Fire Swamp (3)
Near Yellow Springs, Greene County, OH
Another box whose theme sprang from "Princess Bride"
Placed 23 February by Flyfisher, with the assistance of Starfish, the beautiful
young lady who entered into holy matrimony with Flyfisher nearly 25 years
This is the conclusion of the Valley of Frogs triple trio of trilogies. I
hope you have enjoyed them all. Each box is a different frog.
Collect them all!
Like all the Valley letterboxes, these are in John Bryan State Park.
Parking for this series is in the lower picnic area.
Valley of the Frogs Episode IX: (3 microboxes)
Quiet be! Silly human folk 'scomin' into the Fireswamp to
lookie fur us.
You's got ta be kiddin'! If the fire jets don' get em, this
here fast sand will. Jus' las' week some wittle one came
through here and stepped in the sand. They bes' bee careful!
eeet! Id's got to be foolish of em ter try! If that thar
jets and sand don' get em, this big ROUS will. I'd be glad for
him to go looking for something else to eat! I's gettin' real
tired of hiding under this here rock!
shussh! Heer's they commin'.......
parking, go to the south corner of the picnic area. A trail
begins there. Follow the trail about a hundred yards until you
get to a sign which says: "Campground Trail"
south down the hill on the trail from that sign until you reach
another sign which says:
Trail / Lower Picnic Area".
that sign, go 80 degrees for 21 paces until you reach a blown down
tree which did cross the path, but which has been cut for the
path. At the base of that blown down tree, among the splinters
of the trunk, you may see a rock. Under the rock, you hear a
little voice: Chu.... Chu..... Take care for the fire spouts
and tread lightly. Carry a fire extinguisher if the ground is
dry. If you are of the female persuasion, don't wear long
dresses unless they are fire retardant.
down the path toward the East for another 55 paces and you will come
to a split and dead cedar tree on the right, 10 feet off the
trail. Somehow, a rock got up in the split. From under
it yeew hears a whimper..... Yeew.... Yeew....And be VERY careful of
that flat sandy area just off to the south! That is one reason
the ranger folk here don't want innocents wandering off the trails.
another 25 paces and you will arrive at a handy little map.
Looking at the map, and trying to decipher which trails are real
approved trails and which are rogue trails which one should not
stray out on, the hair on the back of your neck stands up. You
hear a little warning coming from under a rock directly behind you
at the base of dead cedar tree. It is a shrill little eeet!
eeet! Quickly stamping in, you are away before the R.O.U.S.
you hear rustling around on the other side of the hill discovers
return to your parking, you may return... or if you continue you
arrive in the area of the Proto Cave Frogs. Of course you have
a map in front of you to tell you how you can get there!
hope you enjoyed this little series of adventures
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responsibility and disclaimer.
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