Four Classes LbNA # 42488
|Placed Date||Aug 1 2008|
|Found By||Neoteric Kinematics |
|Last Update||Jul 4 2013 |
These four letterboxes will cover the four years of 2 families (7 children) of Otsego students. These boxes were planted by KzooAlohaDreamers and WalkerFlowers.
To get to Alamo Township Park where the boxes are located, you take US 131.
Heading North on 131:
Take the West Main exit/exit 38 to the west heading towards South Haven. Then follow West Main (M-43) until you reach 6th Street on the right (north) side of the road. Once you are on 6th street you will go about 4 or 5 miles to DE Avenue. You can only turn left on DE Avenue, the park is just a little way down on the right. When you see the entrance with the Alamo Township Park sign don’t enter there, go down to the second entrance.
Heading South on 131:
Take the D Avenue exit/exit 44. Go west (turn right) on D Avenue. Take D Avenue until you get to the 2nd 4-way stop and then turn left (south) onto 6th street. DE Ave is about a mile down on the right. Once on DE Avenue the park is down just a little way on the right. When you see the entrance with the Alamo Township Park sign don’t enter there, go down to the second entrance.
*Hints to make your find less stressful: Depending on time of day bug spray might be needed. There is also some poison ivy but it is easy to watch out for if you know what you’re looking for. Also, be cautious there might be little league games going on so don’t forget to not raise suspicion.
Class of 2013 (stamp #1 of 4 to eventually be planted)
This letterbox is in honor of the Otsego class of 2013 and the Otsego Bands. Otsego middle school has a 6th grade band, a 7th grade band and an 8th grade band. Otsego High School has a concert band and a symphonic band. The high school bands take trips to Cedar Point and Walt Disney World to perform. The band program is very important to Otsego Schools. The bands are lead by Mr. Piersma and Mr. Morrison. They are well liked by most all of the band students and make learning how to play their instruments an enjoyable school activity. So we honor the hard work and time put into the Otsego Bands!
Start your journey by parking outside the second entrance in the small parking area. Once inside the park you will see a dirt road/path. Follow it north. Walk along the tree line and it will turn into wood chips. You will then see the Rector Nature Trail, this is the path to follow. Ahead in the distance you will see something made of wood that will bring you “to the other side”. Half way across sit and rest a while on the bench and watch the water flow by. Once on the other side go to the end of the path. Now, do you go right? Do you go left? To find the box you actually have to turn and go back the way you came. Looking at the bridge go around it on the right and look underneath in the corner. Here under some brush/leaves you should find the stamp made to honor the class of 2013 and the Otsego Bands.
Class of 2015 (stamp #2 of 4 to eventually be planted)
This letterbox is dedicated to the Alamo elementary class of 2015 as well as the Otsego class of 2015 as a whole. It was first put together for a school project for the students to learn how to letterbox in the 5th grade. We did not want the stamp to go to waste so we have decided to plant it in honor of the class. So, let’s see if this box is as easy to find now as it was then!
Clues: After you have found box #1 if you continue on the path, you will have a decision to make. Follow the arrow that will “char the rock”. As you walk you will see a large quadruple trunk tree on your right. Now you are getting close. Walk about 7 paces more (pace=2 steps-if you start on your right foot count every right step). Then stop and turn to your right. At the edge of the woods you will see 1 spindly dead tree on your right and 3 on your left. You should also see 2 stumps from trees that were cut, to the right. Straight ahead you should see a flamingo leg tree (with no leaves and no branches). At the base there is an old small log. Walk to the flamingo leg tree, look behind the old small log to find the Otsego mascot stamp.
If you are up for a walk, continue on the path to get back to where you started until our other 2 boxes are planted. Coming soon!