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Anything along/ near LV strip?
Board: State: Nevada
May 18, 2017 4:59pm
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Hi Nevada Boxers!
I was just trying to figure out how long it's been since we were last in Vegas, so I looked up my old posts, and it was 2010! Wow. We're going to be there again over Memorial weekend, and remembered how much fun we had finding sneaky urban boxes along the strip. I think there were 8-10 of them at the time. I'm not seeing any when I do a search, but maybe there are restrictions I don't meet or some are WOM? If anyone would like to share with me, I'm happy to provide references or learn a secret handshake.
Thanks for any tips,
Monkeys!
Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #945884 by Monkeys!
May 18, 2017 6:16pm
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there are several since 2010. Do not think they have any restrictions on them
Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #945884 by Monkeys!
May 18, 2017 9:46pm
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There are some by FORAYCH. I just found one of his in March.
Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #945897 by storm rider
May 22, 2017 4:51pm
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There are a couple- sadly many that have been planted since our last visit have also been retired. That's how it often goes with urban plants!
Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #945999 by Monkeys!
May 22, 2017 7:04pm
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It's about time you guys resurfaced!!! Boy have we missed you!! Red Rock Canyon and environs have many amazing plants.....
Looking for Cesar
Board: State: Nevada
Jan 19, 2018 2:35am
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I had seen a plant some months back that was hidden inside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. I’ll be going out there in a few weeks and wanted to get this box, it has disappeared from the list, I cannot find it anywhere. Does anyone know what box I am speaking if? It was inside Caesar’s Palace around the statues. Thanks for your help.
Re: Looking for Cesar
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #955665 by DeeCee
Jan 19, 2018 6:30am
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Boxes, even small ones, are very hard to keep alive in Vegas. I have had two boxes at Caesars (#228598 was inside), but they have disappeared. If a more recent one was planted, it would not surprise me at all if it vanished.
Though planting in Vegas is tough, I keep doing so every time I am there...i am a glutton for punishment! 😂
Btw, one of my In My Eyes boxes is alive and in the heart of a casino in Vegas...that one takes cajones to get (and plant!) LOL!
Re: Looking for Cesar
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #955674 by FORAYCH
Jan 19, 2018 11:03am
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that one takes cajones to get

Like I told you before, I'm fairly sure yours are made out of steel!!
Re: Looking for Cesar
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #955674 by FORAYCH
Jan 20, 2018 10:45am
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I’ve planted there but out away from the casinos, it’s out at Springs Preserves, it has lasted 4.5 years—knock on wood.
I’ll look your’s up and see if I’m near by it.
Happy AQversary Trishee!
Board: State: Nevada
Feb 6, 2018 10:08am
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6 years!
Re: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #956583 by MrOspital
Feb 6, 2018 10:27am
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Woohoo!!!
To the best letterbox friend and carver a gal could have!
Hoppy Trails my friend!
SD
Re: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #956583 by MrOspital
Feb 6, 2018 12:13pm
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Happy day!
Re: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #956583 by MrOspital
Feb 6, 2018 4:48pm
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All the best for many more years of boxing adventures.
You are the greatest!!!!
Inviting the neighbors to our Escape Room
Board: State: Nevada
Jul 15, 2018 3:55pm
Cameras clicking as a beautiful, short letterboxer sporting a bicorn hat enters the rooms. The room erupts into shouting voices.

Reporters: Captain Slick Kitty! Captain! Captain Slick Kitty

CSK steps up to the podium. Smiling, she takes a quick drink of water. CSK: Good Morning, Nevada

Reporters laugh. CSK points to the first reporter she sees, she nods her head.

Reporter: Captain Slick Kitty, it's been 3 years since your last event. How do you feel?

A tight but sincere smile blooms on the Captain's face. CSK: Nervous. Extrememly nervous. Lots of moving parts and since we have never done this type of event, extremely nervous.

The room erupts into laughter. Then pointing to a reporter in the back, CSK nods her head.

Reporter: Capt'n! Murder in Sleep Hollow is an escape room event. Can you please elaborate more on that?

