Fishhawk's First  LbNA # 63089

Placed DateSep 1 2012
LocationFishhawk Ranch "Bridges" Trail, Lithia, FL
Found By Martini Man
Last Found Apr 13 2013
Hike Distance?

This letterbox is located along a scenic nature trail in the beautiful community of Fishhawk Ranch. Public parking is available behind Park Square, which is located at the southeast corner of Dorman Road and Fishhawk Crossing Blvd. From Park Square, walk east along Dorman Road. Once you cross over Churchside Drive, you will see the sidewalk start to turn into a nature/bike trail. This trail is good for walking, biking, and is paved, so it is handicap accessible. Look for a .5 mile distance marker to confirm you are on the right trail. You will pass Egret Landing neighborhood on your left, and shortly after that the path bends to the right into the wooded area. Shortly after entering the wooded area, look for a park bench on the left of the path. Behind the end of the bench there are 2 trees just behind a wire fence. The left of the two trees has a blue water main behind it. The letter box is hidden behind this tree. Reach through the fence, under SPOR. This is a heavily used trail, so please hide this box well when you are done, and be wary of nosy muggles. Also, as this is a natural area, use caution when lifting SPOR. This area has venomous spiders and snakes. Lifting the SPOR with a stick would be advised. You can go back the way you came to make this approximately 1 mile round trip, or you can continue along the trail which will loop around and bring you out further down Churchside Drive, for a total trip of approximately 2 miles start to finish. Look for Bald Eagles, endangered Wood Cranes, Sandhill Cranes, tortoises, armadillos, alligators, and possibly even tracks belonging to an endangered Florida Panther, which has been spotted near this trail at night.