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Columbus Park LbNA #28648

Owner:Azroadie Contact
Plant date:Feb 4, 2007
Found by: Riggadays
Last found:May 6, 2023
Last edited:Jan 8, 2023
Trail difficulty: easy; flat, however, you walk on soft dirt part of the way
Walking distance: about 0.2 mile one way
Stamp hand-carved
Status: alive and well on February 6, 2021

This letterbox is in Christopher Columbus Park in the northwest part of Tucson. From I-10, take exit 252 and drive west on El Camino del Cerro. Turn left (south) on Silverbell Road. Turn left (east) into Columbus Park. Continue straight and park in the most northern parking lot.

From the parking lot, walk past Ramada 4 (now an unnumbered solar pavilion) to Ramada 5 on the north edge of the lake. Then walk northeast to a paved path, the Loop. Turn left heading north on the paved path. Walk to a group of large, colorful, vertical concrete pipes (color enhanced) on the right side of the path. From the pipe closest to the paved path, walk at about 270 degrees (from mag. north) for about 87 steps to a small Mesquite Tree. The box is under the north side of the tree under a flat rock covered with some brush and plant debris. Be alert for snakes.

Please be sure the contents are triple 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 a larger ziploc, and all of it is in a 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.

This box was placed for the 3rd Annual Tucson Letterboxers Gathering.

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