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Msg: 923306
ArnoldZiffel Subject: An Unusual Tourist is back!
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 31, 2016 10:04 AM
An Unusual Tourist is now planted very close to I-25 in the park in San Antonio. Should be a quick find and a chance to stretch your legs on a long trip. You can stop at the Owl or the Buckhorn for a green chile cheeseburger if you are there at the right time. The produce stand at the corner of Hwy 380 and Hwy 1 has locally grown green chile and other produce, in season.
Msg: 938945
Subject: New clues for Waters at Ojo box
Author: Astro DProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 11, 2016 4:03 PM
This box doesn't get much action and several people have had trouble finding it so I moved it (sad, since I loved where it was). But this new spot is a nice little easy stroll through the cottonwoods so check out the new clues and I hope it gets some more visitors now.
Msg: 938973
Jo Z Ro Z Subject: Re: New clues for Waters at Ojo box
Author: Jo Z Ro ZProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 12, 2016 10:04 AM
Reply to: Msg 938945 by Astro D
I've been through there several times but felt it was too complicated and too far into the"bush" ...I. Am a single gal. Going to Alburquerque in Feb and Hope to find it ...(just driving thro)
Msg: 941700
Subject: Boxing in Santa Fe
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 9, 2017 6:04 AM
I'll be visiting Santa Fe, next month with my cousins, aunts, and mom.
I'm hoping to get out letterboxing.
Is March a good time to box? Is there any thing I should know about boxing in NM?

Thanks and I can't wait to add another state to my list!
Msg: 941709
Wronghat Subject: Re: Boxing in Santa Fe
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 9, 2017 2:32 PM
Reply to: Msg 941700 by Spartanfans
March can be wonderful or miserable--miserable if the big winds decide to blow. Other days you'll have a jacket on in the morning and be down to shorts and tee-shirt in the afternoon.
Cacti are a problem--particularly if you back into a cholla. It has thousands of almost invisible spines that irritate almost like chiggers. Good news is that we don't have chiggers and the mosquitoes won't be out yet.
Altitude can be a problem since Santa Fe is higher even than Denver, so you might want to take things slowly for a couple of days until you acclimate.
Santa Fe has a great bunch of letterboxers in residence so you'll have plenty to keep you occupied: Arnold Ziffel, Lionsmane, Rubberpeace, Astro D.
Msg: 941710
ArnoldZiffel Subject: Re: Boxing in Santa Fe
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 9, 2017 3:00 PM
Reply to: Msg 941700 by Spartanfans
Yes, the weather in March can be a snowstorm or it can be warm or it can be windy - or maybe even all three in one day!

There are a number of boxes up on Hyde Park Road, but that area will probably still be snowed in. Lots of other boxes in town or close to town. Are your family members boxers, too? Are you interested in hikes or drive-bys or are you mostly interested in boxes near the museums, plaza, etc.? If you won't have much time for boxing, you should still be able to find at least a few boxes. If you have a certain area of town where you want to look for boxes, I might be able to point you to some boxes that would be easy for you to find.

Lots of things to do and see in Santa Fe!
Msg: 942041
Wronghat Subject: Block print exhibit
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 19, 2017 4:01 PM
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Albuquerque Museum has an exhibit until April dealing with Block Printing in New Mexico--The Art of the Curved Line. It has some wonderful Gustav Baumann prints and the wood blocks and some contemporary work. It did not show people at work creating the wood blocks or the prints themselves--what did they use for magnification?
I'll try to get a stamp planted soon for those who want to see this.

Msg: 942049
ArnoldZiffel Subject: Re: Block print exhibit
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 19, 2017 6:33 PM
Reply to: Msg 942041 by Wronghat
We had planned to go see this exhibit a few weeks ago, but it turned out that the museum was closed on that day- a Monday. We will try to get down another time before April. Thanks for the heads up and your recommendation. We are fans of Baumann. Looking forward to finding your new letterbox!
Msg: 943445
Subject: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Author: wolfdreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 24, 2017 4:34 PM
Hi I'm new here so not sure if this is where I should post directions to finding my boxes.
I planted one in 2006 in Roswell, NM. I hope someone nearby can find it! I was never ever contacted. I believe a long time ago I did post on a letterboxing site but can't seem to find it! Would be thrilled if someone did. Happy Hunting and be safe please.

