Hemlock trail - Mingo Park LbNA # 50468 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Sep 20 2009|
|Location||Eighty Four, PA|
|Last Found||Apr 2 2010|
|Last Edited||Sep 14 2015|
The letterbox you seek is in Mingo Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania. On the main park road that runs along Mingo Creek look for a parking lot and sign for Hemlock Trail. Cross over the bridge on foot, you will see a Gazebo on your left. Start up the trail to the right, no horses please! You will climb 14 wooden steps; at the crest of the hill on your right is a Beech tree with carved initials. Mingo Creek will be on your right. In 85 paces (170 steps) you will see a broken off Hemlock tree shaped like a Y to your right. With your back toward the creek, look up the hill for a shattered stump taller than a man. Now that you know what the shattered stump looks like keep going up the trail 23 paces until you come to a sharp double back trail less traveled. Turn back on to the less traveled trail 23 paces until you are right below the stump, then hike up to the shattered stump. The letter box is under five tree limbs placed in a row. Please return the letterbox as you found it for the next person to enjoy. Happy letterboxing!
Geocache hint: The letterbox can be found at N40-11.897; W080-01.768.