Walking distance: 1/2 mile one way
Trail difficulty: moderately easy; it is a paved path; however it is steep in places.
The answers to the questions in the clues for this webbox are located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Letterboxes are not allowed to be physically placed in national parks. So, I have created this webbox. You must actually visit the area of the clues; however, you need to go to the Web to obtain your finders stamp and sign the log book.
Enter Great Smoky Mountains National Park on U. S. Highway 441 and between Gatlinburg and Cherokee turn southwest on the road to Clingmans Dome. Park in the lot at the end of the road. (The Clingmans Dome road and parking area are actually in the North Carolina part of the park; so, that is why I posted these clues in North Carolina!)
Walk to the start of the trail at the end of the parking lot. At the start of the trail near the edge of the lot is a large colorful interpretive sign titled “Clingmans Dome” at the bottom of the sign and “The Top of the Smokies” at the top of the sign. In the second paragraph on the left (the first line starts with the words “An observation tower”), in the second line, what is the second word ______?
Now walk to the top of the observation tower on the summit and look for the colorful interpretive sign titled “Eastern View”. In the first paragraph on the bottom on the left (the first line starts with the words “On a clear day”), in the second line, what is the third word ______?
To create the mystery word, put the word from the second question on the end of the word from the first question (without spaces). Paste the mystery word into this URL (replacing the question marks “???” with the mystery word):
Now, plug/paste/type the new URL into your web browser and you will have completed your search for the Great Smoky Mountains Park Webbox.
Please record your find at www.letterboxing.org/ .
Before you set out, please read the
waiver of responsibility and disclaimer.
Please be sure to reseal baggies and boxes carefully so that they stay dry
and rehide boxes in their original location, completely hidden from view.