Return of Ona at Beaver Creek!  LbNA # 7472

OwnerNancyAnne & Doug    
Placed DateMar 1 2004
LocationWaldport/ Newport, OR
Found By Purple Fairy
Last Found Aug 9 2010
Hike Distance?

Clues updated April 24, 2007. ONA HAS FINALLY RETURNED TO HER HIDING PLACE. As a special good omen, she flew right past us as we were walking to her hiding auspicious event indeed. The original clues have been very slightly altered.

Ona's box is located just off Highway 101 about midway between Waldport and Newport. Alexander McLeod led the first overland expedition to Oregon's coast for the Hudson Bay Company in 1826-27. They camped on the banks of Beaver Creek from June 29-July 10, 1821, where they traded with the Tillamook, Umpqua, Coos and Coquille tribes, and surely encountered one of Ona's ancestors. Her letterbox is located in the SW corner of the picnic grounds, which is bordered on the South by the lovely Beaver Creek. From the parking lot, follow the creek through the picnic ground to the last picnic table (hint-it's not on the lawn). Stand at the SW corner of the table and head down a small path at 300 degrees for about 10 paces, then walk 6-7 more paces due North. At the base of a tree that leans toward a long, fallen, rotting tree, beneath a rock longer than it is wide, Ona is hiding. She is an orphan, so please take good care of her and let us know how she's doing.