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Gandolph's Rune


Gandolf's Rune
Difficulty: 1 A walk through a city park
Near: Greenville, Darke County, OH
Placed 28 December 2001 by Flyfisher (geoflyfisher@yahoo.com)

This letterbox is not to be confused with the mystery box of the same name.

This is the site of the treaty signing that ended the Indian wars in the Ohio Valley in the 19th Century.  It was quiet walking through the park this December day.  I have been here a number of times when the park is crowded with cross country runners. 

Driving can be confusing in Greenville if you enter on route 49.  I have gotten lost more than once.  From the east, take US 36 until it becomes State 571 and take 571 into Greenville.  From Dayton, take State 49 to the intersection with US 36 a mile outside town.  Take 36
north to 571 and enter town on 571. 

Reaching a fork in the road, head right on Broadway.  Go around the traffic circle 180 and then turn right at the next street, Water Street.  Two blocks down, turn left on Memorial.  Follow this past the Masonic Lodge to a small parking lot at Memorial and Quindora. 

Getting out of the car, take the sidewalk at 330 until you pass over the footbridge.  You can imagine this bridge to be any of the bridges in Lord of The Rings if you like.   Stopping across the road at the Coppock Memorial, go 70 for 163 paces (1 pace = 2 steps, or about 5 feet).  You will reach the end of a road.  On your right, note the Dwarf's ancient mining engines. 

From the right side of the end of the road, go 80 for an additional 57 paces to a large smooth rock. 

Turn to 190 and 8 paces later, just inside the treeline, you will see a small cairn of loglets about 2 inches in diameter.  Under this pile, awaiting you these many ages, is Gandolf's Rune.


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