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Msg: 948562
JampersandJ Subject: Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2017 9:50 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948556 by Penguin_Girl22
When we find a HH, we really enjoy looking through the logbook.

What I don't like though, is finding a HH that has a logbook much larger than the stamp. Having a large logbook makes the HH so much harder to replant into a traditional box in our area.
Msg: 948569
Subject: Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Author: SummerfunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2017 11:27 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948562 by JampersandJ
I still remember the cute logbook of your "Apple Pi" HH. Such a fun surprise finding that in a box!🍎
Msg: 948570
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2017 11:35 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948556 by Penguin_Girl22
In historical letterboxing (before the internet), hitchhikers were considered as regular letterboxes.
Therefore, they should have logbooks.
just MHO
Msg: 948636
FloridaFour Subject: Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2017 11:13 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948562 by JampersandJ
When I find a HH with a super large logbook, I double bag it and put it in a cheap Tupperware on top of another letterbox. Though usually, I won't take one that large, so I suspect they sit in letterboxes or drawers for a long time.
Msg: 948669
JampersandJ Subject: Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 18, 2017 12:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948636 by FloridaFour
The hides in our area tend to be 3x4 L&L, the little Sistema boxes, Altoid tins, and pouches. I have put larger HH with boxes hidden under lamp skirts, and have moved some via mail and while vacationing to other areas.
Msg: 949141
Don't Panic Subject: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 26, 2017 6:13 PM
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I am of the mind that when launched it is out of my hands. This is one of the things that makes this hobby interesting. Knowing exactly what will happen is boring. So to all of you who agonize over what has happened to a hitchhiker, cootie or flea, because you have stopped getting find notices, just forget about it. By moving on you are opening yourself to a much greater joy! I launched a flea in 2012, and after a few finds it disappeared in 2013. I forgot about it, until today that is, when I received a notice that it had been found again! It took 3 months shy of 4 years for it to rise again. When will it rise again I do not know but I will forget about it for now, and wait for the surprise!
Msg: 949161
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 26, 2017 9:51 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949141 by Don't Panic
Great story... You chose your trail name wisely!

;~)
Msg: 949187
dixie darlin Subject: Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Author: dixie darlinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2017 10:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 949161 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
i agree

launched one hitch hiker about 10 years ago

never heard from anyone that he moved along

but there is ALWAYS hope

DD'
Msg: 949442
Subject: Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Author: PetuniaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2017 5:40 PM
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Reply to: Msg 949141 by Don't Panic
Last summer I launched two HH'ers in New Milford CT. That fall, I was informed there was a brush fire at the park & my heart sunk! Turns out, both have been found this spring & the boxes I left them at survived the fire as well!

Now two HH'ers I have left in Knoxville may still be where I left them!
Msg: 950376
neronaut Subject: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: neronautProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 21, 2017 8:58 PM
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Found a nice little stamp in a baggie labelled "Hitchhiker - Elvis Lives" without logbook or any other identifying info. Was in Super Secret's Secret! (Box #258914). I'll be leaving it somewhere soon and just wanted it record my find/let the planter know it's still out and about! Any help is much appreciated. :)
Msg: 950378
DeeCee Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: DeeCeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 1:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
It is possible that someone put the hitchhiker out there and forgot to list it.
Msg: 950382
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 3:47 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
when you search, be sure you've selected to search "HH, cooties, etc" (I forgot the exact label) and noit "Traditionals".
ALso try searching only for part of the name.

Its usually a good idea to note the name and owner of an HH when you find one to help in the search on AQ. Sometimes the # is also noted in the log book.
Msg: 950385
JampersandJ Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 4:39 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
If this situation happened to me, I would add a little logbook, with the explanation that I couldn't find any oN-line info on it. At least, that way, future finders can stamp in and see where it's been.

You can record your find on "Hat Day" as an unlisted find. If you become a premium AQ member, you can record it now.

