Flintstone Series LbNA # 60821
|Placed Date||May 28 2006|
|Location||Olney Keach Rd and Center Tr, Burrillville, RI|
|Found By||Betsy @ The Summit |
|Last Update||Aug 29 2012 |
This box was originally planted by the 4K's in 2006. They have allowed us to adopt and restore this great series.
Driving Directions: Entry to this area of George Washington Management Area can be achieved in two ways - the first way is shorter, but due to the condition of the trail, an SUV or truck is definitely recommended. From Route 44 in Glocester, take Jackson Schoolhouse Road, for 2.8 miles (road will turn to dirt near a small pond) until you see a dirt road on the left. This is Olney Keach Road. If you want to walk or bike, (approximately 3/4 mile) you can park your car in the small parking area across from this road. Otherwise, take this bumpy road and continue straight on Olney Keach until you see a pond on the right. Park anywhere over here as long as you are not blocking the road or any trails.
You can also reach this area from George Washington Management Area on Route 44. Simply take the main road through the beach and camping area (Washington Trail) and then take a right onto Center Trail. Center Trail intersects with Olney Keach Road and turning right will shortly lead you down to the pond mentioned above. This way is a bit longer, but the old fire roads are in considerably better shape.
Clues: Walk over the small wooden bridge. Continue walking on this trail with the pond on the right. Soon after you pass the pond, watch on the right for four large boulders. Go past the fourth boulder (which is the closest to the road) and start making your way around the backside of the boulders. In the middle of the second and third boulders, in a small cave at the base, is the Wilma Letterbox.
Continue SSE on the trail. Go up a small hill and as you start to come down the hill take the wide trail on the left. After about 1/8 mile, you will come to a fork in the trail. Take the left fork. Almost immediately, look for a faint trail on the left. You will know if you are in the right spot if the faint trail goes in the direction of NNE 25deg. You can also see a large downhill just ahead of you on the main trail. Follow the small trail going NNE. Walk for about 1/4 mile. At the bottom of a small hill on the left side of the trail, you will see a tree that leans to the right at the base, but then the rest of the tree grows straight up. It also has a dead limb sticking out to the right. From the leaning tree, take a compass reading of SSW 200deg. Walk 32 steps to a large rock. At the base of this rock is the Pebbles Letterbox, covered by leaves and a flat stone.
Continue on the trail NNW through a wethole and up a hill in a NNW direction. You will come back to the main trail you were originally on. Take a left on this main trail. Walk 45 steps and on the right side of the trail is an old foundation. Go up into the foundation. In the back left corner, at the base of the foundation is the Barney Letterbox.
Come out of the foundation and go NNE on the trail. Go back over the small bridge that you started at and then take an additional 22 steps past the bridge. At SW 240deg, spot a 3 foot high rotting stump about 14 steps off the trail. The Bam Bam letterbox is here, covered with leaves and pieces of wood.