Gnome Home LbNA # 62936
|Placed Date||Aug 23 2012|
|Location||Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, OR, OR|
|Last Found||Oct 30 2015|
|Last Edited||Nov 27 2015|
Tryon Creek State Park was named after Socrates Hotchkiss Tryon who originally established a land claim there in 1850 (and who I must mention because of his exceedingly excellent moniker.) This 645 acre park contains a number of trails for both horses and people and also seems to be home to dozens of magical hidey holes where we are certain colonies of gnomes and possibly fairies also live.
To locate the one gnome home we did verify (and the location of our very first letterbox) start your search at the SE end of the Visitors Center (entrance off of SW Terwilliger Blvd.) and proceed down the Center Trail. Take a right at the Maple Ridge Trail and then a left onto Middle Creek Trail where many trails converge. You'll pass a bench with a back then midway down a fairly steep hill, you'll approach another bench with no back. Have a seat. Across the path you'll notice a tilted tree. To the right of this tree you'll spy a circle of four trees with a rotting stump at their center. It's there you'll find our Gnome's Home.
(For more elemental spirit searches seek Forest Fairie and Bridge Cellar Dweller in this same park.)