Blue Suede Shoes  LbNA # 9709 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJul 31 2004
LocationFort Collins, CO
Planted ByWilderwomn    
Found By No No Girl's Brother
Last Found Oct 4 2004
Hike Distance?

Note: 11/29/04 - Discovered that this box has been "beavered"! The tree in which it was hidden was chopped down by the little varmints - so for now this box is non-existent. I will try to redo another box and hide it in similar location in a beaver-proof place in the future!

This is the second letterbox in the "Art in Public Places" letterbox series, which will take you to various outdoor art exhibits in the Fort Collins area. If you are starting from this box, you will have an opportunity to also find the "Water Beetle" letterbox if you haven't already. In finding these two boxes, you will get to enjoy three art exhibits.

This letterbox could be fun to find on a bike or walking, although the first few clues are just to orient you to where it is in town, and might be best followed on a map or by car.

Clue 1: To find the general location of this letterbox, locate a patriotic neighborhood in Fort Collins.

Clue 2: This street has the first name of a famous adopted mouse.

Clue 3: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this…”

Clue 4: Follow the street hinted to in clue 3 to the intersection with a street named after a male duck. At this point if you are driving, you will want to park the car. There is a parking lot just east of the intersection you are at.

Clue 5: Find the feet (you won’t have to go far from the intersection found in Clue 4). Cross to the south side of the street (if you aren’t there already) and find the bumblebees. Follow the direction that their foot is pointing.

Clue 6: When you turn back onto the path heading west, you will see a bridge up ahead. Just before the bridge on the left hand side of the path is the only thing that could really hide anything in this area (no it is not hidden just in tall grass). The hiding place for this letterbox is right by the path, down near the ground, so be discreet and please re-hide it well.

In this box, you will also find directions to "Water Beetle Box" and another Art in Public Places exhibit (probably a mile round trip from here), or you can find "Water Beetle Box" on this website and find it from a different starting point and direction that might be more challenging. Either way, enjoy this beautiful trail by walking or biking to explore the area.

But, before you head on to find the next box, make sure you take the dirt path you just passed on your left before finding the box. This path is very short and quickly takes you to another art in public places site.

Good luck, have fun, and enjoy this beautiful area and art. Leave my 6 year old daughter Hanna (Rosegirl) who is a letterbox enthusiast a little note on the journal in the box if you wish - she'd love it! Maybe tell her what city/state you are from.

If you want, email me when you find the box!

Planted by Wilderwomn and Rosegirl.

A handmade stamp.