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Board: State: Alaska
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
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Alaska letterboxing
Board: State: Alaska
Aug 28, 2006 9:50am
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We are going on a 7 day cruise to Alaska September 17-24th.

we will be visiting Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway...

does anyone know of any LB's in these places that are easy to get to from the docks??

Help would be appreciated.... we hate to not find at least one on our trip :)

Team Springamajack
Re: Alaska letterboxing
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #34699 by Team Springamajack
Aug 28, 2006 9:56am
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Alaska Homeschoolmommy would be your insider on this trip~!
Re: Alaska letterboxing
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #34702 by ArborAmour
Aug 28, 2006 9:13pm
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AK Homeschoolmommy might be able to help you, but remember that she lives in Anchorage. Juneau cannot be reached by simply driving there--you've got to get there by plane or boat. Besides that, there is the distance--Skagway, which is the nearest of the three to Anchorage, is 800 miles away; Ketchikan, the farthest away, is over 1000 miles away. People forget that Alaska is so large--if you lay it out over the lower 48 states, it covers about 2/3 of the entirety. (I grew up in interior Alaska, but was able to visit some of the southeast, which is why I'm sounding like such a know-it-all.)

Anyway, I just took a look at the clues listed here on AQ for these cities, and it looks like there is one in Skagway that is listed as "This is an easy walk from the ship docks." Sounds like a sure thing! The name of that one is "Liberty for All."

For the rest, your best bet might be to do a little bit of looking at some of the online maps at Google or Mapquest and compare it to the names of things in the clues. If there's some way that you think I might assist you, too, in addition to whatever help you can get from AK HSM, let me know.
Re: Alaska letterboxing
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #34699 by Team Springamajack
Aug 31, 2006 3:05pm
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Don't know of any LB's, but there is a path up Mount Juneau that I hiked while on a cruise and it would be a great place for planting. You'll have to rely on the kindness of strangers to maintain it, but I'm sure any local boxers would be happy for the new box.
So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Nov 8, 2006 4:40pm
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Oh I wish there were more letterboxers in Alaska, there are a few of us, but it would be like driving to Texas as far flung as we are. Anyone wanna move here?

Sad and lonely in Alaska.

Cause my hubby hates letterboxing.

Alaska HSM
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49029 by Alaska hsm
Nov 8, 2006 4:56pm
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Poor Alaska, HSM, I sorta know how you feel. We are the only ones in town, but we have boxers in neighboring towns at least. Why don't you do like I do and become a letterboxing evangelist. I drive my friends crazy talking about it and carve them personal stamps whether they want them or not. I have converted a few. On All Saint's Day I hid stamps around the house for our friends to find. We had a letterboxing birthday party for my son in June. And I have an agreement with the local Community Center to teach a letterboxing workshop in a couple of months. I'm hoping to get a few newbies going that way. You could talk to your local paper about running an interest story about it (though I haven't had any luck there). And pray :) At least you have the internet community! Can you imagine the loneliness even 20 years ago?

Chin up!
-Murray7
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49042 by Murray Herd
Nov 8, 2006 5:02pm
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I had to laugh when I read this. I have been boxing since Jan of 05. I have done most of these things (with the exception of the newspaper, I'm always a little leery of that). I think that with the help of Colls we kind of started the craze in Spokane, WA. So where I go there I plant.

Alaska HSM
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49048 by Alaska hsm
Nov 8, 2006 5:43pm
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i feel your pain dear heart. there is no one but me here in Kodiak. I have talked about it to anyone who will listen. LOL In fact i have a plan to introduce my Red Hat Ladies to it this month as part of our gathering. I promise this coming spring i will spend a whole week on the mainland searching for your letterboxes. i was coming over last weekend but minus 5 degrees held me off. do you have any indoors? Thankfully we have virtuals. and the whole winter we can carve and make journals and come to this website.
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49029 by Alaska hsm
Nov 8, 2006 6:10pm
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Quote Anyone wanna move here?


YES! I'd love to! Alas, the people who are willing to pay us money to do work for them are here in Florida.

DebBee
Letterboxing in Vacaville-To Deniserows
Board: State: Alaska
Nov 8, 2006 6:24pm
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Hi, Did you come to Vacaville, Ca recently to letterbox and did you sign into my logbooks in Lagoon Valley Park. As per my signature, I'm into red hats, too. Alaska HSM is my daughter.
redhatqueen
Re: Letterboxing in Vacaville-To Deniserows
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49085 by redhatqueen
Nov 10, 2006 10:28am
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Ahoy..yes i did visit your letterboxes. I meant to email you and thank you but i was not at a computer to do that. i got home a week ago and was going to email everybody whose box i found. but you beat me too it. LOL
what a great place to stop. i was on my way to nevada and stopped. i can't believe HSM is your daughter. i love your stamp.
Tell me what you think of this idea.
we are very limited living here in Kodiak Alaska. as you well know from your daughter no one ever hunts here. so i thought for our RED HAT gathering in March i would do a scavanger hunt for letterboxes. My society is RED HAT CHILI PEPPERS
I would mail the first clue to them to go to a bar and have some beverages and at that Bar they get their "journal" i am making especially for this event. The first stamp is "R E D" with a hat. i'm thinking of making 2 stamps. one the letters RED and a hat. THEN THEY GET ANOTHER CLUE TO A RESTAURANT (OOPS CAPS) at the restaurant they get the Stamp letter "H A T" and another hat. maybe some appetizers. then to a coffee place for dessert and the word "C H I L I" and another clue back to the first place so that they will be by thier cars and that stamp would be Letter "P E P P E R S" and yet another hat stamp. I would also take a bunch of photos. on one side of the journal would be a place for the photos and on the other the stamps.

