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Msg: 968794
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: 40 for 40 update
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 5:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968792 by Brandy
I’ll be off the Friday after that so that’s when I’ll plan on going
Msg: 968796
Subject: Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Author: Lighthouse FiveProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 6:38 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968753 by R
Yay! This is good to know. We live in Northford, but are unable to make the hike on Saturday, but we will definitely be going soon! We have a series in mind to plant, so maybe this will be the perfect spot.
Msg: 968797
R Subject: Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Author: RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 6:45 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968796 by Lighthouse Five
I'm sure you will enjoy this Preserve. It has interesting features and you are bound to find good hiding places for your boxes. I think it is always an advantage to have boxes close to home so as to keep an eye on them.
Msg: 968803
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 8:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968797 by R
Looking forward to seeing a trail map!
Msg: 968804
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: 40 for 40 update
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 8:24 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968792 by Brandy
I'll be thinking about you while I'm sitting at my desk at work!

We'll probably head out for these the following weekend as long as the clues are published by then.
Msg: 968818
R Subject: Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Author: RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 10:51 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968803 by SherlockMiles
Looking forward to seeing a trail map!

Vicky Harrison drew a very good map when they were sharing the trails with their friends. I believe the NBLCT people are reproducing it. I'll check on that for you.
Msg: 968845
shamrock mom Subject: Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Author: shamrock momProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 3:17 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968753 by R
Nifty! I'm not sure we can make the ribbon cutting ceremony - daughter is in a dance for charity. But LOVE having something to find close by!
Msg: 968851
R Subject: Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Author: RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 6:17 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968845 by shamrock mom
not sure we can make the ribbon cutting ceremony

Don't worry one bit about not making it to the ribbon cutting ceremony. It will be a zoo. What you want is to get on the trails and find my box!! You can enjoy that even better without the crowd! ;)
Msg: 968931
Subject: Re: 40 for 40 update
Author: Teapot and EagleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 10:36 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968792 by Brandy
Monday will mot work for me or Friday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Msg: 969574
Subject: Gizmo's Gift will be visiting CT for the next few weeks
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 21, 2018 3:39 AM
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Msg: 970082
Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: burning feetProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 6, 2019 3:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968614 by Brandy
this was a great series. lots of fun. took some time. is a real hike. many of us have done it before for other boxes. trails are blazed pretty well. I think this was the trail that Rubaduc reblazed once upon a time.
Msg: 970125
Trailhead Tessie Subject: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 7, 2019 1:30 PM
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Is anyone interested in doing CFPA's Blue Trails Challenge? I'm looking for some off-season hiking motivation. They have 200 miles, 400 miles and 800 miles (!). It's not the total mileage you walk, but the miles of trails covered. So if you hike a five-mile section twice, it counts as five miles, not ten. There is no time limit. I'm wondering if anyone else is doing that and if it would be worthwhile carving stamps for the 200 or 400 miles. Maybe 600. I suppose I could carve an 800 one for Wanda and Pete. Anyone else think they're going to do 800 miles?

A lot of the "blue trails" are not actually blazed blue, they are just part of the CFPA system. Such as all the trails at Sleeping Giant (that's 27 miles right there) and Ragged Mtn. If you did the Q-series, that's 20. The T-Series is another 20 or so. Most CT letterboxers probably have logged significant mileage as a byproduct of boxing. Out of curiosity, I added up my mileage, most of it from boxing, and came to 380 miles. A lot more than I expected. I put together a spreadsheet that corresponds with the latest edition of CFPA's walkbook in case anyone wants to use it to calculate mileage. I just had to go through the Walk book page by page to figure it out.

Here's CFPA's description:

Blue Trails Challenge
Hiker on a Blue Trail
Need an excuse to check out a new trail? Looking for a new adventure? The Blue Trails Challenge invites you to discover the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System and do something good for your body and mind! Hike any of the trails in the trail system and accumulate miles and memories as you go. With three challenge categories (200, 400, or 800 miles) you can stitch together a hiking challenge on the trails that is right for you. There’s no time limit, you can complete a challenge category in a single season or across your hiking lifetime. Keep track of your mileage on this log form.

Challenge Categories:
200-miler: CFPA t-shirt

400-miler: CFPA water bottle

800-miler: CFPA fleece vest

If you're new to the trails, the Blue Trails Challenge is a chance to discover the many health benefits of hiking. And if you're already a hiker, it’s another way to keep active and explore new trails outside your immediate region or in different seasons. Hike on your own, with your dog, with family, with friends, or with your hiking/outing club. Pass the word and encourage others to take the challenge! Be inspired by meeting our current 800-Milers!

When you’ve completed a challenge, stop into our office and let us know, sign our logbook, pick up your award and let us take a photo of you with your favorite hiking boots!

Visit our interactive trails map for up-to-date trail information, driving directions to trailheads, and current trail notices.

Share your stories and photos!
Msg: 970127
Subject: Re: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: RIclimberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 7, 2019 3:45 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970125 by Trailhead Tessie
Why does CT have all the cool stuff? It's so close that I could do it, but so far that I end up never going.

