual use trail and the Fort-to-Fort passage. Follow the split rail fence through the bramble patch into a clearing. Danger is on the left as you may see glimpses of the river beyond. Up a little hill into the forest you will see the twins on the curve. 19 paces on your left you will find me in the roots underneath.