NJ Physiography 103  LbNA # 7671

OwnerCahillys of Dumont      
Placed DateMar 29 2004
CountySomerset
LocationBridgewater Twp., NJ
Boxes1
Found ByThe Pakrat (Attempted)
Last UpdateJul 28 2012

Clues

A Note About the Stamps The five stamps which make up the NJ Physiography series, when stamped next to each other, in order, depict a map of NJ. BRING YOUR OWN INK - TWO Colors: one pale, for the background shape stamp, the other black, for the label stamp.

The boxes do not need to be located in any particular order, but they need to be found consecutively. For example, if you do 103 first, you can then do either 104 or 102 next. You could not do 104 and 102 first and then try to squeeze 103 between them. All five boxes are placed relatively near Rt. 206, and driving directions start there, for those crazy enough to try it in one day.
The series would make good field trips for NJ homeschoolers teaching state studies to fourth graders. (been there). For a comprehensive explanation of the physiographic regions of NJ, please visit:
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/

The Piedmont letterbox (103) is in Washington Valley County Park (Chimney Rock area), which lies between the first and second Watchung Mountains, outstanding geologic features of the Piedmont region. From Rt. 206 in Somerville, take Rt. 22 EAST to Vosseller Road exit in Bridgewater. You will need to make the u-turn and cross back over Route 22. Drive approximately a half mile up the hill, and make a left onto Miller Lane. Continue to its end in the parking lot. Walk through the gate and down a short trail to the overlook platform.
After enjoying the views and watching for hawks, turn around, go up to the big oak and take the trail at 20 degrees. Then take the trail at 50 degrees. At the Y take the trail at 120 degrees. At the T take the one at 180 degrees. You will come to a big stump, just to the right of the trail. From the stump, turn and backtrack 17 paces. Go to the big tree at 130 degrees, then to the hollow log due North. Open the trap door and look under the leaves.
After stamping in, continue past the stumps till you find your car.