Madison Tribute Series (2)
All Madison boxes were reported to be missing by their owners.  I hope to restore them someday if possible.
*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.
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Letterbox #1 ~ David Lewis Crosby
This letterbox is dedicated to the memory of
David Lewis Crosby of the Madison Chamber Orchestra,
in gratitude for the magic he created at Madison's
Concert on the Square.

Letterbox #3 ~ Otis Redding
This letterbox is dedicated to the memory of
musician and singer/songwriter Otis Redding, whose
plane went down in Lake Monona in 1967.
His signature song, "Sittin' on the the Dock of the Bay",
was recorded 3 days before his death.

Location: Turville Point Conservation Park, Olin Turville Ct. Madison, WI
Clue Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Easy

Link to Stamp Images

Clues:
Follow the main trail from the parking lot about 1/10th mile to the first major fork in the trail where it is clear that you must go left or right.. (There are trails that split off/converge before this, but keep heading east on the main trail.) In front of you is a very large fallen tree.

The Otis Redding letterbox is located inside of this tree.

To continue to the David Crosby letterbox, take the trail to the left.  At the next fork in the trail (about 2/10th mile from start, the trail intersection looks like a "T"), take the trail to the right.  The trail meanders along Lake Monona to the left and sometimes into the woods to the right. Eventually you will walk through a large stand of trees ~ the path goes through this stand to the left back towards the lake.

About ˝ mile from the start of the trail, and very shortly after leaving the stand of trees, you will see a tiny short footpath leading up to a view of the lake. At the top of this path is a ring of stones and the tall jagged remains of a fire-charred tree. After admiring the skyline view of central Madison, which includes the State Capitol where the Concerts on the Square take place, return to the footpath's intersection with the main trail.

Just to your right across the main trail is a large piece of fallen tree.  The letterbox is located behind this piece of tree trunk, between the trunk and a large rock.

Notes:
Turville Point Conservation Park is about .5 mi. north from the John Nolan Drive exit off Hwy 12-18.  Turn right on Olin Turville Ct. from John Nolan Drive (East Olin Ave. is to left, Olin Turville Ct. is to right).  The parking lot for the conservation park is south of the main entrance of Olin Turville Park, the first lot after turning onto Olin Turville Ct.  The trail heads east from the parking lot.

If you’d like to bike, the trail is about 2 miles from Williamson Bicycle Works, which is at the other end of John Nolan Drive. This store rents bikes and other equipment, and a bike path that runs alongside Lake Monona leaves practically from their doorstep.  Biking is prohibited in the park itself, though I presume it would be fine to walk them through.  Turville Point can also be accessed from Lake Monona by boat, but you're on your own as far as finding the right reference point!


Madison Tribute Series (2) - Turville Point Conservation Park 
BOTH BOXES REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION BY OWNER 08/17/02

Letterbox #1 - David Lewis Crosby

Old Clues:

Turville Point Conservation Park
East Olin Drive, Madison WI

This letterbox is dedicated to the memory of
David Lewis Crosby of the Madison Chamber Orchestra,
in gratitude for the magic he created at Madison's
Concerts on the Square.

The parking lot for the conservation park is to
the south of the main entrance of Olin Turville Park.
The trail heads east from the parking lot.

Clues:
Follow the main trail from the parking lot about 1/10th mile
to the first major fork in the trail. (There is a trail that splits
off before this, but the main trail heads due east.) Take the fork
to the left.
At the next fork in the trail (about 2/10th mile from start),
take the trail going to the right.
The trail meanders along the lake to the left and sometimes
into the woods to the right. Eventually you will walk through
a large stand of trees ~ the path goes through this stand to
the left back towards the lake.
About ˝ mile from the start of the trail, you will see a tiny
short footpath leading up to a view of the lake. At the top of this
path is a ring of stones and the tall jagged remains of a
fire-charred tree. After admiring the skyline view of central
Madison, which includes the State Capitol where the
Concerts on the Square take place, turn and look
inside the tree for the letterbox.
Notes:
Turville Point Conservation Park is about .5 mi. north
from the John Nolan Drive exit off Hwy 12-18, turn right
on East Olin Avenue from John Nolan Drive.
If you’d like to bike, the trail is about 2 miles from
Williamson Bicycle Works, which is at the other end of
John Nolan Drive. This store rents bikes and other
equipment, and the bike path practically leaves from
their door! The park allows no bikes, though I presume
it would be fine to walk them through.
Finally did it!
Color me jazzed!

Deborah
**********
Madison Tribute Series
Letterbox #1 - David Lewis Crosby

Turville Point Conservation Park
East Olin Drive, Madison WI

This letterbox is dedicated to the memory of
David Lewis Crosby of the Madison Chamber Orchestra,
in gratitude for the magic he created at Madison's
Concerts on the Square.

The parking lot for the conservation park is to
the south of the main entrance of Olin Turville Park.
The trail heads east from the parking lot.

Clues:
Follow the main trail from the parking lot about 1/10th mile
to the first major fork in the trail. (There is a trail that splits
off before this, but the main trail heads due east.) Take the fork
to the left.
At the next fork in the trail (about 2/10th mile from start),
take the trail going to the right.
The trail meanders along the lake to the left and sometimes
into the woods to the right. Eventually you will walk through
a large stand of trees ~ the path goes through this stand to
the left back towards the lake.
About ˝ mile from the start of the trail, you will see a tiny
short footpath leading up to a view of the lake. At the top of this
path is a ring of stones and the tall jagged remains of a
fire-charred tree. After admiring the skyline view of central
Madison, which includes the State Capitol where the
Concerts on the Square take place, turn and look
inside the tree for the letterbox.
Notes:
Turville Point Conservation Park is about .5 mi. north
from the John Nolan Drive exit off Hwy 12-18, turn right
on East Olin Avenue from John Nolan Drive.
If you’d like to bike, the trail is about 2 miles from
Williamson Bicycle Works, which is at the other end of
John Nolan Drive. This store rents bikes and other
equipment, and the bike path practically leaves from
their door! The park allows no bikes, though I presume
it would be fine to walk them through.

 


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