We were up at Emory for a volksmarch and there was a box listed in the city park. The walk took us right to the park so we looked for “Eagle Fest” even though it said in the clues that the box had been reported missing. The clue said to look for the bright red bridge with hand-rails. This is not exactly handrails.
It said to look for a green footbridge with no handrails. We did not see any such bridge. Just two of these small black bridges with handrails. We looked under them just to be sure, maybe they painted them and added handrails since 2007! We didn’t find anything. We gave it up and continued with our walk.
I was carrying a box to plant so when we came to the cemetery, I left behind “Flycatcher” near this grave.
After we finished walking and eating lunch we stopped in Kaufman to do some letterboxing. There were two listed in town. First we looked for “Love’s Enduring Journey” at the Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery.
We found the box but a corner had been chewed off and the contents were full of water. The logbook was hopeless and even the stamp was rotted. It is a shame. I took a picture of the stamp but I don’t really know what it represented. This box had not been found since 2011.
From there we went over to the Kaufman County Poor Farm. Interesting place and history.
But we didn’t find “Circle Tour 2012 – DFW & OK” and I think this pile of trees may be the reason. I think the tree in the clue is gone.
There were two more boxes listed as Kaufman but they are really about 10 miles south at a ghost community called Cottonwood. First we looked for and found the “Cottonwood Church” box. Then we continued on to the cemetery and looked for “The Rocking M Artist“. Here are a couple of cemetery pictures.
The clue says to go to the lone bushy evergreen in the center. The pouch is hanging fairly low right in the middle.
This evergreen is pretty near the center and we circled it all the while thinking they had trimmed it up since it was last found in 2013 and the box was gone. But don’t be fooled by the word “lone”. There is another evergreen and the box is nestled in the branches. It’s hanging loop has broken off but the pouch is there and the logbook and stamp are fine.
So we looked for five and found three; and I planted a new one in Emory if you are up that way. Happy hunting.