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Farenheit 451 LbNA #45700

Owner:Kelsung Contact
Plant date:Feb 20, 2009
Location: Royal Oaks Park
County:Los Angeles
Found by: Dawgdok
Last found:Nov 19, 2019
Last edited:Mar 25, 2024
Alive and well as of 3/25/24

This science-fiction novel by Ray Bradbury was fist published in 1953, and is a critique of what he saw as an increasingly dysfunctional American society. The title refers to the temperature at which books burn, as this is the job of the main character, Guy Montag, in a future society in which critical thought through reading is outlawed.

Where the 605 freeway ends at the 210 freeway, one exit west is Buena Vista St. A couple blocks north at Royal Oaks Dr, a Recreational Trail begins, and proceeds east all the way to Royal Oaks Park. For an easy walk, there are some free 2-hour parking spaces along Royal Oaks Dr, or for a longer hike or bike ride, park at Royal Oaks Park and head back west.

When you are under the bridge, start at the trash can and count posts going west. After 58 you'll see a seven-trunk tree on the right. The box is buried in leaves between the third and fourth trunk, counting from the left.

UPDATE: Since planting, the lower branches of the tree have grown somewhat. It may be easier to walk up the embankment and approach the tree from behind, in which case the box is between the third and fourth trunk, counting from the right.

When you're finished, make sure the logbook is in one bag, and that bag and the stamp are both in a second bag. Be sure to bury the box in leaves and cover any tracks you made.