Our Three Dogs  LbNA # 56221

Ownermrbarrette    
Placed DateOct 23 2010
CountyLeavenworth
LocationLansing, KS
Boxes3
Found ByBranches II
Last UpdateOct 18 2011

Clues

THESE LETTERBOXES WERE TEMPORARILY REMOVED ON 12/28/2011 DUE TO THE BOY SCOUTS HOLDING THEIR 2012 KLONDIKE TOURNAMENT IN THIS PARK. THE BOXES WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED A FEW HUNDRED BOY SCOUTS SCOURING THE AREA FOR FIRE WOOD. THE BOXES WILL BE REPLACED IN FEBRUARY 2012. I WILL REMOVED THIS WARNING WHEN THE LETTERBOXES ARE REPLACED.

Our Three Dogs

Our three dogs are lost in Kenneth W. Bernard Park in Lansing, Kansas. Bernard Park is a large, empty, under-utilized park: a perfect testament to the Mayor’s 25-year tenure in office. You will be walking off of the main paths in this park. Beware of poison ivy, ticks, snakes, locust tree thorns, and other critters as you look for our dogs. You might want to bring a large stick for poking around before your reach into dark spaces in search of these letterboxes.

Kenneth W. Bernard City Park is located at 15650 Gilman Road. You can reach the park by driving west on 4H Road from Main Street (K7 Highway). 4H Road curves south and turns into 155th street before curving west again and turning into Gilman Road. You’ll see a brown sign indicating the entrance on the north side of the road. Turn into the park, drive across the small bridge, and park near the center of the park by the large brick patio surrounded by flower beds.

Gypsy (The Gypsy letterbox has been destroyed for the second time. Until further notice, skip it and move on to George and Reggie. We'll replant Gypsy as soon as we can.)

Stand in the center of the brick patio encircled by flowers and face the bridge you crossed to enter the park. If the bridge is 12 o’clock, there is a gravel path that begins at 8 o’clock. Take that path a short distance (about 14 paces) until it dead ends at a “T” intersection. Turn right. Follow the path to the southeast, past three picnic tables. Further along, you will notice a stone drainage trail that follows alongside the south side of the gravel path. Walk off the end of the gravel path where both it and the stone trail end. Straight ahead you will see a large, old, dead tree that used to fork roughly ten feet off of the ground. The right hand fork broke off and lies on the ground under the tree. Right next to it is a thin, straight live tree. You will find “Gypsy” hidden at the base of these trees, on the back side, underneath three rocks.

Please carefully reseal the letterbox and re-hide it well when you are through.

George

After you have replaced “Gypsy,” retrace your footsteps back to the “T” intersection near the brick patio where you began this journey. Continue straight along this path until you arrive at a second “T” intersection marked by three large rocks. Turn right. Follow this gravel path 50 paces. Stop. If you look to your left you will see a large tree with multiple trunks in a gulley next to a small, trickling stream. Carefully pick your way across the field and into the gulley. “George” is hidden inside of a hollow log five feet past the large tree, near the top, underneath leaves and wood. Watch out for the Honey Locust Spines on nearby trees!

Please carefully reseal the letterbox and re-hide it well when you are through.

Reggie

After you have re-hidden “George,” retrace your steps back to the gravel path. Once you have returned to the gravel path, turn left and walk a short distance to a gravel cul-de-sac. There is a weedy, over grown path at the head of the cul-de-sac. Follow that path to the top of a small hill until the gravel ends. Stop. Look at the tree line to your right. There you will see a tree with the biggest trunk, obviously larger than its immediate neighbors. To the left of this big tree are some Eastern Red Cedars. To the left of the cedars is a tree whose trunk comes from the ground at roughly a 30 degree angle. Enter this tree line between the largest tree and the cedars. There you will find two moss-covered dead tree trunks lying on the ground. If you reach between these trunks, you will find “Reggie” buried underneath leaves and sticks underneath the left hand trunk.

Please carefully reseal the letterbox and re-hide it well when you are through.

Retrace your steps back to the center of the park. You’ve found our three dogs!

Please e-mail rleonardbarrette@hotmail.com and let us know you found our letterboxes!