Kiss the Mountain Air  LbNA # 27324

Placed DateNov 20 2006
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
Planted By
Found By Janila
Last Found Jul 19 2014
Hike Distance?

The Wissachickon Valley is contained within the boundaries of Fairmount Park, one of the largest city parks in the nation. The pristine setting for this letterbox is a perfect backdrop, any time of the year, for a leisurely walk (or hike)in a forest within the city limits of the 5th most populous city in the U.S.

A) From Center City Philadelphia go out one of the Drives, East or West River toward Roxborough / Manayunk. Take Ridge Ave. north through Roxborough to Bells Mill Rd.about 1/4 mile from the city limits. Go right down the steep hill to the Wissachickon Creek at the bottom. Park in the lot before crossing the creek. Hike along the bridle path (aka the Forbidden Drive) south. Go past the Covered Bridge that crosses the creek, and further on the graystone @Rex Ave. on the left. Note the 1939 Guard House and informational sign on the left.
***** - Keep going south on the bridle path, passing several small streams along the way. Just beyond the stream with the huge pipe in the middle and gray stone wall around it, you will find a bench on the right dedicated to SY DELFINER. Starting at the bench, walk off approx. 20 ADULT paces south. To your immediate right and between 2 very large trees is a gray stone wall. Climb to the face of the wall and remove the flat stone - approx. 4 or 5 stones from the left on the top row. CONGRATULATIONS ! you have found "Kiss the Mountain Air" LB.
Replace it carefully and enjoy the creek and woods that Edgar Allen Poe once called one of the most beautiful streams in America.

B) Coming from northwest of the city, Montgomery County, take Germantown Pike south to the Chestnut Hill section of the city. Go right on REX AVE. all the way to the gate that crosses the pathway down to the Wissachickon Creek. Park the car on the side of the road, and continue on foot to the archway on your right with steps going north. DO NOT take the steps, but continue on the stone path across the bridge over the creek. At the fork, go left or south on the bridle path. Note the 1939 Guard House and informational sign on the left. At this point - follow the directions noted above and starting at *****.

Have a great Day !

Email the placer as instructed in the LB as to its condition.