E-Way Trails Letterbox|
This box is missing but may be
*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 planted boxes.
Wisconsin Letterboxes of
|Placement date: Sep 1 2001
|Nearest city: Madison
|Number of boxes: 1
|Placed by Rexie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unfortunately, either nature or man-kind has destroyed the box.
Someone was kind enough to email me and let me know that the
contents of my box were scattered about, my hand carved stamp
was shredded, and my log book was missing. I don't think I will
placing another one in the same location, but thanks for all the
great stamped entries that I was able to see before the log book
Blessings to you.
You can find the box on the E-way hiking trails, some walking
and slight hiking involved.
From West side of Madison: Take the beltline (HWY 12 and 14), to
the Southtown exit, turn right off the exit. There is a four way
stop on the way to the trails, if you did not find that stop,
turn around. Follow Mooreland road (the road you are on when you
turned off the exit) until you see a sign for Goodland Park,
this should be your next left turn. Take that left turn and
about a half mile down the road is a gravel parking lot. Turn in
there and park.
From the Anywhere other than Madison: Take I-90; or US 12 to
Madison. Take the 12 & 14 HWY exit. (Don't take the Madison 30
exit, that will put you on the opposite side of town that you
need to be on.)
Merge onto 12 and 14 and take the South Town Dr exit and take a
left off it.
There is a four way stop on the way to the trails, if you did
not find that stop, turn around. Follow Mooreland road (the road
you are on when you turned off the exit) until you see a sign
for Goodland Park, this should be your next left turn. Take that
left turn and about a half mile down the road is a gravel
parking lot. Turn in there and park.
Note: I am 5'1" so the steps or paces may be slightly off if you
are taller or shorter than I am. :)
Directly in front of you is the gateway and decorative entrance
to the E-Way Trails. Go straight about 55 regular paces or
steps. When you hit the bend, go right, up the hill. If you hit
a bridge with-in a few yards, you went the wrong way.
It is approximately 490 steps to the bush/thicket that the box
is hidden in from the start of the trailway before entrance
About 440 paces in there is a small trial leading to a stream.
You are on the right track!
The very next and first large bush/thicket on the left is the
place you need to be. There is a rabbit trail leading into the
thicket just as you happen upon it. Follow into the bush about
16 paces. The box is in three plastic zip baggies (I do not have
a container large enough for it, nor the money to get one).
It is behind the fallen log that should be right in front of
you, and hidden under some rotting stump that we moved, and the
rest of the stump we moved right in front of it so it would be
found easily enough.
If you go as far was the bridge, you went too far, you should
turn around and walk back about a half a mile or so to the first
large bush/thicket on your right.
When you find it please take a postcard and stamp your image on
it and send it to me and notify me if anything is amiss...low on
postcards, water leakage into baggies, too hard to find need
I will be checking up on it about once a month to make sure that
you can still get to it as the winter/summer months approach.
Please put the contents back in as you took them out, one baggie
at a time.
I will look forward to getting postcards from my stash!
As of May/2004 box was found destroyed and contents scattered
with no log book to be found.
Before you set out read the
responsibility and disclaimer.