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Sierra Dog LbNA #50053

Owner:Azroadie Contact
Plant date:Aug 20, 2009
County:El Dorado
Found by: fleetwood7
Last found:Apr 21, 2016
Last edited:Dec 9, 2021
Walk distance: about 1/3 mile one way.
Trail difficulty: fairly easy; however, the dirt road is steep in some sections.
Stamp hand-carved.
Status: alive and well on November 2021
November 2021 - new location

I have a "granddog" named Sierra. Her family asked me to hide a letterbox in her honor.

From U. S. Highway 50 in Placerville, drive north on State Highway 49 for about 3.5 miles to the intersection with Red Shack Road. There is a pullout on the right side of this intersection with a bronze historical marker for "The Luse Ditch Flume". Turn right into the parking pullout and park there.

Walk to the corner of the parking lot, North.
You have to walk a short distance uphill, then turn North to follow a trail away from the parking area and through the fencing.
Continue for about 80 steps, the trail will be squeezed on each side by shrub and wood piles, and just before the trail will head downhill steeply.
Look right for a social trail, walk up the trail about 15 steps.
Look right, slightly uphill to a tall, sturdy oak tree.
Walk towards that tree, but stop in about 6 steps and look right.
The box is under the east side of the Oak Shrub covered with a rock and some plant debris. Be alert for snakes.

Please be sure the contents are double ziplocked when you put them back in the box (i.e. the stamp is in a ziploc, the book is in a ziploc, and the two are in the larger ziploc bag) and put all of it INSIDE the box. Please rehide the box well under the rock and covered with some plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

I will not be able to check on this box very often; so, please let me know if you find it or if it needs attention or is missing:

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