Black Hills  LbNA # 61232

Placed DateMar 24 2012
LocationBlacks Hills Back Country Byway Road, Clifton, AZ
Found By Martini Man
Last Found Jan 27 2016
Hike Distance?
Last EditedJan 29 2016

Walk distance: very short
Trail difficulty: easy, a flat dirt trail
Stamp hand-carved
Status: alive and well on January 27, 2016

This letterbox is hidden along the Blacks Hills Back Country Byway maintained by the BLM. This byway is a well graded dirt road but much of it is more suitable for higher clearance vehicles. It is 21 miles long and passes through very scenic volcanic terrain and over the lush Gila River riparian area. There are many informative interpretive signs along the route. Here is a link to the BLM’s website for the byway.

From U. S. Highway 191 south of Clifton, between mile markers 159 and 160, turn west on Blacks Hills Back Country Byway Road. Drive about two miles to mile marker #19 which is at the intersection with Gillard Road. Park there.

Walk west down Gillard Road for about 114 steps to a small lone Yucca plant on the left side of the road. From that plant go at about 200 degrees (from mag. north) up slope for about 32 steps to a lone medium-size Mesquite tree. The box is under the west side of the tree under a flat rock covered with some twigs and other plant debris.

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 rock and covered with twigs and other plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

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