Tubac Presidio LbNA # 66510
|Placed Date||Feb 5 2014|
|Last Update||May 24 2015|
Last checked/found: 5-FEB-14
Distance: ~2 miles round trip
Terrain: Flat dirt/gravel trail
We enjoy spending time in Arizona in the winter and in 2014 we rented a house for 10 days in Tubac. We spent most of our time hiking & letterboxing, but we also visited the Tubac art festival, a few local restaurants and shops and some historic sites. We also hiked and biked on a portion of the JBdA trail and left a little souvenir of our visit along the way.
Tubac is home to the oldest Spanish presidio (fort) in Arizona. You may want to include a visit to it while you are in the area. When you are ready to find the letterbox, go to trailhead for the JBdA trail which is located near the presidio.
Take the spur trail east to join the Anza Trail and then make it your mission to head towards Tumacácori. Eventually you will reach a kiosk with information about local wildlife. From here, continue south on the trail for about a quarter mile, watching for a side trail on the right, just after a trail marker and before a triple-masted utility pole. Take the side trail across the utility corridor and continue to the short fence. Stop at the third fence post on the left and then walk in several steps to the base of a tree. Your Tubac souvenir is there. Please rehide it carefully.
We don’t live nearby so we won’t be able to check the box very often. We’d therefore appreciate an email to let us know how this little box is doing. Thank you!