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Msg: 965788
FORAYCH Subject: Re: It's the weekend
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 23, 2018 10:57 PM
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Reply to: Msg 965697 by dancingpecan
Finished writing up clues for a series planted in Vegas on The Strip this weekend 😀
Msg: 965802
dancingpecan Subject: Re: It's the weekend
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 24, 2018 6:28 AM
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Reply to: Msg 965775 by Maiden
Yay for new boxes and new boxers!
Msg: 966397
Subject: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: lekirasoxProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 4, 2018 11:42 AM
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Hi folks,

I checked the etiquette and this post seems ok... I am just so curious why people have found my plants, but no one in PDX has gone to find multiple of my husband's (L'Aquasox - I'm more active on here).

It's the Drunken Dinos "Series" (not a series but individual themed boxes). We are placing them around and in local breweries. I didn't know if it was somehow offensive to people that we are referencing drinking (though in Portland, I feel like most topics aren't off limits), or if it's just luck that people haven't gone to find them...

Anyway, this post is kind of a PLEASE GO LOOK WE LOVE FINDERS!!/Can anyone point me to problems with our box postings that would prevent people from wanting to go? We are newer to planing (within the last year).

Thanks all! Love this community!

LeKiraSox
Msg: 966402
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 4, 2018 12:10 PM
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Reply to: Msg 966397 by lekirasox
I am no where near Portland, but I’ve been boxing since 2000. I took a look at your plant logbook and here’s what struck me right away:

The majority of the boxes in this series were planted the last week of July. It’s only the first week of October. You need to give it more time. I’ve had boxes out that were unfound for nearly a year. The same goes for the one planted in September.

The only one that has been found - TRex - has a sad face icon next to it. That’s a flag that there is something wrong with your box (wet logbook, cracked case etc). I looked at the find comment on the box and there is no indication of a problem, just the word ‘fun’. When I see a box with that icon, I will search for more active problem free boxes first before even looking at the clues for that particular box. But that’s just me. I would suggest you edit that icon out because it appears to be there in error.

All of the boxes in this series with the exception of the one planted in September - Deinonychus- have the brain mental puzzle icon on it. I can’t do any type of mental puzzle, so I automatically ignore ANY box with that icon (side note - I’m legally blind and must make the most out of my infrequent forays out into the wild, I’m not simply lazy) I took a look at the clues for these boxes, and in my own personal opinion were I the planter, I would not use that icon because even I could figure out your clues, and they were delightful by the way :-)

This is just my one opinion which may or may not reflect the views of others. Also, there is an annual (?) Plant A Beer Day (something like that), a few letterboxing pub crawls, so no worries on the locale of your boxes!

Warrior Woman
for what it’s worth
Msg: 966404
PI Joe Subject: Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: PI JoeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 4, 2018 12:24 PM
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Reply to: Msg 966397 by lekirasox
Personally, I do not go out of my way to look for boxes in commercial businesses or libraries unless I know that the staff is aware of the box. I did not look at the clues to your boxes to see if that it the case but it is one thing to consider.

I will go after a box if it is planted outside a business, though.
Msg: 966421
Subject: Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: JohnsosaurusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 5, 2018 8:12 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966397 by lekirasox
I didn't know if it was somehow offensive to people that we are referencing drinking

Most definitely not. A few years back hartwolfzell started Plant a Beer Day to encourage folks to plant at or near a brewery. The event occurs in April and is currently hosted by me and Helms' Flying Adventure.

Can anyone point me to problems with our box postings that would prevent people from wanting to go?

As for me, if I were near Portland, I'd definitely add those boxes to my list to find as I clearly love a good box and beer and also dinosaurs.
Msg: 966425
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 5, 2018 9:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966421 by Johnsosaurus
Something else to consider, in a place like the PNW, many letterboxers will get their hiking done during the summer when the weather is good and save boxes that are inside or drive-bys for the rainy winter months. Or at least, I do that. :-)

-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 966478
Maiden Subject: Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 7, 2018 10:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966397 by lekirasox
Definitely not due to drinking. Pub crawls have a long standing tradition in boxing in some parts of the country. Boxing overall has slowed down in the Portland area, so I think some people have gotten out of the habit of looking for new boxes. But, they are on my list as soon as the beginning of the school year crazies settle down some!
Msg: 966479
Maiden Subject: Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 7, 2018 10:55 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966425 by Amanda from Seattle
Amanda has a great point, as does Warrior Woman. I too have boxes out there that are over a year old with no finds.
Msg: 966551
Captain Slick Kitty Subject: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: Captain Slick KittyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 8, 2018 2:07 PM
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In case you haven't heard, I recently hosted an event called Murder In Sleepy Hollow. The park, though small in nature, was perfect for the event but I feared not the best for all of the plants. So, I pulled those I worried would be found too easily by the muggles and replanted them in Grants Pass.

And they are perfect to get one in the mood for Halloween!

Please leave better than found!