Stepping up to the mic, CSK: Sleepy Hollow is a two in one event. It's a competition and a non-competition. It will be a standard letterboxing event for those who wish to simply letterbox and an escape room, in addition to simply letterboxing, for those who wish to compete. It's completely up to those who sign up if they wish to compete. But I highly recommend competing. It will be fun, memorable, and definitely be worth it. We asked for people to sign up as a team of two. Working together as quickly and quietly as possible, they have to unravel the true mystery surrounding the murders of Sleepy Hollow. They will be given an amounted time to "escape". Failure to do so will result in their death. First team to escape with the correct solution, wins.

Suddenly the reporters call out CSK. Pointing, CSK indicated the reporter in the middle.

Reporter: Yes, um, is there anything special that these teams need to do? To compete, I mean?

Nodding, CSK: Yes. If a team wants to compete, they absolutely need to contact us via AQ by between now and August 1stto let us know that they are definitely competing. This is a must. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP! Even if you have told us you are competing, do it again! I can not stress this. Also, if you wish to compete but do not have a partner, please contact us. It's fine if you are your own team but if want us to help you find a partner, we can ask the other single sign ups. Teams also need to bring their own writing utensils. Pad of paper, pens, pencils-whatever works for them. As it's set in 1790, there will be no cell phone use, not that it would help them anyways. I strongly recommend reading everything that has already been provided. While there are NO clues or hints, it does better prepare you for what's in the room.

Continuing CSK: And we do encourage team solidarity. We love seeing matching T-shirts or costumes-festive stuff like that. But it's not required. Also- be advised we will have a Photo Booth for all of the attendees. Yes-a photo booth.

Reporters begin to shout out again. Pointing to a reporter in the front, CSK nods.

Reporter: Okay, escape room, competing teams needs sign up by August 1st. Are there any changes or anything of great significance the event goers need to be aware of.

Smiling CSK: Good question. Thanks for asking. There is a fee change. For the ones who are simply letterboxing, we are asking $5 dollars a person. A awesome event book and clues will be provided to you. For the teams, we are asking $15 per team. Those who compete get a second event logbook and will have get extra stamps associated with the escape room, even if they die in the room. Non-competitors will not have access to the escape room stamps. But your $15 covers all of the letterboxing event, so you will get access to all stamps and both logbooks.

Continuing CSK: Competitors absolutely need to check their AQ mails for any subsequent emails. We will be sending their escape room start time and other vital information to them before the event.

A tall reporter from back shouted: Got any tips or suggestions for the competing teams or participants in general? Should they watch the movie?

Giggling CSK: You mean the "moving play, with an actor named "Johnny" and who lacks depths"?

The room erupts into laughter.

CSK: While it is not necessary, it's still a great movie. It's a fun, family night movie. It will get you in the mood. Obviously we are using this version and not Irving's original version where Ichabod Crane is a school teacher. For good Halloween fun, the book is a wonderful read too.
Continuing CSK: We recommend teams work together as quietly as possible. You don't want to give away a solution that another team can overhear. Also, be prepared to think outside the box to solve what you need to solve. Consider every potential solution for the task before you.

Again from the tall man: What about bribes?

Chuckling, CSK tilts her head. CSK: There will be no need for bribes. Each team will be given the opportunity before they enter the escape room to buy 3 hints for $3. Not after.

Continuing: To sign up and to read everything, click on the link below: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3918. Please remember to send an email to let us know you wish to compete!

Waving her hands, CSK: Thank you for coming. AQ mail me or funny if you have further questions. That is all.

CSK exits stage left to the sounds of cameras clicking.
Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Jul 27, 2018 6:02am
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Hello! I am planning on going to Vegas at the end of August and hoping to plant a box while I am there. I am wondering if anyone knows of good spots on the strip to plant it I will only be there for 3 days not even, and only on the end of Mandalay Bay...also if there are any locals that would be willing to maintain / check it if any issues arrive? Please let me know thanks!
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963036 by jwarzoha
Jul 27, 2018 9:38am
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Not wanting to discourage you, but it looks like this will be your first plant. Having looked for boxes on the Las Vegas strip, I can tell you that it would take a small, very cleverly-disguised box, to survive the crowds, as well as the grounds keepers, at the various casinos. The odds aren’t in your favor in that environment, and even a ‘seasoned boxer’ would find it a challenge to plant a box that lasted through more than a finder or two. Maybe you will discover an out-of-the-way spot where it is well-hidden. Good luck!!
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963044 by Wise Wanderer
Jul 27, 2018 9:46am
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Thanks! I don’t have a lot of time in Vegas so I won’t be able to make it out of the casino. Maybe I’ll make it a one time thing where people will have to meet me I’ll be there for an event.
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
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Reply to: #963044 by Wise Wanderer
Jul 27, 2018 10:56am
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Don't forget all the cameras watching!

