Summer Boxing Miseries  LbNA # 17799

Placed DateSep 1 2005
Location???, CT
Found By ???
Last Found Mar 29 2008
Hike Distance?

OK, it's really only a semi-mystery because it's easy.

Not lemon but _______.
Moses climbed the _______.
Robin was a great _________.
Not avenue but _________.
_________ rhymes with could and should.

It's about a 2 mile trip through a lovely area that's flat enough for kids even in strollers. Dogs will love it as my Sky did.

There is only one log book and it's in the last box.Before you go, you may want to prepare your log book by taking an area about 3x5 or 4x6 (horizontal or vertical doesn't matter)and making a home for the critters you'll find. A bit of brown at the bottom and some green blades of grass will be fine.

Park in the lot provided. Keeping the sign board to your left follow the white trail making certain to turn left at the arrow on the large tree. (It is private property to your right.) You'll pass cairns and straight "soldier" trees on your right, then an "elbow" tree on your left, and then go through a stone wall. Before passing through the next wall, stop, look right, and note a large "pimple" on a tree off trail. There you will find "Wasp".

Continue uphill on the white trail keeping the stone wall on your right. Near the top, before going through the wall, look left to see a large rock with built-in shelf. Go around to the back of this rock and see a small ledge. There will be "Mosquito".

Pass through that wall and another and another...etc and through the remains of what must have been a large farm with wonderful foundations. Going through the last wall at the farm be sure to turn right with the white trail ignoring the yellow. Shortly, you'll pass through what in summer is a lovely fern field. Watch closely for a "totem" tree on your left about 40" off trail. "Deerfly" hides there. (If the trail bends left, you have gone too far.)

Before passing through yet another (!) stone wall, look left for a corner. Six feet from the corner angle will be hiding "Tick".

Now enjoy the walk a goodly way through multitudinous stone walls following the white trail uphill and down, over hill and dale, over seasonal brooks, through other fern fields and at last spy a large flat rock on the right with a smaller one about 7" away. Very soon you will see a HUGE tree not too far off trail on the right. You'll know it when you see it. Just beyond at no great distance is a beautiful high stone wall. Stop before going through the wall. Walk south until you are opposite a tree on the other side of the wall. In the wall will be my personal bugaboo, the "Spider", hiding in the wall. Here is where you will find the log book as well.

Continue on the trail until you pop out onto a road. A right will take you back to the entrance of the parking lot in about .3 of a mile.