Than i figured at some time in my future i would take all the hat stamps i carved and make a pilgrimage to Hataquarters and visit Queen Ruby. i'm sure somewhere around there i can find a place to do a series. Do you know of anyone who has done something like this for the redhatters?

What do you think? Wanna come and help? I have no exact plans or a time line but some time in the future.
My royal name is Damas Socks Amas
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49077 by DebBee
Nov 10, 2006 10:30am
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ya wanna come visit? you could do all HSM letterboxes and then come over here to this desolat island and do mine. its blowing snow and blizzard conditions right now. wah. the good news is i'm going to carve stamps today.
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49481 by deniserows
Nov 10, 2006 10:34am
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Do you have room for 4...i need a vacation...and learn to carve!
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49482 by keepersofthelight04
Nov 10, 2006 1:48pm
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There is a gathering in June, The 2nd annual midnight sun gathering.
Alaska HSM
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49482 by keepersofthelight04
Nov 10, 2006 3:32pm
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no sorry no room for 4. we do have an empty lot where you could put tents up. we used to have a 6 bedroom 4 bath house but have downsize to a 682 sq ft home. yikes. all my letterboxing stuff is in one drawer 18" x 18" not too mention all my other crafts. ass for the carving issue. i just practice and it seems to be alright. from reading the boards you would think its tough but its not really. however my first ones were crude. just start carving. I find i need real really good natural light. that helps. do come next summer. my friend soen the street has a lovely B & B that can sleep a family fine.
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49516 by Alaska hsm
Nov 10, 2006 6:27pm
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is this the one i missed last year?
State Tree: Sitka Spruce
Board: State: Alaska
Apr 27, 2007 2:12pm
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Anyone want to carve the state tree for one of those Index card postal rings?
You don't have to let go of your stamp, just stamp it on 50- 4 by 6 index cards along with your stamp and a state designation, and you will get a packet back of all the state trees!
Re: State Tree: Sitka Spruce
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #88685 by Dale End Farm
Apr 30, 2007 10:29am
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When does the tree have to be carved?? i could do it.

deniserows
but is into carving these days
hello
Board: State: Alaska
Jul 3, 2007 4:13am
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not many here in AK huh? I searched in Tx where I use to live an there was nothing at all for 100 miles!!! I'm glad we're here in AK. My hubby, our toddler and I just started letterboxing. we have only looked and found 1 so far. I hear there is a lot of geocachers. I dont really like the idea of it, hubby does but we havnet tried it out.
Re: hello
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #105809 by Brown Eyes
Jul 4, 2007 3:14pm
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where in ak are you?
Alaska HSM's Boxes
Board: State: Alaska
Jul 10, 2007 6:50pm
If you are looking for any of Alaska HSM's boxes they are all over on the LBNA site only now. I look forward to meetin anyone who makes it up here. I will be posting this on the washington and traditional boards too.

Alaska HSM
Re: hello
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #106207 by deniserows
Jul 20, 2007 1:06am
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We're in Anchorage.
The Great Mail Race!
Board: State: Alaska
Sep 13, 2007 7:55am
Hello Alaska Letterboxers!
I am Cherokee Rose 2 from Illinois. I am a 4th grade teacher and this year my class is participating in a project called "The Great Mail Race!" We are looking for teachers in every state who would be interested in learning about students in other states through a questionnaire and letter writing experience. If you know of a school in Alaska or a teacher you think might be interested, please email me here at AQ or at kbarnett@glenview34.org.
Thanks so much!
Cherokee Rose 2
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #49029 by Alaska hsm
Oct 9, 2007 12:15pm
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Sad and lonely in Alaska.


Ooohhh! Maybe we can come to Alaska, do some homeschooling (FIELD TRIP!!!) and letterboxing. :-) We've never been to Alaska. My husband just left I.T. to teaching high school Math in a small public school so maybe some summer we can get up there.

My husband isn't as keen on LBing as I am, although he shares what it is with people, but he enjoys the hikes we've found.

Cabin Clan
Re: So Lonely in Alaska
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #139608 by Cabin Clan
Oct 9, 2007 1:34pm
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There are a couple of die hard Letterboxers here..
Anchorage has more than Kodiak. There are now 3 families that box here in Kodiak. WAHOO.
In Anchorage there's a least a dozen. The good thing is in the summer you can box till at least 2am. Really. In Fairbanks you can box all night long. Well maybe not at dawn/dusk which is about 1/2 hour long. But i still think you could find the boxes in that light.

Come on up

deniserows
and loves ALaska
Alaska Calender
Board: State: Alaska
Oct 24, 2007 2:56pm
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Well, everyone else is doing one, so Why not us? Send me your pictures and I will put one together.

Alaska HSM

Remember only Pictures of Alaska :-)
Re: Alaska Calender
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #145652 by Alaska hsm
Oct 24, 2007 5:10pm
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ahoy..i got the pics just shoot mean aqmail with your addy please i must have deleted it

deniserows
in Alaska for 2 more days
Box of the Month
Board: State: Alaska
Feb 27, 2008 8:10am
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Greetings from the northeast corner of the US!

We would like to send a Box of the Month your way. Is there anyone in Alaska who would like to be the proud recipient for a month?

Please let us know.


Ray and Susan
Happydaze
Re: Box of the Month
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #191054 by Happy Daze
Feb 27, 2008 6:32pm
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ME me me pick me

deniserows