I NEVER go to the strip to letterbox. Well, I don't actually box much anymore, just carve. But still, never liked having to be so stealthy. And they always go missing.
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
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Reply to: #963050 by Trishee
Jul 27, 2018 7:09pm
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I am one of the strange ones who regularly put boxes on the Strip :). Nearly all of them disappear at some point, which I expect them to do and am fine with it, but some do last for a while. Putting boxes, typically small ones, under things (magnetic boxes underneath newspaper stands, tiny painted boxes under rocks in a casino display, or pouches under a brick in a walkway in the back of a garden display as examples) can help them last. When planting, think: who might clean this area and how might they do so in a manner the box is found? Cameras are a different story...they are everywhere, so clues that give seekers ideas of how to act to mask their search can help. My Lady Liberty box asked people to fake dropping keys while retrieving the box.
The Strip asks planters and finders to have some openness to courage and risk taking, but as has been said often...not all boxes are for everyone.
If you want a challenge...find my contact lens sized box hidden in the middle of a casino thirty feet from security - it is still there after many years 😀
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
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Reply to: #963062 by FORAYCH
Jul 27, 2018 8:31pm
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One of these days I’ll be brave and go looking for your series. Lady Liberty was beautiful so I know it will be worth it :)
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
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Reply to: #963065 by Trishee
Jul 27, 2018 8:44pm
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A new series will be planted on the Strip in late September. This series, once planted, will give info away as to what my trips to Vegas typically look like. 😀
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963066 by FORAYCH
Jul 27, 2018 9:10pm
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A new series will be planted on the Strip in late September

Woohoo! I'll be there in October with <wedding> bells on ;D
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963062 by FORAYCH
Jul 28, 2018 7:16am
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Do you live in Vegas or visit there often? I’m wondering if maybe you could help me either plant it or help maintain it or help figure out where to plant it I’ll be at MB!
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963078 by jwarzoha
Jul 28, 2018 8:25am
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I only visit on my nearly annual trip with my dad for college football watching/gambling/beer drinking :)

If I remember Mandalay Bay, there are some less than manicured bushes around the complex. You could aim to create a hanging letterbox/pouch (there or tutorials to make these somewhere on Altasquest boards) that would stay within a bush (not on the ground or exterior top or sides of the foliage) that may avoid trimming and be findable for seekers. Either that or think magnetic and small to put it under lamppost bases or metal benches (a bit harder to do while planning from afar for correct size and shape than a pouch/small box for a bush).
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963069 by kudichan
Jul 28, 2018 12:18pm
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Just don’t get any ink on your nice white dress . :-)
Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Board: State: Nevada
Reply to: #963036 by jwarzoha
Jul 28, 2018 7:07pm
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I agree with Foraych .... most boxes on the Vegas Strip don't last very long.
One of my plants is still active ;)
So cal camping event October 2019
Board: State: Nevada
Sep 19, 2018 12:09pm
So cal event
Board: State: Nevada
Oct 18, 2018 12:35pm
Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue, Inviting the Neighbors!!!
Board: State: Nevada
Apr 13, 2019 11:30am
Welcome to Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue!

Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue is located in good ole Lassen County, where we have the forest in HD!!!

This is a good ole fashion camp event over the course of 2 and half day event. There will be singing, hot chocolate, dozens of boxes and a whole lotta stars!

As we are going Into the Woods , be warned, you just never know who you are going to meet…

Cuz, I have seen Stranger Things, mystical creatures and things that go bump in the night out there......

OR who you might save . . . because there's A Beast in the Woods mystery

OR who you might have to ESCAPE from . . . cuz there's a killer on the loose, and you may have to solve the mystery before the killer makes you his last victim and gets away......*

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4169

*The theme for the escape room has been decided. Details will follow.
Camp Gunnakillya~ Friday the 13th Escape Room x-post
Board: State: Nevada
Jul 7, 2019 11:15pm
911 Operator: 9-1-1, what is your emergency?

Caller: (in a whisper) Help!

