Spring Creek Greenway #4 LbNA # 61511
|Placed Date||Apr 18 2012|
|Location||George Mitchell Nature Preserve, The Woodlands, TX|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 1 mile RT)
Recommended Ink: blue
Status: reported missing (8/1/12)
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. One of the gateway parks along the creek is George Mitchell Nature Preserve, where this box is located, and is a great place to see birds like the Blue Heron.
From I45 go west on Woodlands Pkwy 3.5 miles to Gosling Rd. Turn left for 0.5 miles then turn right on Flintridge Drive for 0.5 miles to George Mitchell Nature Preserve on the left.
Walk on trail past picnic tables to loop trail sign at intersection. Go right on loop past the 0.25 marker to the Bedias Lake Trail on the right. Go right, then left at the fork to a bench on left side of the lake. Make your way to a large pine tree about 10 steps behind the bench. Minibox is at back base under sticks and needles. Please be discreet.