The directions:
Follow the signs to the Roswell Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Turn left on N. Grand.
Take the first right into the Wool Bowl (football stadium) parking lot.
Park on the far right closest to the field/farthest from the road.
There is a dirt pathway that leads towards the train tracks off of the parking lot.
Follow the pathway to the third largest tree on your right.
There is a sewer pipe sticking out of the ground just before the third tree.
If you go around the pipe, it's easier to get to the trunk of the tree as there are many low lying branches.
Approach the trunk and look up. The letterbox has a pink lid and is located on top of the trunk inside of a ziplock bag.
There is a special first finder prize!
Msg: 943451
Subject: Re: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 24, 2017 5:26 PM
Reply to: Msg 943445 by wolfdreamer
Hi wolfdreamer,

For people to look for your box, you will need to post an official clue. You do that by scrolling on the word LETTERBOX at the top of this website on the menu bar. Once you do that, you will see several choices, one of which is ADD LETTERBOX. Click on that and then just follow the instructions for adding your clue.

Posting it here will not get it into the database when people search for letterboxes in New Mexico. But if you post it as I noted above, you should be all set.

Good luck. I hope it works out and you get many finders.
Msg: 943452
Subject: Re: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Author: ConnfederateProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 24, 2017 5:48 PM
Reply to: Msg 943445 by wolfdreamer
And here's your sign! "Mission Roswell", LbNA # 67202. (From a LbNA search: ).

Now, go find that 'box!

Who would go out for it, if I lived closer to GZ. YMMV, and invariably will...
Msg: 947049
ArnoldZiffel Subject: SPOOKtacular event in Santa Fe
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 17, 2017 9:12 AM
Come and be SPOOKed on September 23rd!
Msg: 949973
Quiet Place Subject: Container Advice for New Mexico?
Author: Quiet PlaceProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 13, 2017 10:01 AM
I'm planning a letterboxing trip through eastern NM (hopefully sometime this fall). I have many plants planned. The stamps are almost all carved and I'm finally ready to start placing everything into containers, but I have no idea what containers to use. What types of containers work well in NM and what kind really do not?
Msg: 949982
Baqash Subject: Re: Container Advice for New Mexico?
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 13, 2017 10:58 AM
Reply to: Msg 949973 by Quiet Place
Depends on what part of New Mexico. In the southern parts, like in southern Arizona, the wings on locknlocks will fail fall off due to extreme dry heat. Peanuts butter jars seem to hold p well
Msg: 952863
Subject: Halloween Park + exhibit
Author: Astro DProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 21, 2017 9:06 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know that many letterboxes from our last 2 Spooktacular events have been relocated and can now be found in a "Halloween Park" near Lamy, NM, which is about 15 miles south of Santa Fe. The boxes which have been relocated are:

Bell Motel: Batter RIP; Posada's Calavera (3)
Astro D: Scary Monster and Super Freak series (2); Bob Bob Bobbin; Day of the Dead: Cancion de Amor; Halloween Carve; I wnt 2 suk yor bl%d
lionsmane: Halloween Icons; Creature Feature (3); It’s Haunted . . .; Roosting; A Little Scare; Double, Double; Something Wicked (2); Araneae; The Headless Horseman

Please see individual clues (they may not all have been redone quite yet) and lionsmane's blog post for more information!

There are also more Halloween boxes that still remain in the Pueblos del Sol neighborhood, where the last event was held.

And... on another note... a new exhibit called A Mexican Century: Prints from the Taller Grafica Popular just opened in downtown Santa Fe at the NM History Museum. It runs through Feb. 18, 2018. Lots of good woodcuts, linoleum prints, and lithographs - it definitely looks worth checking out.
Msg: 952866
Subject: Re: Halloween Park + exhibit
Author: Children of the ForestProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 21, 2017 12:22 PM
Reply to: Msg 952863 by Astro D
I can't wait :)
Msg: 952867
Desert Flower Subject: Re: Halloween Park + exhibit
Author: Desert FlowerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 21, 2017 12:58 PM
Reply to: Msg 952863 by Astro D
Thank you, from those of us who couldn’t be there in September.
Msg: 955964
Subject: Dog Parks
Author: JohnsosaurusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 25, 2018 6:49 PM
Any awesome dog parks in the Santa Fe area? Or dog-friendly body of water?
Msg: 955996
ArnoldZiffel Subject: Re: Dog Parks
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 26, 2018 9:40 AM
Reply to: Msg 955964 by Johnsosaurus
This is New Mexico, so water is pretty scarce. There is a great dog park on the west side of town off of highway 599 near the animal shelter at 100 Caja Del Río Rd. It is several acres and fully fenced. The Frank Ortiz dog park is popular on the north side of town, but I have never been there because it isn’t fenced. There are smaller parks scattered around town, but they aren’t terribly nice. My dog likes them anyway. :)

When are you planning on coming to Santa Fe? Maybe we can get together or have an informal meet and greet.
Msg: 956260
Subject: Re: Dog Parks
Author: JohnsosaurusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 30, 2018 3:42 PM
Reply to: Msg 955996 by ArnoldZiffel
I thought that might be the case with the water but it never hurts to ask :) Thanks for the park suggestions, we'll probably end up at the fenced in one. We'll be there in April but unfortunately it's just for a quick day so we likely won't have time for meet and greets.
Msg: 956308
ArnoldZiffel Subject: Re: Dog Parks
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2018 10:14 AM
Reply to: Msg 956260 by Johnsosaurus
There is a series of two (one might be missing) boxes out by the animal shelter that you could find if you have time.

