BRQ #3: Strawberry Mountain

LOCATION:  Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, Grant County, OR

CHALLENGE:  2 stars

DATE/NUMBER:  21-Sep-1999/20

MAP:  This box is somewhere along the Backroads Quest Drive. From a crossing at the base of Strawberry Lake, you should see a tall pine at 198 degrees. From that pine, you should see peaks at 319 and 349 degrees, and a depression 32 paces at 154 degrees. From the depression, you should see a letterbox under a rock.

NOTE 1:  There is some tremendous hiking here, including a 18 miler that continues on past the location of the box, though the hike to the box should give you a satisifying taste of what the area has to offer. Bring your gear, a trail map, and plan to spend some time here.

NOTE 2:  Off-trail walking is involved.

NOTE 3:  Be wary of snakes and other wildlife when reaching into dark places. No need to dig for this box. 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 4:  Please re-hide the thing well just as you found it, and be discreet when stamping up.

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.