Fishing for Fun  LbNA # 9623

OwnerMaiden1974      
Placed DateJul 24 2004
CountyClackamas
LocationEstacada, OR
Boxes4
Found ByStinkerbell
Last UpdateAug 1 2008

Clues

Status: Alive and well
Hitchhiker friendly? No
Child friendly? Yes
Wheelchair friendly? No
Time: About an hour including stamping in

These boxes were carved and planted during our annual Family Camp Out at Promontory Park. The boxes are not in Promontory, but are close. If you go during the summer I highly recommend you take a swim suit and a fishing pole. You may also want to take a gargabe sack. The first part of the trail is used by teens for swimming and relaxing in the heat and they are not nearly as well behaved as letterboxers are.

To the trailhead:
Take HWY 224 through Estacada. After you crest the hill start watching off to the left side of the road for a yellow gate. If you get to Promontory Park, you've gone to far. Drive through the yellow gate and park in the lot. The trail head is off to your left.

Clues:
Box #1
Way back in the days when the grass was still green
and the pond was still wet
and the clouds were still clean,
and the song of the Swomee-Swans rang out in space...
one morning, I came to this glorious place.
And I first saw the trees!
The Truffula Trees!
The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula Trees!
Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze.

And under the trees, I saw Brown Bar-ba-loots
frisking about in their Bar-ba-loot suits
as they played in the shade and ate Truffula Fruits.

From the rippulous pond
came the comfortable sound
of the Humming-Fish humming
while splashing around.

Or was that the sound of kids swinging from the rope swing? Past the rope swing, look to your left. There's a stump and a tree, between those you'll find the humming fish, still humming. (Please be discreet on this one, it can be seen from the rope swing area)

Box #2
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Oh how you wish, I'd just give you the dish? Fish, dish, wish, how about a rock, a BIG rock? Not near the dock, but next to a rock. There'll you won't find a fox, but maybe a box, just to the right of the point of the rock.

Box #3
Have you ever gone a fishin' on a warm summers day,
Have you ever seen the fishies just a playin' in the bay?
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants,
Have you ever seen the Fishies doin' the Hootchie-Kootchie dance?
You never did, you never will, boom, boom.
Have you ever gone a fishin' on a cold winters day?
Have you ever seen the fishies just a frozen in the bay?
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants,
Have you ever seen the fishies do the Hootchie-Kootchie dance?
You never did, you never will.
Have you ever gone a fishin' on a warm spring day?
Have you ever seen the fishies just a swimmin' in the bay?
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants,
Have you ever seen the fishies doin' the Hootchie-Kootchie dance?
You never did, you never will, boom, boom.

Sing this lovely little ditty while walking up the trail, when you see a sheer rock face with lovely ferns in front of it, dance your way up the top most fern, behind the fern in a little hole with a rock on top you'll find the box.

#4
Or would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeams home in a jar,
And be better off than you are,
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish

From box 3, watch for the first Western Red on your left. It's in the groove with a rock for an umbrella.

From this point you can continue on and possibly go all the way around the water, or return the way you came. We returned the way we came because we had kids with us that really wanted to swim.

Maiden