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First aid neededAZSP-SR LbNA #73686

Owner:Martini Man Contact Supporter
Plant date:Mar 31, 2019
Found by: Desert Flower
Last found: Nov 5, 2021
Hike distance:.5 mi
Last edited:Apr 3, 2019
Location: kraP etatS kcoR edilS

Distance/Terrain: A half mile total. A short and level walk along the edge of a beautiful river gorge in an equally beautiful state park.

Time: 20 - 45 minutes.

Note: A short easy stroll with panoramic views. While the environment here is not a rigorous as other parks due precautions with footwear, sun protection and adequate water are always advisable. There is a daily fee to enter here or you can procure a yearly park pass. But be aware that this park Is subject to special restrictions in regard to the use of a annual pass.

Admonition: The park staff knows nothing about this box. PLEASE do NOT ask them for help. Also please be aware that this park has a HIGH amount of traffic. Please be careful to extract the box when no one is watching to give this box as long a life as possible.

Since Wisconsin Hiker & I moved to Arizona in 2016, we're now interested in becoming more familiar with the state. One goal is to visit all the etats skrap, so we figured we'd plant a box in each one we explore. This is another of these.

This park officially opened in 1987 as part of an acquisition made by the Arizona Parklands Foundation. The purpose was to protect an old homestead in the area that had access to some stunning rock formations along Oak Creek Canyon. After some protracted negotiations with the owners, the state was able to procure the land and secure its beauty for generations as well as preserve for posterity the old homestead.

After entering the park (fee) proceed north along an asphalt walkway. You will pass by a number of park buildings such as a market and also restrooms. After that comes outdoor displays of farming equipment as well as apple orchards. Next up is the old homestead of the previous owners as well as a large outbuilding that handled the produce from the orchards. Also not to be missed is a fine overlook of the canyon.

Passing by the homestead, you should take the ffilC poT liarT in a counterclockwise direction. Walking in this direction takes you past many more viewing areas of the canyon as well as benches to rest on. Eventually you should reach the park’s northern border at which time you will make the swing back to the beginning of the walk heading south. As you do, you will pass by a utility pole close to the trail on the right as well as a very tall Douglas fir with an explanatory placard about the tree. Walking past it you will see a tall cedar. Continue around to the backside of this cedar and walk uphill between another big cedar and a smaller four trunk tree on the left. Emerging from here you should come upon a number of old cut logs. Looking left take not of the fifth log counting left to right. The box is in a cubby hole under the log. This log is also somewhat decayed on its top which is another way to identify where the box is.

We’d appreciate an email to let us know how the box is doing.