The Damascus Dragon  LbNA # 8187 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMay 8 2004
LocationDamascus, MD
Found By amun ra
Last Found May 12 2007
Hike Distance?

The Damascus Dragon

Placed: 5-8-04
By: Team Fire & Ice

From Rt. 27 turn SE onto the road that leads to the Valley of the Kings. Turn left where you see 3 huge, red claws tipped with crescent moons protruding up from the ground. Follow the signs to the place where you might hear someone yell “Gooooooooooooooal!!!” When you have to choose whether to go right or left, don’t! Just park and spy the paved trail that crosses the road.

Dudley the Damascus Dragon started eastbound down the path with the green fence on his left. He passed by two sheds on his right. He decided to stay on the main trail and meander his way down the hill. He crossed over two boardwalks, and then tried to count the rings of the big downed tree stump on the right side of the trail, but he doesn’t know how to count past 7, so he kept going. Dudley came upon a sign, but he didn’t think a Log House was right for him; too flammable for a fire breathing dragon! As he skipped down the trail he began to sing a little song,
“Bridge, Boardwalk
Bridge, Boardwalk
Bridge, Boardwalk
Bridge, Boardwalk (pause, then the big finish)
After he finished his song he saw a dirt path on the left side of the trail. Dudley took a rest on the bench that he found right next to the dirt trail. As he sat there he noticed a green shape painted onto the back of the bench, and he counted how many “fingers” it had. (Whew! less than 7) Once he had caught his breath, he continued on his way and soon came to a red, octagonal shaped sign. He very carefully crossed the really huge paved trail that intersected with the trail he was on. He was sad to learn that he could not bring his “mo-ter-ized ve-hic-le”, whatever that is. Just past the first bench he saw a dirt trail that led up a steep hill. Wow! It looked really interesting to Dudley, so he started up the hill. Near the top, he saw a two-in-one tree that used to be a three-in-one. From there he continued up the hill 5 paces for each of the “fingers” that were on the green shape on the bench. From there he took out his compass (Don’t ask me how he can use a compass, when he can’t count past 7. Compass reading must be a natural talent of dragons or something.) and at 140 degrees he saw a horizontal tree that was raised up several feet off the ground. He went over to it thinking it would make a really fun balance beam. He couldn’t figure out how to get up on it so he looked around some more. He was really in the mood to walk a balance beam now. At 120 degrees he noticed another horizontal tree that was much closer to the ground. He is still there today. When he’s not practicing his beam routine he rests in the cavity of the root end.