Battle of the Bands - Tom Petty  LbNA # 45831

Placed DateMar 6 2009
LocationNewtown, PA
Planted ByRichboro Rugger    
Found By skullz
Last Found Jul 12 2014
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Battle of the Bands – Tom Petty

Here’s some background on this awesome musician from Wikipedia:

“Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a member of Mudcrutch. He was also a member of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys under the pseudonym of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr.
He has recorded a number of hit singles with The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain heavily played on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. Likewise, his music, most notably his hits, have become increasingly popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold out shows in his recent tour dates.
Petty and his band The Heartbreakers have been together since 1976 and celebrated their thirtieth anniversary with a tour in 2006. Although Tom has occasionally released solo work, as is the case with 2006's Highway Companion, on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself. However, members of The Heartbreakers have played on each of his solo albums and the band has always backed him when touring in support of those albums. He has also toured with Mudcrutch in order to promote their debut album. Petty has been managed by Tony Dimitriades since 1976. On February 3, 2008, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed at the Super Bowl XLII Halftime show.”


*** Caution there are many, many stickers on this hike and it is not recommended for kids. If you have kids and want easier directions shoot me an email on, username is TheCrazyDogs.***

Park at the boat house area and head across the causeway to the beginning of the nature trail. Follow the nature trail from the start and pass by the first turn left, that will only take you to the creek. On your right you will see a trail going up a steep hill, follow that path to “A Higher Place”. Go right at the first fork and follow the path “Into the Great Wide Open” and follow along the fence. You should be able to see the parking lot from this view and maybe you’ll feel like you’re “Free Fallin’”. From the last fence post on the left, continue back into the woods about 8 paces to a trail on your right. Follow the trail down hill as best you can, you may have to take some detours to avoid stickers and check out the “Wildflowers” but try to return to the most worn path heading diagonally left down the hill. You should soon see a downed tree in front of you and Fraley 95 on your right. Continue over the tree and head straight down the hill because “It’s Good to Be King”. The trail will go slight left again so keep following it. A paved path will now be visible on your right below you. Look for a tree with a distinct brown branch curled around its base and maybe there’s “Something in the Air”. There is a trail that heads down hill on the right of that tree, follow it. You will soon see two large trees connected at the base on your left. Now just “Listen to Her Heart” and what does it tell you to do? Check in between those trees for Mr. Tom Petty and if you find him “You Got Lucky”. Please re-hide well!!!

Follow the path down hill to emerge onto the paved path. Turn right and follow it back to the boat house and remember “Love is a Long Road”. Happy Hunting!