Stocking Stuffers: Car LbNA # 52078
|Placed Date||Feb 7 2010|
The boxes are along a hiking trail connecting the Gordon Hirabayashi Campground to the Molino Basin Campground. They are at an elevation of about 5000 feet; so, there may possibly be some snow on them during the winter. Driving towards Tucson from the east on I-10, take exit 275 and go north on Houghton Rd. Turn right on Catalina Highway. Going towards Tucson from the north on I-10, take exit 256 and drive east on Grant Rd. Turn left on Tanque Verde Rd. Turn left on Catalina Highway.
After passing mile post 7, turn left on Prison Camp Road into the Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site. Drive to the end of the road where trailhead parking is available. There is a fee to park here if you do not have a national forest or federal recreation lands pass.
Walk up to the trail sign and turn left to walk along the Molino Basin Campground trail, passing the first metal sign with trail lengths. Walk approximately .4 miles on the trail until you see a second metal sign with the information that the campground is 1.4 ahead. From here, walk 70 steps to the crest of the hill. Stop at the pin oak on your left. You are in the right place when you see a large dead tree at 118* (it will be to your right at about 10 steps).
To find the Stocking Stuffer: Car box:
Begin at the location of the Stocking Stuffer: Magic 8 Ball box. Standing by the rock with 2 stripes, locate a dead treee stump at 50* and a dead tree at 70*. Walk over to the dead stump at 50*. Look for rock cluster at 60*. Walk 25 steps over to this rock cluster. You will see a pointed rock with a yucca on the right. Look from above at a wedge/cranny on the east side of the pointed rock to find the box.
Please be careful, this is Arizona where just about everything stings, bites, pokes or is just plain hot!