Back in the 70's I had the whole place to myself - or at least my family had it all to ourselves!! I would hike up to the Box and sometimes through the Box everyday. When I would get home from school or on weekends I'd be hiking up to the Box. The trail is a secret - The Nature Conservancy has hidden the trail now. I lived in the house where the Nature Conservancy building is now - they've built over it and around it. There are still some areas left from the original house. I toured it not to long ago. The fireplace still stands and the old kitchen is still there I think. But it looks a lot different than when I lived there with all the new remodel. The old house was quaint and charming, and my bedroom was built out over the creek. I could hear it roaring all night. When you stepped out onto the back patio from the kitchen doors you had to talk loud because the creek was loud as it roared down through the canyon. There's no water in the creek now though. It's still a beautiful place to hike. When I lived there we had apple trees and ate them year around. We watched the deer on our patio and they would rear up to get to the apples - they loved the apples too! We had ringtail cats, javelinas, skunks, raccoons, mountain lions, deer, bald eagles, and so many other things. We lived among the wild animals. it got dark in the canyon around 4 pm. in the winter time. My dad hiked further in those trails - he knew the whole area. He would go way back into the Box and past it to find the Brown Canyon Trail and the Miller Peak Trail. And he would hike all the way up the canyon walls and look down on everything. It was quite an experience living there. Homework rock is still there and will be there for years to come. No one knows where that is except me and my family. Also we know the real truth behind those frogs in the pond too. We know the inside secret to many things there that the Nature Conservancy will never tell you.
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