Eastern Shore Treasure Map

Map LOCATION:  Eastern Shore, MD

CHALLENGE:  2 stars

DATE/NUMBER:  07-Feb-1999/2

MAP:  From the appropriate point look carefully for the catcher's home on the left sometime after the second pond; thence about 175 paces at 116 degrees to four and one score, thence about 30 paces at 74 degrees to an old, quite rotted log. Buried treasure on the other side of the log, near the north end.

NOTE 1:  The Eastern Shore is possibly the most beautiful and interesting place in the mid-Atlantic region. Bring your convertable, your sweetheart, and your life list, and plan to make a weekend of it.

NOTE 2:  Remember that it is quite an old pirate treasure map, and most of the detail has been obliterated by the passing of the centuries and will be impossible to make out. It is not your TV.

NOTE 3:  Here is the original version of the text portion of the map. This still may be of interest to some. Due to various changes over the years, I have thought of retiring this map, but as this is believed to be the first ever "mystery box" in America, I decided to keep it for historical kicks.

NOTE 4:  Off-trail walking is involved. You may encounter nasty greenbriar depending on your route choice. I walked around them ...

NOTE 5:  There are sensitive wetlands and other wildlife habitat on the Eastern Shore. The box can be found without entering wetlands, and other areas marked "closed" and the like.

NOTE 6:  Be wary of snakes and other wildlife when reaching into dark places. No need to dig for this box (tho it may be covered with a layer of buildup). All bearings magnetic unless otherwise noted. A pace is a long stride counted on a footfall of either foot, i.e. two paces are counted each time the right foot hits the ground. Be aware of if or when there is game hunting in the area.

NOTE 7:  Please re-hide the thing well just as you found it, as you found it.

DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT:  PERSONS USING THIS CLUE OR HUNTING THIS LETTERBOX DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. Do not hunt this letterbox without reading and agreeing to the waiver first. Children, do not hunt this letterbox without the supervision of an adult who has read and agreed to the waiver. Possession of this clue does not imply rights of access to particular lands and route choices, or the safety thereof, including the location of the box itself. Always observe current local regulations, signs, property rights, and customs; you are responsible for your actions. Clue not indended to be taken literally or to suggest route choices; route choices (and the choice to proceed at all), are your choice.
This clue and associated stamp art are copyright © 1999, by Randy Hall. Permission to reproduce for personal use granted; all other rights reserved.

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