Clues updated and modified 7-13-05
Short Walk. Maybe ¼ mile. Rated Moderate due to the compass work and off trail hiking.
From the intersection of Route 6 and 198 ( known as Sherman’s Corner) in Chaplin, go north on the road going up the hill. Although unmarked at this point, this is Chewink Road. You will travel 2 miles from that intersection to your destination. From the intersection keep going until you come to a stop sign at 1.7 miles. This is the starting point of the Ghost Train Letterbox. Go through the intersection and bear right at the Y. There is a sign stating "Back Road to Windham". From that sign drive 3/10 of a mile up that road.
You will see on your right a green bar across a trail. Park along side the road and go down this path. It is a very short walk to the waters edge. Turn right here going north and right away come to another intersection and a second pond. Take the trail going northeast. It will turn and end up going along the shore and between 2 ponds. The trail may be somewhat overgrown and muddy. You will come to a small rock campfire circle. From that campfire site, go 350 degrees off trail into the woods, 65 steps to a painted rock. From the rock, go 285 degrees, 30 steps to a large pine. Take a reading of 250 degrees and walk 50 steps to a man made pile of rocks. Go 10 degrees 55 steps to 4 oaks growing together from 1. Next, take a reading of 330 degrees and go 55 steps to a large rock. Your last reading is 280 degrees, 17 steps to a high point of a stone wall. Go behind the wall and move 1 flat thin upright stone at ground level to reveal an opening in the wall with your prize. After stamping in, go back the way you came.
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