For this particular HH, I also could not find any on-line listing on it here or on LbNA. Seems like the last few visitors to the Secret Box did not do an on-line recording of it (Something I can see as a premium member). Some people did log it in as an unlisted find sometime ago. Unfortunately, there is no way to see who recorded the find, when or where they found it, so this HH's past will remain a bit of a mystery.
Msg: 950390
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 6:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
Here's what came up on a HH search for Elvis:

https://www.atlasquest.com/results.html?typeId=9;name=Elvis
Msg: 950516
neronaut Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: neronautProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 25, 2017 2:12 PM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
Thanks to everyone's responses. I do think you're right and that it's just an unlisted HH -- I don't think any of the other HH's labeled "Elvis" are it, from what I've seen. I like the suggestion of adding a logbook to it, so it'll at least have some info with it now. Thanks again :)
Msg: 950539
bfarowl Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: bfarowlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 26, 2017 7:02 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
Have you checked on Letterboxing.org? It might be listed there and not on AQ.
Msg: 950551
Booshmen Subject: Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Author: BooshmenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 26, 2017 11:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950376 by neronaut
It's a long shot, but you could try contacting the last few finders of the box you found the HH in. One of them might know.
Msg: 951305
Ice Vikings Subject: To Kill A Mocking Bird
Author: Ice VikingsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 15, 2017 7:30 AM
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found a hitch hiker and want to record the find so the owner can track it like they asked. However the owners name wasn't listed and cant find it in my search here. Any info would help.

Thank you
Msg: 951307
JampersandJ Subject: Re: To Kill A Mocking Bird
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 15, 2017 8:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 951305 by Ice Vikings
maybe this one?

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=275776

I typed in "Mockingbird" as one word and got some hits.
Msg: 951326
Ice Vikings Subject: Re: To Kill A Mocking Bird
Author: Ice VikingsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 15, 2017 10:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 951307 by JampersandJ
That is it. Thank you
Msg: 953815
Subject: Lost HH
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2017 2:30 PM
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I found a HH by the late snowbirds in my shed that I have had for a few years. My daugther just found it while we were looking for our box of Christmas stuff. Is there someone I can mail it to and out it in a box. It is a mounted stamp of a crown and it's called queen for a day. I don't know if it's hand carved or store bought.

Pm me please.

No I will not throw it away.
And I don't see me going letterboxing anytime soon.
Msg: 953819
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Lost HH
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2017 3:53 PM
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Reply to: Msg 953815 by Goofy girl
windsurfgator has been planting some of my stamps - maybe a place to start?

Warrior Woman
understands
Msg: 953827
TeachJR Subject: Re: Lost HH
Author: TeachJRProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2017 5:17 PM
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Reply to: Msg 953815 by Goofy girl
We have the Homer Lake HH Hostel where folks bring HHs to trade and then get them moving along. I would be glad to get it going there for you. AQ mail me if you are interested. About 200 HHs have moved throug the Hostel since Stinkerbell and I planted it a few years back.

TeachJR
Msg: 953832
Subject: Re: Lost HH
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2017 7:36 PM
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Reply to: Msg 953815 by Goofy girl
Thank you all for the offers I will be sending it along to be found again.

Gg
Msg: 957773
Subject: Little Bud HH
Author: Teapot and EagleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 9, 2018 5:36 PM
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Placed by Miss Sunshine in "That's A Long Commute" Birmingham, AL
We found 2/17/18 but have not found it listed anywhere.
Any help?
Msg: 957774
kudichan Subject: Re: Little Bud HH
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 9, 2018 6:08 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957773 by Teapot and Eagle
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=280154

I just searched "bud" under hitchhikers, and this came up :)
Msg: 957777
The Beach People Subject: Re: Little Bud HH
Author: The Beach PeopleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 10, 2018 4:14 AM
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Reply to: Msg 957773 by Teapot and Eagle
That would be my hh. My sister planted that for me on her trip to Louisiana last year. I have changed my trail name since then. I am glad to see it is getting around.
Msg: 957780
Subject: Re: Little Bud HH
Author: Teapot and EagleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 10, 2018 2:01 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957777 by The Beach People
Thanks for letting us know. There is no date when it was left nor the box name. Will replant it soon here in CT once enough snow disappears.
Msg: 957781
The Beach People Subject: Re: Little Bud HH
Author: The Beach PeopleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 10, 2018 2:18 PM
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Reply to: Msg 957780 by Teapot and Eagle
It was planted last spring, sometime. Thanks for letting me know.
Msg: 968561
Cross Family Subject: A Cootie Name & #
Author: Cross FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 6:52 PM
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Hello . .To whom it may concern: there is a Loose Cootie in Michigan! Kinda Cute Nice Green Box small stamp Looks like a Broken Vase?( I'm not sure because there is No information with it!.... I'd like to record it and have a Name,& # fir My log book!.....I'm only asking once then I will Drop the subject.....No one in Michigan had any answers for me in the past 2 weeks!. ... Thanks.... Cross'Family!
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