Have a good trip!
Msg: 961544
photopam Subject: Santa Fe
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 22, 2018 7:08 AM
Hi friends,
I'll be in Santa fe for a day or so next week, and would love suggestions on a fun lunch place.

I'm not quite sure what all I'll be doing yet, but am hoping to buy a piece of turquoise if I can. And maybe get a box or two. I'll be camping out in Carson NF unless they close that one too.

Any other insider tips to make the most of my visit?


Msg: 961545
Subject: Re: Santa Fe
Author: NLWProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 22, 2018 8:10 AM
Reply to: Msg 961544 by photopam
Reach out to Lionsmane.

He lives in Santa Fe and has come to multiple Texas events. He's really nice and probably could provide a great recommendation.
Msg: 961560
ArnoldZiffel Subject: Re: Santa Fe
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 22, 2018 10:36 AM
Reply to: Msg 961544 by photopam
The best place to buy turquoise jewelry. in my opinion, is on the plaza at the Palace of the Governors. Native American vendors have their wares spread out under the portal of the Palace.

There are a few boxes downtown within walking distance from the Plaza: A Pressing Matter (pink diamond) by Astro D, Santa Fe Pastiche by Wronghat, Is She Mary? by rubberpeace, and my My Favorite Swine: Hamm. Not too far out, there are a number of boxes on Museum Hill/ Camino Lejo area. All of the boxes along Hyde Park Road are unavailable due to the forest closure.

There are lots of fun places to eat in Santa Fe. Too many to mention. If you know in what part of town you want to eat, I could make some suggestions. Come to think of it, I would enjoy meeting you for lunch and doing an exchange, if you would like. I could see if other local boxers might be available, too.
Msg: 961576
lionsmane Subject: Re: Santa Fe
Author: lionsmaneProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 22, 2018 3:31 PM
Reply to: Msg 961544 by photopam
Here is a link to some maps that might help you decided on boxes. Like ArnoldZiffel said the ones along Hyde Park Road are unavailable due to forest closure.
Santa Fe Area Maps and Lists
As for lunch spots, these are some of my favorite places in Santa Fe - Joe's Diner, The Ranch House, Tia Sophia's, La Choza.
And I agree with ArnoldZiffel about getting together if you have time. Just let one of us know. And if you have any other questions, please ask.
Msg: 961577
photopam Subject: Re: Santa Fe
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 22, 2018 5:16 PM
Reply to: Msg 961560 by ArnoldZiffel
Okay, that sounds great! Thursday will be the best time to meet for lunch. I'll be coming from Carson NF, so let me know when and where to meet you. That would be easiest.

Thanks for all the suggestions. :)
Msg: 961578
photopam Subject: Re: Santa Fe
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 22, 2018 5:17 PM
Reply to: Msg 961576 by lionsmane
Thank you! I wish i had all week to look for all the boxes there.

Hope to see you again next week.
Msg: 963510
Wendy Subject: Visiting Santa Fe
Author: WendyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 7, 2018 6:55 AM
Hello Santa Fe:

Will be doing a brief visit in Santa Fe when I will meet with my non-boxer East Coast daughter for a "girlie" long weekend. She is an avid runner and does do extensive daily runs so I will have an hour or two to perhaps do a meet and greet with any local boxers. Will be arriving late afternoon on Saturday, so may have time Sun, Mon, or Tue AM to meet and exchange in Santa Fe if anyone is available.

Wendy (from California)
Msg: 963548
ArnoldZiffel Subject: Re: Visiting Santa Fe
Author: ArnoldZiffelProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 7, 2018 7:22 PM
Reply to: Msg 963510 by Wendy
I would enjoy meeting with you on Sunday or Monday sometime. Maybe in a coffee shop? What part of town are you staying in? Send me a message through AQ.
Msg: 964521
Subject: Re: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Author: Hibiscus ChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 27, 2018 8:27 AM
Reply to: Msg 943445 by wolfdreamer
I did go look for it in the last year, but it is not there. I live an hour away. If you want to replant it, I can do that for you.
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