Kingfisher LbNA # 56505
|Placed Date||Nov 20 2010|
|Last Update||Feb 6 2015|
Walk difficulty: fairly easy – a dirt and sandy trail with a short gradual up section.
Walking distance: about 0.1 mile one way
Status: alive and well on February 6, 2015
From U. S. Highway 70 in the town of Pima, turn south on Main Street (set your odometer to zero at this intersection – you will drive a total of about 8 miles to where you park). Drive about 1.5 miles south on Main Street to where the road makes a sharp right turn and changes name to 1200S. After making the turn, continue for about ½ mile and then turn left (south) on Cluff Ranch Road (there is no street sign here; however there is a large green “Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area” sign at this intersection) (you will stay on Cluff Ranch Road all the way to the parking area). After about 2.5 miles the road becomes dirt (it is well graded, smooth, and well maintained and OK for passenger cars). After another 1.5 miles you will enter the wildlife area and pass an information kiosk on the right. In about another 0.4 mile you will arrive at a Y in the road; bear left and follow signs to Pond #3. In about 1.6 miles you will arrive at the information sign for Pond #3. Continue on the road to the left of the sign and down a short distance to the parking area by the restroom.
Walk to the blue trail sign at the south edge of the parking area and start walking south on the dirt trail. The trail will soon dip into and out of a broad shallow gully. Continue to the blue trail sign on the far side of the gully. From the sign, continue up the trail for about 9 steps. At this point there is a large multi-trunk Mesquite Tree on the left. From the southeast side of this tree, go at about 120 degrees (from mag. north) upslope for about 25 steps to a Yucca leaning on the ground and pointing to the south. The box is behind the Yucca trunk covered by a flat rock which is covered by some twigs and other plant debris.
Please please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag), and put all of it INSIDE the box. Please rehide the box well under the flat rock and cover with plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.
This wildlife area is a wonderful place to spend the day and explore and watch wildlife. There are restrooms, picnic tables, and primitive camping.
I will not be able to check on this box very often; so, please let me know if you find it, or if it needs attention or is missing:
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