*I'll be very happy to give any of these boxes back to their
original owners upon request. I have only adopted these
boxes for upkeep and historical means and do not count them among my
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Originally placed by Bob Marx. Adopted for safe-keeping by
|Placed by: Bob Marx
|Placement date: Oct 22 2001
|Nearest city: Milwaukee
|Number of boxes: 2
|Terrain: Easy, but some long walks.
Difficulty: Just a lot of numbers.
Placed: October 22, 2001 (LbNA post #8511)
By: Bob Marx
Green One has been replaced on
Both boxes are camo-taped now.
Don't be intimidated. This is actually two letterboxes!
Start at Milwaukee's new addition to the Art Museum designed by
Calatrava. Marvel at the engineering of the footbridge suspended
over the road by how many cables?
Move north to the open terrace of the old Art Museum/War
Memorial where you can admire the Calatrava's lakeside facade.
Then from the center of the terrace, look north (20 degrees
Magnetic) and travel to the three brown marble columns at the
south end of the lagoon.
Subtract the number of columns from the number of marble
benches, then add the number of short marble posts that surround
you to arrive at "the monument number".
Locate the flag poles nearby at the intersection of five paths.
Enjoy a long walk along the lake to the farthest point of land
east (excluding the breakwater) - about a 3/4 mile hike. Wait
until you're alone!!! Spot the "cavern" under Green One and
you'll find this bonus box magnatized to the top underneath to
the right. You
will have to reach deep and pull moderately hard (strong
magnets). Replace it in the exact same position so it cannot be
Add the number of cables supporting Calatrava's footbridge to
the number of flag poles at "Five Paths". From Green One, take
that number of steps north along the breakwall and find the
number in the red circle. (Careful, don't fall in.)
Return to the Vietnam Monument. To pass the time during the
walk, multiply "the monument number" by the square of the "red
circle number". This is your bearing. Now stand between the
three tall columns and follow your bearing to a giant maple tree
(14 feet in circumference). PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO BE RUN
OVER. IT'S A BUSY STREET.
From the south side of the tree, walk 40 feet, (about 14 of my
steps) bearing 230 degrees to find the letterbox.