Abscraps: Nellie LbNA # 63985
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ|
|Found By||Martini Man|
|Last Update||Feb 2 2014|
Tucson Mountain Park was established April 1929. The Pima County Parks Commission, with C. B. Brown as its chairman, was established to oversee the park. At approximately 20,000 acres, the park is one of the largest natural resource areas owned and managed by a local government in the U.S. The park has approximately 62 miles of non-motorized shared-use trials. The park’s trails are open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers, and provide a wide range of outstanding experiences, including technical challenges, and breathtaking views.
This box is located in the Robles Pass Section of the Tucson Mountain trails. The multi-use (hiking, equestrian and biking) trails are located in the area between Ajo Way and Irvington Road just west of Mission Road. Here is a link to the trail map of the area: http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/parks/tmp/RPPA_trails_miles_letter.pdf
To the Box:
There are various places to park to access the trails in this park. (See other Abscraps clues for further detail.) Park where it is convenient for you.
Find the location halfway between the Cascabel/Bittersweet junction and the Bittersweet/Sunset junction. There are access points from the local neighborhood at this spot. You will see 2 ways to get in: people access (2 poles with no gate) and vehicle access (2 poles with a wide gate.) Go to the people access gate. From the south pole (not the one in Antarctica… I crack myself up), count eight white-topped fence poles south and slightly uphill. Make your way to that pole. You may have to make your way around as opposed to following the fence line since there are lots of prickly pears living right along the fence. Find the Palo Verde closest to this eighth pole. The box is under a SPOR on the east side of the tree. Looking over the fence to some private property you will see a wagon that Nellie would go well with if she were real. Stamp in and please re-hide the box well when you’re done.
Please be careful of things that bite and sting and stick you. This is Arizona after all; nothing here in the wild is cute, soft or cuddly. Not recommended at high noon in the middle of summer. Bring plenty of water regardless of the season.