St. Therese  LbNA # 2790

Placed DateSep 11 2002
LocationJuneau, AK
Found By Eidolon
Last Found Jun 15 2019
Hike Distance?

The first letterbox in Juneau, Alaska, was planted by mlg on September 11, 2002 at the shrine of St. Therese. The box is in the City of Juneau Borough.

Because this box is an orphan, would you be kind enough to drop me a line at after you stamp in letting me know the condition of the box? Much thanks.

The shrine is, of course, a religious place, so please act accordingly. I urge you to explore it beyond the clues below; I found it to be a calming, restorative place.

Happy boxing!

Take Egan Drive in the direction of the ferry terminal and Auke Bay. Keep driving toward "the end of the road." Make a left at the sign to the shrine of St. Therese.

Take the Grotto Trail. Take the right fork. At the next fork, keep straight. Cross the bridge. Take the left fork.

Take the trail to the Merciful Love Labyrinth, the Shrine Columbarium, and the Marian and Biblical Gardens. Take the trail to The Gap. Walk to the right side of The Gap. The box is hidden in a hole in a mound across from the remains of a twisted stump. One tall, slender tree rises up from the mound.