Silver Eagle's Letterbox Aerie

                                 TALE 15 - Going Green

Come to our 15th TX Annual Letterbox Event (TALE) as we go back to the site of our first TX Gathering way back in 2004.  Because it is Saint Patrick's Day I thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge all things green, especially since the park has survived both fire and flood in recent years and is greening up nicely.  This can be anything related to Saint Patrick's Day, nature or environmental practices.  So don't forget to wear green and help us celebrate 15 years of letterboxing in a park that is as resilient as we are!

Date:Saturday, 03/17/18
Time:10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Location:Group Dining Hall in Bastrop State Park - Bastrop, TX
Directions:From Hwy 71 in Bastrop go north then east on Hwy 21 for a few miles, then right on Park Road 1 into the park to pay fee ($5) and get map.  Continue straight to Group Dining Hall on right.  NO PETS ALLOWED IN HALL.
Details:You may R.S.V.P. for the Event on Atlas Quest. The Dining Hall is enclosed and has tables and chairs for up to 80 people, along with AC/Heater, sink, oven/stove, refrigerator, & restrooms. Baby Bear is making the Event Stamp and poster and we will bring a copier to copy clues. Saturday will be a potluck lunch and dinner so be sure to bring some food to share and list it when signing up for the Event. Everyone should bring drinks for themselves. Here are some other things to consider bringing: letterbox materials, clues to boxes in area, boxes to place & paper and pen to write clues, trash bags, donations for raffle, paper plates, plastic flatware, bug spray and anything else to make the day more fun. 
Accommodations:

There are tent/RV sites and cabins in the park and at nearby Buescher State Park that can be reserved online, but they fill up fast. Hotels can be found in the town of Bastrop in Bastrop County, or Austin in Travis County.

Event Activities:Exchanging, letterboxing, eating and a raffle. There are many trails for hiking and you can bike on scenic Park Road 1C between Bastrop and Buescher state parks.
Other Nearby Activities:If you have extra time, I recommend visiting McKinney Falls State Park,  Lake Bastrop-South Shore Park & McKinney Roughs Nature Park.
Event Schedule:

10:00 - 12:00 Meet & Exchange
12:00 - 12:50 Eat
12:50 - 01:00 Group Picture                                                                      01:00 - 07:00 Letterbox
07:00 - 08:00 Raffle & eat                                                              08:00 - 09:00 Clean up