Spring Creek Greenway #1 LbNA # 61508
|Placed Date||Apr 18 2012|
|Location||Spring Creek Greenway Trail - Phase II, Humble, TX|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 4 miles RT)
Recommended Ink: green, red & black
The Spring Creek Greenway got its start many years ago, when Senator Jon Lindsay, then the Harris County Judge, bought several creekside parcels in the early 1980s, including 150 acres that became Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. Many years later, Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole realized it would be fairly easy to connect Jesse Jones Park with other creekside parcels. His idea was to create a contiguous, forested corridor linking preserves along the creek. Since the creek forms the boundary between Harris and Montgomery County, Eversole asked Montgomery County's Precinct 3 Commissioner Ed Chance to work with him on the project and in 2004 the partnership began. Eventually up to 33 linear miles of forest along the creek will be preserved and accessible for hikers, bikers, paddlers and horseback riders. As of now the Spring Creek Greenway Trail goes 7.5 miles from Pundt Park east through Stahl Preserve to Jesse H. Jones Park, where this box is accessed from. The forests along Spring Creek provide a crucial habitat for wildlife, including the easternmost pair of green kingfishers ever documented. Hopefully you will see one while looking for this box.
From Hwy 59 go west on FM 1960 to Kenswick Drive and go right to Jesse H. Jones Park. Drive past the Nature Center, turn left and park in next lot on the left near Judy Overby Bell Trail head.
Walk west on the Judy Overby Bell Trail a little over 1 mile to Phase II of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail. Continue across the bridge over Cypress Creek for a little less than 1 mile, going by a golf course, stone wall and Sweetgum tree sign all on the left, to a dirt horse trail branching off to the right across from 2 tree benches on left. Walk behind first bench 7 steps, then left 4 steps to a medium pine tree. Minibox is at back base under sticks and needles. Please be discreet since golfers are nearby.