The Call of the Wild

Friday, November 07, 2008 Road Junkies 0 Comments

Letterboxing has reminded us how much fun it can be to be outdoors enjoying all the beauty that nature has to offer. Today we visited McIntosh Reserve, a 500-acre park on the Chattahoochee River in Carroll County near Whitesburg, Georgia. We would probably never have heard of, let alone visited, this park had we not been searching for letterboxes there. Our visit to McIntosh Reserve gave us the opportunity to witness letterboxing ingenuity in action. Can you find the letterbox in the tree with the star? (Click on the photo to enlarge it.) All the clue told us was that the letterbox was halfway between the trail and the river. Ken was astute enough to find the box in the tree and the pulley to bring it down to our level. How clever! It was a gorgeous fall day and as we sat down near the river for our picnic lunch, a wind blew up and the trees began leafing. Beautiful! After hiking about six miles on the McIntosh trails, we ended up finding 12 letterboxes, a new one-day record for us. It's definitely a place we'll visit again-- and not just because there are three more letterboxes we didn't have time to find.