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Eaton Canyon Hummingbird LbNA #7098

Owner:Kelsung Contact
Plant date:Feb 7, 2004
County:Los Angeles
Planted by:Buzzard Contact Inactive
Found by: Kelsung
Last found:Apr 20, 2010
Last edited:Jan 16, 2021
Adopted by Kelsung
I found this back in 2010. I'll look again and see if this needs retired or is still there.


Orignally placed by: twofamilies
Orignally Placed on: January 1, 2003
Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Hard
*This letterbox has been replaced as of March 26, 2006.*
Replaced and adopted by Buzzard on February 7, 2004. These are the original clues posted by "twofamilies." My additional comments are contained in brackets [ ].

[Twofamiles rated this hike as "Hard," but I'd rate it as moderate--just take it slow, and go when the weather is cool. At the end of the hike you'll need to climb 50 feet up a very steep incline, so be careful here. Bring water, since there is none on the trail, unless you filter the abundant stream water. This is a very popular hike, and you will meet many people and sweet dogs coming and going from the beautiful falls.]

This box is located at the Eaton Canyon Nature Area in Altadena, California. Directions to the park itself can be found at the park's website: Admission to the park is free. Dogs are allowed on leashes. When you arrive walk through the parking lots to the yellow gate at the north end. Walk past the yellow gate and follow the main path past several picnic areas. The trail leads downhill and across a creek bed. At the fork, turn left and proceed to the falls. After enjoying the falls, take the trail back downhill. At the first tree in the trail, cross the stream to the north. Continue north uphill past an old tree next to a huge boulder. Continue up a steep incline to a second tree. The letterbox is hidden in the roots at the base of this tree.

[The tree has begun to topple over, so the letterbox is now buried at the base of the tree, barely covered by earth, under two small rocks.]