Mirror Lake Hollow  LbNA # 8481 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJan 7 2004
LocationColumbus, OH
Found By GoHIo
Last Found Sep 13 2011
Hike Distance?

Those familiar with The Ohio State University campus will undoubtedly know the Mirror Lake Hollow area well. Centrally located on the OSU campus, Mirror Lake and the Browning Amphitheater have been well-known campus landmarks for more than a century. These two letterboxes were placed to pay homage to many fond memories of years spent by one girlguide while attending OSU.

Box 1 - OSU Troll: as of 9-29-11 MIA. Both boxes will be replaced winter of 2012. Stay tuned.
Up from Mirror Lake there is a viewing area for the lake, across from Campbell Hall. As you are facing the lake find where the brick meets the stone at the northern edge. Reach down behind the yew for the box. You can sit on one of the stone benches to stamp in. Please replace box so the rock prevents a slide down the hill. Extreme stealth required - high traffic area. Pretend you're tying your shoe so as not to draw too much attention. As always, re-hide better than you found it.

Box 2 - Mirror Lake as of 9-29-11 pulled for repairs.

This box is meant to replace one that went missing, so we carved a new stamp and found a slightly less obvious hiding place. Many thanks to Sunday Morning and Baker's Dozen for helping to re-hide a replacement box!

For almost half a century (1908-1955) the Browning Society presented plays each Spring in this outdoor amphitheater, now known as the Browning Amphitheater. Today, it's a picturesque spot for studying, relaxing, or people-watching. Stand on the stage and feel free to recite Shakespeare. From this vantage point, gaze over to your right at the "seat" with names on them. About four rows up find Lucile Lane Anderson, to the left under the step and behind Mrs. William Oxley Thompson - a Lake view awaits. Be sure to hide well and replace the flagstones after stamping in.

Email us at girlguides@verizon.net and let us know how the boxes are doing!