Weathervane - Quilt Block Series  LbNA # 59365

OwnerLone Star Quilter    
Placed DateAug 27 2011
LocationTrough Springs Trail, Huntsville, AL
Found By Team JSABAIL
Last Found Dec 1 2014
Hike Distance?
Last EditedOct 28 2015

The history of the weathervane can be traced back for many centuries, at least as far as ancient Rome. It comes in many shapes and sizes as well as many different colors. Most barns in the mid 19th century, and even before, had a weathervane of some kind on top. It was not only pretty and interesting to look at, it was also functional. The farmer used it as a short-term weather forecaster, mainly to tell which way the wind was blowing, which could be critical in his day’s work. There’s no wonder, then, that the weathervane became the inspiration for a quilt block. This box is a part of my Quilt Block Series and the first outside of my home state of Texas. Quilt blocks are very colorful things, so please plan ahead and bring colorful markers. I have used dark and light blue and chartreuse in my design. If you choose to use other colors, please do me and the next finder a favor by cleaning the stamp after stamping in. Black quilt blocks are no fun!

Directions: This box is located on the Trough Springs Trail near Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Alabama. From Governor’s Drive, turn onto Monte Sano Blvd. Trailhead parking lot is on the right, across the boulevard from Burritt on the Mountain entrance. Park there.

To the box: Find the trailhead sign and take the trail to the 2nd bench (don’t count the one at the trailhead sign). Sit and look uphill at 245 degrees toward a big white boulder. Past it, a little left and uphill, is a larger, black-stained boulder. Go to the back side of that boulder and find a crevice that has been filled with smaller rocks. Remove them carefully until you uncover the letterbox. Please replace the rocks as you found them to protect the box from critters and muggles. This is a wild area so watch where you put your feet and hands.