Choose Your Poison  LbNA # 62351

Placed DateJun 29 2012
CountyLos Alamos
LocationQuemazon Nature Trail, Los Alamos, NM
Found By Children of the Forest
Last Found Apr 16 2015
Hike Distance?

Choose Your Poison

Quemazon Nature trail runs adjacent to Quemazon Wagon Trail and eventually meets just before the trail for the Cave of the Winds. This area is a beautiful example of the forest recovery after the Cerro Grande fire. Wildlife remains abundant as gamble oak, aspens and ponderosas are beginning to thrive once again. Enjoy your day on this trail and use this box as a starting point for your adventure. Please respect this area and travel by foot or bike only.

The stamp is based on the book Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, all adaptations of this novel are worthy of watching or reading.

Directions to trailhead :

Drive to Los Alamos, New Mexico by following NM 502 North from Pojaque. Continue through town and at the intersection of Trinity Drive (502) and Diamond Drive continue straight through the light. At the top of the loop turn left onto Sandia Street and make an immidiate left onto an unamed road. Park in the dirt parking area for Quemazon Nature Trail, there is a info kiosk directly infront of you. Follow the clues from here.

You can also reach Los Alamos by traveling on Highway 4 from the Jemez Mountains. Take a left onto NM 501 from highway 4, pass through the security checkpoint (all visitors welcome) and continue through the few labaratory lights until you must turn at NM502, take a LEFT. Cross Omega Bridge and take your second LEFT onto Trinity Drive. Continue to the top of the loop and turn LEFT onto Sandia Drive and make and IMMIDIATE LEFT on an un named road. Park in the dirt parking directly in front of the info kiosk. Follow the clues from here.

Box Clues:

From the "No Motorized Vehicle Sign" take the trail to the LEFT.
Follow the fence along the water tower until it begins to shy away from the tower.
Break LEFT and follow the faint rocky trail across the dry drainage and up the faint trail with the large stump in the middle.
Bear RIGHT just after the stump and follow the trail across the pipeline service road. From here you should see a green pipe straight ahead in the distance.
Look just a bit to your RIGHT and you will see a GNARLY tree stump exposed from a dead fall ponderosa.
The box hides in the SPOR at the base of this stump.