The Call Of The Wild 2 LbNA # 53055
|Placed Date||Apr 17 2010|
*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, .5 mi RT)
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.
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.
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. NOTE: It has been reported that the wooden post is missing and the dead leaning tree is now fallen but LB is still on right end of it.