Fallen Marsh  LbNA # 52438

Placed Date
LocationSimsbury, CT
Planted Byrica123    
Found By Dulcimer Dame
Last Found Oct 10 2010
Hike Distance?

Fallen Marsh
The Ethel Walker School was founded in 1911 by its namesake. It is an all girls’ day and boarding preparatory school that admits 6th graders through 12th graders and is nestled in the stunning Farmington Valley in Simsbury, Connecticut. The Ethel Walker School sits on hundreds of acres of meadows, hills, pastures, wetlands and bogs. The residents of the Town of Simsbury voted to preserve over 300 acres of this land in 2006 and purchased it from the school. This purchase allows its residents, Ethel Walker students and visitors the ability to enjoy the natural setting by hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding and bird watching. Please enjoy your letter boxing experience in these beautiful woods. There are 8 other letterboxes hidden in the Ethel Walker Woods, to find all of them print off rica123. Have fun!

The Ethel Walker School is located at 230 Bushy Hill Rd., Simsbury, CT. Please park in the parking area next to the Phelp’s House, next to the barns.

• Go to the back of the Ethel Walker barn
• Walk to the pond in the back of the barn
• When you see the path that leads to the woods, take it
• At the end of the fenced in fields, there is a path labeled Wegner Meadow on the right
• Follow the Wegner Meadow path. You know that you are on the correct path if you see a thin fairy house tree on your right; continue walking past it
• walk into the meadow from the path
• when you get to the meadow, stay on the right to walk around the circle
• to the right, you will see the hugging trees; go to them
• with your right shoulder to the hugging tree, find the other pair of hugging trees to the right
• walk to the vanishing stone wall through the forest of baby deciduous trees
• once you are at the vanishing stone wall, you will see a fallen tree; go to it—it is the larger one to the left
• if you are lucky, you may see the resident sleeping raccoon nestled in his den in an old hallowed tree to the left of the fallen tree
• walk on the side of the fallen tree around the ferns
• walk to the marsh
• on your way, you will see a log resting on another; go to them
• in the hollowed part of the log is your letterbox
When you are done please leave a note and then put the letterbox back the way you found it. Thanks!