Spring Creek Greenway #2 LbNA # 61509
|Placed Date||Apr 18 2012|
|Location||Stahl Preserve, Spring, TX|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 2 miles RT)
Recommended Ink: brown
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, where this box is located, to Jesse H. Jones Park. The forests along Spring Creek provide a crucial habitat for wildlife, including the Swainson's warbler, which draws birders from all over the world. Hopefully you will see one while looking for this box.
From I45 go east on Cypresswood Drive to Aldine Westfield Road. Go left then right on Spring Creek Drive to Pundt Park. Take the first right in the park and drive 0.4 miles to parking lot on left just before the Spring Creek Greenway Trail.
Walk on the road to the Spring Creek Greenway Trail sign and go right on the wide gravel trail past Heron and Fallen Pine trails to Red Bay sitting area. Cross the bridge onto Phase I of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail and follow it as it becomes asphalt to the Stahl Preserve sign on the left across from benches. From sign go 85 steps on dirt horse trail that bears right from main trail. Turn right at small clearing and go 10 steps, then right 5 steps to log laying at edge of trees. Minibox is on top of right end under sticks and leaves. Please replace as described.