Prickly Rose (Active 7-1-11)  LbNA # 34706

Placed DateAug 26 2007
CountyKenai Peninsula
LocationSterling, AK
Planted ByArctic Tern    
Found By Eidolon
Last Found Jun 27 2013
Hike Distance?

Unless you have a canoe or you are moose hunting Bottenintnin Lake isn't that great of a place. A letterbox makes anyplace seem friendlier though and this is where the Prickly Rose was meant to be.

The entrance to Bottenintnin Lake is located four tenths of a mile from the Sterling Highway off the east end of Skilak Lake Road, just a few miles out of Sterling. It's marked with a small brown sign on the right hand side of the road. This little gravel road only goes about a third of a mile until it opens up into a circular turn around/parking area at the lake.

Park and walk down to the lake. Look to left for a narrow path that follows the lake edge. Not far, about ten steps, notice two large birch trees leaning out toward the lake. About ten more steps then there is another birch right at the edge of the water. Climb on in there through the spruce to touch the birch. Ok, you are probably standing over the box. Look down. Near the base of the birch (maybe eight inches infront of it) is a forked root. You may have to brush away leaves and debri. Under this root is a hollow, the box is down in there.

There are many, many bears in this area. Make your presence known.

Our log books did not winter well last year so this box was picked up on October 20, 2008 and will be re-placed in May of 2009. I'll post here when it is re-palced.