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Sir Francis Drake LbNA #42005

Owner:The Olde Oak Contact
Plant date:Jul 22, 2008
Found by: Betelgeuse
Last found: Jul 11, 2012
Hike distance:Unknown
Last edited:Jul 22, 2008
To find the Sir Francis Drake Letterbox first find Glen Road off Sir Francis Drake Blvd. on the north end of Fairfax.

Sir Francis Drake, in the employ of Eliabeth I and the English government was a captain, privateer, slave trader and navigator. It was long thought he landed in Drake’s Bay on the Marin County coast in 1579. Evidence of that landing intrigued historians for years, but has recently proven bogus. Nonetheless, Drake is an interesting character who sailed along the Pacific coast naming California Nova Albion.

Once on Glen Road travel to its termination and park. Start walking down the dirt road staying on the wide trail. After maybe 50 yards choose the smaller path to your left and down past a beautiful old oak with some beautiful old poison oak growing up its trunk. Walk on this path until you spy some cement chunks on your right. If you reach the clearing turn around as you've walked too far. From the biggest piece of cement on your right make an about face and walk back maybe 21 steps. To your now right you'll see a couple big rocks. Face those rocks and walk about 11 steps at 250 degrees to a scruffy old bay tree straddling the river bank. Face the old bay on the non-river side. There are numerous spaces you could wedge a letterbox in the old trunk, but this one is on your right and maybe 1 1/2 to 2 feet up behind some decayed pieces of wood.

Please note Mr. Wascally Wabbit found the box moved and included this change for directions: "the area of the tree where you describe, was dug out. It Looked like an animal had cleaned out the hole, very cleanly. In my stubbornness I kept looking and found the box in the large hole in the bottom of the truck tucked waaay back covered with thats where I put it back since the previous spot was pretty much cleared of all debris."

Thanks for coming. Please update me if the decay of the tree causes any necessary changes in the placement of the letterbox.