Swiss Carpenter LbNA # 66341
|Placed Date||Dec 19 2013|
|Location||Agua Caliente Hill Trail, Tucson, AZ|
Trail difficulty: moderately easy; however, the trail is rocky and goes slightly uphill all the way.
Walking distance: about 0.2 mile one way.
Status: alive and well on January 8, 2016.
This letterbox is placed in honor of Desert Flower’s birthday on December 19. She has an ancestor named George Zimmerman who migrated from Switzerland to the U. S. during the middle 1700s. Zimmerman is the German word for carpenter. In fact, when he became a naturalized citizen, the authorities changed his name to George Carpenter. He was a soldier during the American Revolution and died while on active duty at Valley Forge, Penn.
The box is along the Agua Caliente Hill Trail in the Coronado National Forest a little northeast of Tucson. Take Grant, Houghton, or Wilmot Roads to Tanque Verde Road. Take Tanque Verde Road east. Turn left (north) on Soldiers Trail. Turn right (east) on Fort Lowell Road. Continue straight on Camino Ancho into the Palo Verde Ranch development. Turn left (north) on Camino Remuda. Continue on Camino Remuda as it curves around to where it looks like it ends at a house. Just before the house driveway, turn left and go for about 0.1 mile to the paved trailhead parking on the right.
Walk through the gate and go to the 6th wooden plank across the trail. From that plank, walk at about 330 degrees (from mag. north) off trail following the “cactus trail” passing a Prickly Pear Cactus, a tall Saguaro Cactus, a Cholla Cactus, another Prickly Pear Cactus, to a moderate size Barrel Cactus. The box is between the Barrel Cactus and the Prickly Pear Cactus under a flat black rock. Be alert for snakes!
Please please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag), and put all of it INSIDE the box. Please place the lid on tight. Please rehide the box well under the rock and covered with some twigs and plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.
Please let me know if the box needs attention or is missing:
Now go look for my “My Favorite Snack” and "Agua Caliente Hill” Letterboxes and Wisconsin Hiker’s “Arizona State Flag Letterbox” which are along the same trail.
Please record your find at www.letterboxing.org/ or at www.atlasquest.com/ .
If you live in Arizona or New Mexico or have an interest in letterboxes in those states, you are invited to join the Letterboxing Southwest Discussion Group. Go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LetterboxingSouthwest/ .