N 30° 39.910' W 96° 19.178' (WGS84)
Coordinates in Other Systems
Location: United States > Texas
Cache Type: Letterbox
Status: Ready for Search
Date Hidden: 07 December 2012
Date Created: 07 December 2012
Last Modified: 08 December 2012
DO NOT REMOVE STAMP! Bring an ink pad or markers.
If you found "This Bud's For You", you can follow the directions below from that point. If you just want to look for this box, you can start in the parking lot at the back of the Brazos Center. Walk to the pond and walk around to the left and to the far side.
To continue on to Hummer Bird, keep going on the trail. You'll come to a Grape Vine. MMM! Grapes! If you look to the right through the brush, you can see a little classroom area with a stage and benches. Norman (the mouse from the other box) and his forest friends like to play here when no one is around. You can continue on the trail or you can take a shortcut over to the stage. If you stay on the trail, you'll pass a Yaupon. This tree provides nice berries for Norman in the winter. After that is a Pecan tree, his favorite nuts. Norman says "puh-khan". "Pee Cans" are what you put in the car for long trips with the kids. Walk along the trail until you come to a Black Walnut on the left. Do you see the tee-pee? This is another favorite playplace for the forest critters. Keep going until you come to the Gum Bulmelia on the left. It has a little Coralberry in front of it which provides more berries. Norman likes purple. You will see the stage again and it will be on your right. If you look left, you will see a little trail heading out to the pond. Take that trail.
When you get to the pond, go left and walk around to the other side. If you walk around near the tree line, you will pass a Rattlebush on the right between you and the pond. Norman likes the sound the seed pods make in the wind. Keep going for just a bit and look for a tall broken tree trunk that is about 10 feet tall just at the tree line. The Hummer Bird will be hiding behind the stump. Please cover well as this pond is a nice spot for folks to come out to fish.
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31 March 2014 PirateKate Didn't find it
29 May 2013 TommyGator Found it
I had just finished OU05C1 and continued on to this letterbox. This is a beautiful area---and apparently others know about it too because the mugglicity factor increased as I neared the GZ. I followed the letterboxing instructions and found the cache as advertised. Cache was in good shape---although there are no logs here on OCUS, I can't claim a FTF because several others have already left their unique marks/stamps upon the log.
Since I forgot to bring my letterboxing stuff and, more importantly, because I didn't want to draw any more attention than I already was just by being there, I didn't tarry any longer than necessary to sign the log and put the cache back in its spot.
Thanks for the cache and for introducing me to this beautiful place!