The Amanda  LbNA # 46838

Placed DateApr 25 2009
LocationRedmond, OR
Planted ByEldridgeTribe    
Found By Oregon Natives
Last Found Jan 1 2013
Hike Distance?

Part of a series of 8 letterboxes in Redmond’s Dry Canyon.

Here’s the story behind these letterboxes. Grandma W turned 70 years young this year and we thought we would give her an unconventional present. ‘Ya see, she lives above the Dry Canyon and really, really enjoys watching people in the canyon ….families walking….folks bike riding….people birding…..runners sweating….an occasional horseback rider… we thought we’d do our part in encouraging some more people into the canyon to look for some more letterboxes. These 8 letterboxes represent Grandma (and Grandpa) W.’s grandkids (who all like to letterbox too!). Amanda is the second grandchild. She loves playing with her dog Suki (named after a gymnastics move – her other passion.)

To get to the Dry Canyon in Redmond, take HWY 97 North and turn left onto Pershall at the flashing yellow light. Drive down into the canyon and turn left at the sign for the trail head. It will point you to the water treatment facility and to the parking lot for the canyon trail.

Hit the pavement and haul hiney past the ¾ mile marker. Find a place to rest, in a half moon formation, on the right. Head due North a few yards. Do you spy that juniper in front of a rock spill? Look behind the biggest rock and see a juniper growing out of the spill. Near it’s base, under a little ledge is where you’ll find this doggie bone!

Central Oregon is a mecca for all kinds of critters. Please be VERY careful when letterboxing in this area and be sure to read the waiver of responsibility and disclaimer. Please be sure to reseal baggies and containers and re-hide boxes in their original location, completely hidden from view so that more people can share in the joy of finding them! Thanks so much!