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Granite Dells LbNA #7879

Owner:Azroadie Contact
Plant date:Apr 17, 2004
Location: Peavine Trail
Found by: 66gypsies
Last found: Apr 9, 2017
Hike distance:Unknown
Last edited:Dec 30, 2015
Trail difficulty: fairly easy, a flat dirt trail. There is a very short scramble up a slope.
Walk distance: about 1 1/3 miles one way.
Stamp hand-carved.
Status: alive and well on December 3, 2015

This letterbox was originally placed by Bigsky. It was later put up for adoption and I adopted it on December 26, 2010. The clues were slightly modified on October 10, 2011. There are both an old log book and a new log book in the box.

The Granite Dells in Prescott, AZ offer hiking and horseback riding trails, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and birding. The box is in a beautiful setting and it is a nice walk to it that most visitors to Prescott probably miss.

Take the Peavine Trail from the trailhead on Sundog Ranch Road off Prescott Lakes Parkway. It is across the road from the Humane Society. There is a $2 fee to park at the trailhead. This is a "Rails-to-Trails" path, so it is wide and flat. During the first 5 minutes you will pass some maintenance yards and a fire tower on the right, but then it gets beautiful -- going through riparian areas, around Watson Lake and through the Granite Dells.

Pass the one mile marker on the right and then a white sign also on the right that says "S.F.,P. & P. Ry.". After walking through the high narrow railroad cut, look on the left for a small sign marking the Lakeshore Trail. Walk down this trail.

The trail goes down and to the left and then turns right. Just after you turn right, you will see a large dead pine tree on your left just above the trail. There is a Prickly Pear Cactus cluster just to the right of the tree and slightly behind it. (From the trail sign to this tree is only about 60 steps.)

Immediately behind the prickly pear cluster is a small boulder sticking up. The box is immediately behind the boulder in a depression covered with some rocks and plant debris. Go around to the right of the cactus where it is easier climbing to get up to the box. Be alert for snakes.

Please rehide the box well under the rocks and cover it with some plant debris so that it can not be seen from any direction.

After you have stamped the book, if you have time, climb over the rocks for a view of the lake or continue back on the main trail.

Please let me know if the box needs attention or is missing:

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