(Any point on the RI/CT line is an hour away, I-91 is 2 hours, the NY/CT border is 3-4 hours each way)
Msg: 970150
DevilinDog Subject: Re: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: DevilinDogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 8, 2019 4:16 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970125 by Trailhead Tessie
it sounds so tempting...
but first I would spend forever trying to figure out how many miles I've done already and I may never get out on the trail!
tunxis done
quinnipiac done
mattabassett mostly done
giant done
naugatuck done
regicides done
metecomet not all done yet
Henry Buck! done
hmmm, what else....
I'd love to use your spreadsheet!
Msg: 970154
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 9, 2019 3:52 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970125 by Trailhead Tessie
I was literally just looking at this program again the other day. I really want to do it, but I know I'll always be distracted by non-blue trail boxes, so I just put the papers back into the folder.
Msg: 970157
Subject: Re: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 9, 2019 8:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970125 by Trailhead Tessie
Yes, I have been keeping track of this. I have a Google Sheet.
Msg: 970158
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 9, 2019 8:10 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970154 by SherlockMiles
I have clue piles of paper, years old of places I’ve wanted to get to, some used in Sky challenges over the years, I’m just too lazy to keep track of mileage on trails on top of everything else.
Msg: 970165
Celtic Roots Subject: Re: CT Blue Trails Challenge
Author: Celtic RootsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 9, 2019 3:53 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970125 by Trailhead Tessie
Too much going on for me. Someday after retirement.
Msg: 970170
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 10, 2019 7:27 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968637 by cooledcoyote
At this point, I have my car, I have a dry day, I have my Friday off, so what if it’s freezing! Who’s with he?
Msg: 970180
Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: BetsyLeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 5:11 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970170 by cooledcoyote
Are you really going to brave the elements today ? It's 10 degrees and gusty cold here in central NY. I don't think I'm even going to walk to my mailbox, it's so cold !

If you got out there, I would like to hear about it. :^)
Msg: 970181
R Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 6:28 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970180 by BetsyLee
brave the elements

I can remember the days when I went 'boxing in all kinds of winter weather with the saying, "there is no bad weather, just not dressing right!" Hand warmers, foot warmers!! WHAT was I THINKING?!!! I'm much wiser these days, snug and warm. With memories. LOL
Msg: 970186
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 7:23 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970180 by BetsyLee
Nope, trying next Friday with company, my legs are still trying to get warm after doing errands this morning.
Msg: 970199
MissMoon Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 2:08 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970180 by BetsyLee
I did some cemetery boxes in Connecticut today. Perfect for winter. In and out of the car, getting warmed up and sipping coffee between boxes. Though the coffee didn't stay hot for very long. But still......

It was a beautiful, sunny day.
Msg: 970245
Celtic Roots Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: Celtic RootsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 2:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968614 by Brandy
Heading there tomorrow morning (Sunday) 8:30ish. Not planning on getting them all.
Msg: 970250
Subject: Re: 40 for 40!
Author: Salad RocketProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 6:22 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968614 by Brandy
Just got a hold of this gem in the library. Thanks! I want to try this as soon as I can.
Msg: 970307
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Sleeping Giant State Park
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 14, 2019 10:22 AM
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CT DEEP says Wharton Brook SP has reopened and they expect Sleeping Giant to open back up this spring.
Msg: 970348
shamrock mom Subject: Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Author: shamrock momProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 15, 2019 8:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970307 by Trailhead Tessie
So excited! Will be checking on the WB boxes ASAP!
Msg: 970385
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 17, 2019 5:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970348 by shamrock mom
I was at Kettletown SP recently, which had unbelievable damage from the same storm. The 3-mile Pomperaug-Crest Trail loop had hundreds of blowdowns, all of which had been cleared off of the trails. I mean the full length of the trail was blowdowns, not just patches. The Miller Trail loop to the north fared better, but one section also had severe damage. The good news is that despite the massive tree carnage, I was able to find all seven boxes I was looking for. One I had to crawl into the crown of a fallen tree, but it wasn't that bad. Another I had to step over some limbs. I hope most of the boxes at Sleeping Giant fare as well as the ones at Kettletown. Here's a photo at Kettletown: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DaUw29R4qKP7yiBb6
Msg: 970403
Subject: New Box Posted in Honor of my Father
Author: cowgirl555ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 17, 2019 5:13 PM
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Hello! I just joined AtlasQuest to list a box in honor of my father, my main hiking buddy for my whole life. He actually had an AQ account, papabear24. He passed away in 2017, and this letterbox is full of love and pictures of him hiking with his favorite people.

The box is called Cows on the Regicide, and is near Three Judges Cave at West Rock State Park in New Haven!

For anyone who does find it, it would mean a lot to me to let me know how you enjoyed it as it was his favorite hike and some of his favorite views!
Msg: 970449
SherlockMiles Subject: Wharton Brook
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 19, 2019 1:18 PM
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I was told that Wharton Brook is now open. My sister went hiking there and reported that tree hangers, etc were addressed but minimally. She did not think trying to box there yet would be a good idea.
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