Bovine Double Dip  LbNA # 5168 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateAug 10 2003
LocationGermantown, MD
Planted ByVespa Vikings    
Found By warcat76
Last Found May 15 2005
Hike Distance?


**Sad news -- the tree that housed box #2 was taken down. So, for now this is a one-box walk. I'll try to replace it soon. :-( **

This is an easy walk, substantially along a paved bike path. It is accessible to strollers, wheelchairs and bikes. It is in close proximity to letterboxes at Black Rock Mill or Great Seneca Regional Park. There are several playgrounds and picnic areas and other recreational facilities.

Access South Germantown Recreational Park via Route 118 to Germantown Park Drive (1st right after Richter Farm Road – please note that there are other signs pointing out other park entrances).

Although this will be an adventure, pass Adventure Playground, the picnic area and diamonds D,E & F.

Go halfway around the circle, pass through the metal cows, and take your first left. Park in the lot for the Splash Park and miniature golf.

Proceed along the bike path away from the splash park and golf entrance booth, walk parallel to the splash park fence until you come to the first corner.

From the corner of the fence, count 3 opportunities to turn right. At the 3rd, turn right, then take the next right turn up the hill.

At the top of the hill, when you see a blue seahorse and jumping blue dolphin, make a hard left. Don’t wait for the cows to come home to the green-roof building, these days it is a “Moo-seum.” Follow the path around the building to the silos, then down the hill toward the pond.

Take the path counter-clockwise part-way around the pond. When there is a “giant Discovery” to your right and a boat launch to your left across the pond, take the path away from the pond and head up the hill. Carefully cross the zebra-stripes and follow the path to the left paralleling the road. When the path ends, carefully walk in the road for a short distance. When you see a sign that a Tiger, Arnold Palmer and even William Tell would find interesting, follow the road to the right. At the zebra stripes, pick up the bike path again to the left.

At the top of the hill, toward the towers of power, you’ll see a fallen tree just off the path. There is one branch pointing towards the twin power towers, nestled underneath, in a tangle of roots on the ground, is Box 1, “Electric Cow.”

** box #2 is now gone -- you can continue to loop, following the directions that follow which will take you back to your car, or turn around now and re-trace your steps. **

Rejoin the bike path, continuing in the direction you were going, winding up and down. Look for lots of birds and butterflies.

When the path makes a T at the post stating Mile 2, you’ll see a row of trees along the opposite side. If the mile marker is 6:00, there is a tree at the 10:00 position. In a hole in the trunk about 5 feet up is Box 2, “Kickin’ Cow.”

If you follow the bike path to the left from the T and the mile marker, it’s just a short distance to the Splash Park parking lot.

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