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Msg: 968538
Subject: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 2:23 PM
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So. This Pig is crazy and is thinking about building their own Mecca. How many stamps would Piggy have to plant in a location to knock Stone Mountain off the list as the place with the highest concentration?

Where would be a good place on the upper east coast with lots of trails and woodland forests for hiding boxes in? I'd be willing to come to your state if the conditions are favorable and make it a destination for our kind.
Msg: 968539
Quarry Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 2:39 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968538 by PiggyJaunt
As a new boxer from Stone Mountain I have to warn you- I have only just started planting, and while I have not planted at Stone Mountain Park- because of its density... I would love an excuse to do so... so I'm gonna take that as a friendly challenge.
Msg: 968540
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 2:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968538 by PiggyJaunt
I’d suggest CT since it already has, I believe, the most boxes per capita/per square foot of all the NE states.

Warrior Woman
right next door in RI
Msg: 968543
Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 2:54 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968540 by Warrior Woman
Yes I love Connecticut, but Stone Mountain is a location, not a state. So I'm looking for a location big enough to handle that kind of density while not being spread out over an entire state :) Any suggestions of parks you think fit the bill?
Msg: 968544
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 3:10 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968543 by PiggyJaunt
I’m flashing back to The Mansfield (CT) Monster Mash of ?? 2004 ?? There were hundreds and hundreds of boxes planted in Mansfield for that event (think on the scale of L&B). I’d be curious to see how many boxes are still there - perhaps a good starting point to build upon.

Warrior Woman
trying
Msg: 968549
Acorns4u Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Acorns4uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 4:21 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968538 by PiggyJaunt
Why not plant in Virginia? Plant them...we will come!
Msg: 968554
airstream dreams Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: airstream dreamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 5:28 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968538 by PiggyJaunt
I agree that Virginia State parks would be an awesome location. The ones in the lower part of VA have very few boxes and most have been abandoned.

The great thing about LBing in VA State parks is that they welcome boxes with no charge to plant them. All you have to do is talk to staff at Park offices and give them a list of where you have planted. (I wish NC state parks felt the same way).

Bear Creek Lake State Park
Holliday lake State Pk
James River State Park
These are close together.
Msg: 968556
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 5:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968544 by Warrior Woman
Welp, I did a quick search of the boxes from Mansfield Monster Mash in 2004 LISTED HERE IN AQ (I did not check lbna) and, ta da! there is a grand total of TWO (2) that are still active.

Warrior Woman
sitting down and shutting up
Msg: 968562
Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: RIclimberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 6:54 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968538 by PiggyJaunt
Fall River, MA. The SE Mass Bioreserve is a 15,000 acre forest with at least a hundred miles of trails. http://www.thetrustees.org/assets/documents/places-to-visit/trailmaps/Bioreserve_trail_map.pdf

If you could get everything planted by late September next year, that would be great! https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4101
Msg: 968563
Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 6:58 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968543 by PiggyJaunt
Yes I love Connecticut, but Stone Mountain is a location, not a state. So I'm looking for a location big enough to handle that kind of density while not being spread out over an entire state :)

If you consider a single box and a 1 ft² area, that is a pretty high density per square foot. It gets twice as high if you plant letterboxes on top of each other.

So, since we don't want this small of an area considered, what do people think should be a reasonable size considered for boxing density. Should it be a minimum area be considered a city or a park? Beware of the "park" thing though because Mill Ends Park is an official park. It is "a small circle 2 ft (0.61 m) across, with a total area of 452 in² (0.292 m²)."

What shall the standard be?
Msg: 968564
wassamatta u Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 7:06 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968563 by Oberon_Kenobi
If you consider a single box and a 1 ft² area, that is a pretty high density per square foot.

Huh, imagine that!
Msg: 968565
Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 7:12 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968564 by wassamatta u
So, how do I arrange to get an area like this? (For statistical purposes only.)
Msg: 968566
wassamatta u Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 7:22 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968565 by Oberon_Kenobi
So, how do I arrange to get an area like this?

Ah, Grasshopper... to achieve such a worthy feat requires the rare combination of stealth, persistence, and thinking outside the box (but just barely outside it).
Msg: 968567
Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2018 7:27 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968566 by wassamatta u
And where do I get those statistics for an area that I want to test?
Msg: 968577
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 21, 2018 2:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968538 by PiggyJaunt
Roughly how many boxes are there at Stone Mountain, and how big is the area?
Msg: 968578
Quarry Subject: Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 21, 2018 4:06 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968577 by Trailhead Tessie
Stone Mountain Park is 3,200 sq acres, about 3,000 of which are accessible. There are currently atleast a hundred active boxes (boxes I have physically touched since 6/18) plus another 250 or so I'm still trying to figure out or in parts of the part that I'm saving for group boxing trips, or that have just confounded me. I'm pretty sure stone mountains claim to highest density was more true ten years ago than it is today- but the density is high enough that I found a handful of boxes before I ever read a single clue...in some parts of the park it's like every 100 yards there is or once was a box.
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