Thanksgiving Day LbNA # 63575
|Placed Date||Nov 22 2012|
|Location||Mound View Park, Platteville, WI|
|Found By||Merlin and Ardea (Attempted)|
|Last Update||Aug 27 2013|
The time between the last leaf falling and the first snowfall is my favorite! The trees silhouetting against the sky, the low-angle "bluish gold" light, the warmish days and chilly nights, the smell, and turkey weather!
We planted this box on a night hike after a big Thanksgiving dinner.
The box is hidden in Mount View park on the corner of Madison St and Cty B in Platteville. Mound View park is an RV park, so you may see campers there. If there is no room in the parking lot, you may have to park on the street.
From the parking lot, look past the children's playground to a very large oak tree. Go check it out! Can you get your arms around it? Look at that root structure! Awesome.
Standing on the far side of the tree, take a bearing of 60 degrees and walk down the hill until you reach a white stump with no bark.
Look on a bearing of 150 degrees and enter the trail that travels along the pond.
Before you reach the "2," the trail diverges to the left and follows along the creek. Take 28 paces to a waist-high broken-off stump.
From the stump, take 31 paces, following the trail to the east. The trail curves twice, then continues east. At the end of your paces you will find Thanksgiving Day buried at the foot of a tree.