Fairy of the Falls
10/3/10 - Box is confirmed in place and in good condition by WWW.
This box is actually easy to find but is rated moderate due to the terrain. There is a long uphill walk on a rocky trail. Although a beautiful series of many small falls, the beauty of this stream is not very well known even among people in this area.
Proceed north from the intersection of Route 6 and 198 in Chaplin. Travel down route 198 4½ miles and take a right onto Morey Road. Upon entering Morey road, travel 5 tenths of a mile over a bridge crossing the Natchaug river to find a blue blazed tree on the left and right sides of the road. This is hard to see and not easy to find so look closely. You can park along side of the road. Not much traffic here.
Walk over to the blue blazed Natchaug Trail on the left side of the road. Follow the blue blazed trail over a small stream on a two plank bridge. Continue on and keep following the blue blazed trail up along a rocky hill along a stream. On your way up the hill, you can view all the small waterfalls on the stream. When the local rivers and streams are running a bit high, you will see the best views of these mini falls. They continue all the way up the hill. On top of the hill the blue trail starts going away from the stream and then turns and comes back to it. You will come to a wooden bridge built as part of an Eagle Scout project in 1991 by Jeremy Lucas Troop 1033. As of 2010, the printing on the bridge is barely visible. Standing on the first board of the bridge, go 120 degrees 19 steps to the east side of 3 trees growing from one base. Under some rocks you will find the Letterbox.
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