After completing the hike up Turkey Canyon Trail, we set out letterboxing. There were no letterboxes in Ruidoso but there were several nearby.
On the way to Capitan to eat lunch we stopped for Little Bear Fire 2012 which is in Angus, NM. We found it successfully. Cute stamp.
At Capitan after eating lunch we looked for Smokey Bear. We went to the Smokey Bear Museum/Park and watched the movie. Wish it had more about the real Smokey and less about preventing forest fires. Guess they didn’t make home movies back then. We continued outside to visit his grave.
We continued over to the signboard and looked at the base of the tree between the large rock and the tree. We were not able to find this box.
Leaving Capitan we headed on over to Lincoln. On the way we stopped at the Capitan historical marker to look for Little Teddy Bear.
It doesn’t say to the left or the right of the flat boulder so we looked on both sides. The grass was very high and thick. We didn’t find the pouch.
Continuing on toward Lincoln we looked for The River and the Mountain Stamp which is along the side of the road. We found it successfully. Everything was in good shape.
In Lincoln I was going to look for Billy the Kid which was in a field behind the Lincoln County Courthouse.
But the weeds were high and I decided to pass on even looking for this box. We had a great time looking around Lincoln though.
We headed back to Fort Stanton to look for Fort Stanton and E.T. on the Rocks. We found both of these successfully.
If I’d planned ahead I could have looked for the box at Spencer Theatre yesterday when we were there for the tour. We stopped again to find Opening Act.
It was found and it is another nice carve. I was first finder on this one.
The next day while doing the hike at Grindstone Lake which is in Ruidoso I left behind a stamp to commemorate the hiking. It is called the West Texas Trailwalkers and it is near this signpost just 0.1 mile from the trail head parking for Grindstone Lake.