The Call Of The Wild 2  LbNA # 53055

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateApr 17 2010
CountyHarris
LocationTomball, TX
Boxes1
Found ByMimiJacobs
Last UpdateApr 20 2014

Clues

*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, .5 mi RT)
Status: alive



The Call of the Wild was written by Jack London in 1903, but is still enjoyed by many people, young and old. It is a classic dog story that explores the role environment plays in shaping character. Buck is a privileged, dignified dog who is taken from his southern Californian home and shipped to Alaska during the 1890's Gold Rush. Along the way he learns to survive as a member of a dog sled team. As a result, he soon realizes that in these more primitive settings, "the law of club and fang" overrides the rules of civilized society. With each new experience Buck regresses to a more primitive state as he hears "the call of the wild". This story is one of my favorites and I hope this box will inspire you to read it. You can find this box in Burroughs Park, and since it is a different stamp in a slightly different location than the first one that went missing, count it as a new find.

Directions:
From Houston, go north on Hwy 249 to Tomball. Go east on FM 2920, then left on Huffsmith-Kohrville Road (FM 2978). Turn right on West Huffsmith Road and Burroughs Park is just over a mile on left. Continue north past the soccer fields and park just left of the pavilion by the trail sign.

Clues:
Go to the trail sign and continue behind it on the gravel trail. You will pass volleyball courts, then a dirt path, and then a bench, all on the right. After about 200 yards you will come to a T jct with a dirt road. Go right for about 100 yards where you will come to a T jct with another dirt road. Continue straight across this road to a dirt path going into the woods and follow it for about 95 steps to a wooden post on the left. Turn right and go 12 steps into the woods to a large and a medium tree very close together. Continue 15 steps to a dead tree leaning across a live one. Letterbox is on the right end, 5 feet high, under a large piece of bark and leaves. Please replace as described.