Diamond on the Trail LbNA # 57753
|Placed Date||May 8 2011|
|Found By||the hills (Attempted)|
|Last Update||Aug 4 2012|
This is a great driving letterbox for those of you who want to get away from the hustle and bustle. You’ll get into the woods with this one- not just the woods you can see from the highway.
From Hackensack: Head North on HWY 371 for about 5 miles. After you pass the Upper Ten Mile Lake Road sign, start looking for the small green street sign on the right that says Woodtick Trail. Turn onto the Woodtick Trail.
This is a beautiful winding road that you can just slow down, roll down the windows and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors. You’ll go 3.3 miles until you see an intersection sign and on the left is the Diamond Lake boat access sign. Follow this “road” until you can’t drive any further. It’s about 1.6 miles and if you stay to the right, you’ll end up at a rustic campsite.
Walk through the campsite and find the steep steps that take you down to the lake. Follow the shoreline to the right until you see a small clearing- about 23 paces if you have short little legs like me. You’ll see a large boulder; the box is behind the boulder under a few smaller rocks. If the lake is high and you can’t follow the shoreline, you’ll have to get creative.
If you feel compelled to stay at the campsite, I think you’ll enjoy the quiet. Just make sure you get a trout stamp if you want to fish it- Diamond Lake is a designated trout lake.