Buffalo Baby  LbNA # 6612

OwnerBookworm (WA)    
Placed DateNov 30 2003
CountyClackamas
LocationEstacada, OR
Boxes1
Planted BySleepy Whippet    
Found By (hidden)
StatusFFFFFUF  
Hike Distance?
active
Last EditedSep 14 2015

This box's status is unknown. This is a box planted by Sleepy Whippet and adopted by Bookworm. The box has not been confirmed missing or active. 4/20/15

Directions: This box is hidden in Eagle Fern Park.
Take I-205 to exit 12 Clackamas/Estacada and turn right onto Hwy 212/224. Proceed 3.2 miles to the 212/224 junction turn right onto Hwy 224 following signs to Estacada. Go 10.4 miles and turn left onto Wildcat Mountain Rd, you will see signs to Eagle Fern Park. Go 2 miles to Eagle Fern Park Rd. turn right. The park is located 2.3 miles on the right side of the road.

There is a $3 charge per vehicle on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Clues:
I drove out to Eagle Fern Park to find a place to go for a hike. I drove into the park marveling at the giant Redwoods. I drove past the park keepers house and as I looked to my left I saw a dark colored furry creature about the size of a pony. I had to stop the vehicle and look - I even took a picture; I couldn't believe my eyes - it was a baby buffalo!

I continued driving thru the park to the turn that headed back towards the entrance. I noticed I would be driving right beside the baby buffalo. I drove really slow so I could get a good look. He had an ear tag so he belonged to someone. Hummm I wonder how he got here. I wanted to get a better picture but those volleyball poles were in my way. I eased around a corner past a giant redwood on my left. I stopped the vehicle about level with the sandbox and took another picture up close and personal! The baby buffalo ambled off. I drove home in awe of this great event.

I stopped at Thriftway and bought a paper. When I got home I began to read the paper, I found a picture of 'my' buffalo with a brief note about how he seemed to be missing and maybe the owner could come get him. (or some such)

I realized this was an exceptional event; so I carved his image went back to the park and I hid a letterbox in his honor. The box is hidden at the foot of the tree on the right of the road where I snapped his up-close picture. I included his newspaper story as well.

p.s. when I get the pictures back I will include a link so you can see him.