MSVT LbNA # 35830
|Placed Date||Oct 7 2007|
|Last Update||Oct 11 2014|
Our FIRST letterbox is placed at Molly Stark Park along Mt. Olga's Trail. There is a small fee to hike, worth every penny. We carved this stamp on the drive up. It was a spur of the moment trip. We decided to make a leaf for the fall colors we were about to see. Bring different color inks or markers if you can.
705 Route 9 East, Wilmington, Vermont 05363
With moderate effort, this 1.7 mile loop takes you to the Mount Olga Fire Tower. Hiking you ascend 400 feet to reach the elevation at Mt. Olga’s Fire Tower at 2415’. On a nice day this tower offers a view of four states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.
History: Molly Stark State Park is named after the famous wife of General John Stark of the Revolutionary War. Although the wife of the General was known as “Molly” she was born Elizabeth Page in 1737. The Starks were married in 1758 and had ELEVEN children (WOW). The area was designated and opened as Molly Stark State Park on July 2, 1960.
Once you arrive, park your car and pay the fee at the Rangers Station (Season: Memorial Day - Columbus Day). Look to your right and start your adventure on the Mt. Olga Trail. The trail is marked with BLUE BLAZES.
CLUES: Hike all the way up to the Mt. Olga Fire Tower, stop and enjoy the breathtaking views that this tower offers, as always be careful and bring a camera for sure. From the tower’s stairs go straight ahead to the grayish white building with a radio tower attached (pole #26).
From here you’ll see a path downhill. Approximately 17 paces where the ground levels off you’ll see 2 larger rocks with a few smaller rocks between a cluster of trees. Look behind the biggest rock on the tree side and you’ll find “MSVT” stamp under the stone trap door.
Make sure you do this in secret and hide it well.
**Update 7.18.10** Depending on what season you go there might be long grass, taller than those rocks. I've heard there are branches on the ground close to the rocks as well - as always just be careful and have fun.
When you log your find, please write to us and let us know how our box is doing (www.atlasquest.com or www.letterboxing.org ).
If you are first to our box you will find a friend named “Traveling Turtle” (a hitchhiker to travel with you to your next letterbox).
We hope you enjoyed finding our first letterbox as much as we enjoyed placing it.