911 Operator: Hello? Hello? Is someone there?

Caller: (panting voice) I am being chased! Help me!

911 Operator: Who is chasing you? Do they have a weapon?

Caller: I am-I am a Camp Counselor for the Science Is Fun Camp. I am being chased by a monster in a hockey mask. Like, the go-goalie mask thing! Please! Pl-please help me!

911 Operator: Okay, where are you? What is your location?

Caller: I don’t know! I don’t know. The monster killed all the other camp counselors and I just ran into the woods! I am somewhere in Lassen County woods! Ouch-damint! Just find me! Please! Hurry! Find me!

911 Operator: What are you near? Do you see anything? A marker? A sign?

Caller: No . . . No, wait, I see a sign. Roxy Pecomun. I am near Roxy-oh, god! Oh, god! The hockey mask killer has found me! Oh, GOD! There’s a machete covered in blood. It’s in the hockey mask killer’s hands! God, please help-

****************** Line Disconnected **********************

911 Operator: Hello? Hello? Sir? Sir! Are you there?!?!




* * *



Stepping up the podium Captain Slick Kitty, with a forlorn face, turns to the room full of reporters.

“Good Morning,” the captain began. Her voice was solemn.

CLICK,CLICK,CLICK goes the cameras. . . .

“As you have been made aware, on Friday the 13th, someone in a hockey goalie mask attacked four of our local summer camps. We are assembling a series of teams from various law enforcements, the FBI, the US Marshalls, the Lassen County Sheriff’s department, the Susanville Police-“

“Is it true you have a team coming in from California’s Department of State Hospitals?” a rude reporter blurted out.

Captain Slick Kitty’s eyes narrow on the discourteous man.

“It is true-“

Suddenly the room erupts into an uproar. Standing up, reporters began shouting over each other.

Raising her hands, Captain Slick Kitty hisses. “Settle down, now!”

The room comes to slow quiet.

“We have reason to believe that these horrific acts have been committed by one person-one person only and yes, we do believe that this person has escaped from a state mental institution.”

“Does this mean you know who it is?” the same rude reporter demanded, standing up.

“Sir, if you speak out of turn and disrupt me one more time, I will personally toss you out of this room. We have a lot of information to cover and we are taking this heinous situation very seriously. So, if you want to be rude, you can be rude outside! IS that clear?

The insolent reporter sat down.

“Thank you. Now, to be upfront, yes, we do have a lead on who our suspect is. The four camps who were attacked were Science is Fun, Chester Chess Camp, Woodmakers of America and Future Doctors and Dentists . The remaining camps in the area have all be shut down, cancelled for the remaining summer and all the camp counselors have all been safely escorted out of Lassen County.

“I want to be clear on this. There were no children at these camps as all the camps were all set to open on the following Monday. The innocent victims were all camp counselors. However, having said this, there are several camp counselors unaccounted for. We believe that a few of them have scattered, ran off into the forest to hide. We have search teams, like the Lassen County Rescue and Recovery currently scouting the woods, looking for the missing counselors. It seem that it was the attackers intention was to kill. We are not certain if any of the missing counselors have been kidnapped and are being held by the attacker but at this point, we are not willing to rule anything out.”

A reporter from the Lassen County Times raised her hand.

Pointing to her, Captain Slick Kitty nodded her head. “Yes, Besty?”

Standing up, the reporter cleared her throat. “Do you think this has anything to do with the murders of Camp Crystal Lake in 1980?”

Shifting her chin, Captain Slick Kitty, took a deep breath. “While we are not ready to rule anything out, I want to be very clear on this. The murders committed by Pamela Voorhees and subsequently the mystical revived Jason Voorhees were over 39 years ago. Camp Crystal Lake has been abandoned-- left to rust and die, and hopefully fade in the pages of history. And it has remained untouched, rotting for many, many years. Local realtors will not even attempt to sell it.

“Now, getting back to the task at hand, as I was trying to say before, we are assembling teams from various law enforcement agencies. As they are letterboxers, we have no doubt that they are the very best in solving clues and riddles, left behind by this sadistic maniac. On 9/28/19 we believe we will have a small window of opportunity to search the killer's campsite. Getting in and getting out, like we were never there and the killer never knowing what hit them! The goal, of course, would be to solve these clues, determine the killer, save any victims and do it all in 60 minutes or less!”

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4203