The prisoner: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298293
The skull: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298299
The crow: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298298
The High Constable: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298296
Watch Your Heads: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298292
The Graveyard: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298297
Heads Will Roll: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298294
The Headless Horseman: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298313
Ichabod Crane: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298314
Sleepy Hollow: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298291
The Axe: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298290
The Pickety Witch: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298301

csk
Msg: 966572
LROSEM Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 9, 2018 4:44 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
Now, we need to know when the next event will be!! No pressure. :D
Msg: 966730
Maiden Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 12, 2018 7:00 PM
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Reply to: Msg 966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
Now I need to get down south to find them! Thank you for leaving them for us.
Msg: 966853
Captain Slick Kitty Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: Captain Slick KittyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 16, 2018 7:39 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
One last thing, (hopefully), the order of this list is the order the boxes were planted. So you look for these, print the clues out in this order.

Good luck because the Headless Beast is in a killin' mood.

csk
Msg: 967571
Winningstads Subject: Shameless Halloween plug
Author: WinningstadsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 30, 2018 7:43 PM
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Just planted a limited time Halloween microbox here in Portland, and I'll only have it out for the next week so I wanted to bump it if anyone was looking for some festive boxes
It can be a quick drive by if you're short on time, worth a look?

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=299427
Msg: 968070
X Marks The Spot Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: X Marks The SpotProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 8, 2018 8:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
I am sorry to have missed this one...and many more in OR over the last couple of years.
"X"
Msg: 968071
Mu Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: MuProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 8, 2018 9:05 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968070 by X Marks The Spot
X!! We miss you!!!
Msg: 968126
Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: SN BoneProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 8, 2018 8:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968071 by Mu
Wish I could hit agree numerous times!
Msg: 968139
Maiden Subject: Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 9, 2018 7:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968126 by SN Bone
I'd say it again, but he knows I miss him horribly.
Msg: 968478
Bug Food Babe Subject: Help needed from an Oregon boxer...
Author: Bug Food BabeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2018 8:09 AM
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Hello Oregon Letterboxing Friends,

We find ourselves in an unusual situation right now and we’re hoping someone in Oregon could help us out…

My husband & I planted a box in Seattle, WA called From Georgia With Love. We still don’t know at this point how it was discovered by a non-boxer, but it was. This person thought they were supposed to take the found box & relocate it to continue the game (like we do with hitchhikers). To make a long story short, they actually (mis) planted it in Cascadia State Park in Oregon!

Here’s what we were hoping…if someone was planning on going to this park anytime soon, they could pick up our box and then we would pay to have it shipped back to us. OR, if someone has an idea we haven’t thought of, we’re open to suggestions.

There is a slight glitch one must consider… the box location is at campsite 17 near the picnic table. We were given photos (which we would email), but it sounds like it could be a challenge. So one must put their Letterboxing skills to the test here & as I can see on Atlas Quest, this park is a drive for you local boxers.

Is there anyone up for this challenge to help us out???

Forever indebted,

Bug Food Babe & Phantom Phinder
Msg: 968484
Maiden Subject: Re: Help needed from an Oregon boxer...
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2018 3:58 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968478 by Bug Food Babe
I'm willing to make a run up there next weekend
Msg: 968487
Bug Food Babe Subject: Re: Help needed from an Oregon boxer...
Author: Bug Food BabeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 18, 2018 4:51 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968484 by Maiden
Oh wonderful!!! Thank you! I'll send a private message...
Msg: 968580
MrOspital Subject: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Author: MrOspitalProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 21, 2018 5:44 PM
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Any chance you guys know of a box along the route from Idaho to Sacramento? It looks like it goes through Jordan Valley, Danner, Arock, Rome. I did a search but did not find an Oregon box along that route. I am limited because we are driving with the family. Hoping for a drive by so I can at least say I found a box in Oregon.

I’m leaving a box behind in mcCall, Idaho...
Msg: 968582
Wronghat Subject: Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 21, 2018 7:08 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968580 by MrOspital
There's a box 35755 named PV in Jordan Valley. http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=29228
Msg: 968585
QueenMother'n'CloudWalker Subject: Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Author: QueenMother'n'CloudWalkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 21, 2018 8:50 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968580 by MrOspital
It looks like your route takes you very close to Ontario Oregon? There are 4 driveby boxes there, found in 2018.
Msg: 968667
MrOspital Subject: Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Author: MrOspitalProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 24, 2018 11:40 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968580 by MrOspital
Thank you both for responding! Just got one in Ontario.
Yay!
Msg: 968783
QueenMother'n'CloudWalker Subject: Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Author: QueenMother'n'CloudWalkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 8:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968667 by MrOspital
That's great! Thanks for letting us know :) Happy Trails to you!
Msg: 969007
dancingpecan Subject: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 6:33 AM
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As many of you may know, WavesandWaterfalls was in an accident a few months back. She asked if I could help with her Box of the Month until she was able to do so herself again. I will be pulling the November stamp sometime this week and replacing it with a new one for December. I can't update the box listing, but I will comment on this board after I replace it.

dp
Msg: 969101
Maiden Subject: Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 5, 2018 3:58 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969007 by dancingpecan
Thank you for doing that!
Msg: 969119
dancingpecan Subject: Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 5, 2018 10:00 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969007 by dancingpecan
Well, I spoke too soon. WavesandWaterfalls was able to get over there today and replace the stamp herself. Hurrah, she's on the mend.

dp
Msg: 969127
dancingpecan Subject: Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 6:28 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969101 by Maiden
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I was happy to. I was able to do the November one for her, and would have done December if she'd needed. Fortunately she's on the mend, and didn't need it. I'm sure that, had the situation been reversed, she would have done the same for me. It's the great thing about pretty much all the letterboxers I've met, that sense of community.
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