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An Unusual Tourist is back!
Board: State: New Mexico
Mar 31, 2016 10:04am
An Unusual Tourist is now planted very close to I-25 in the park in San Antonio. Should be a quick find and a chance to stretch your legs on a long trip. You can stop at the Owl or the Buckhorn for a green chile cheeseburger if you are there at the right time. The produce stand at the corner of Hwy 380 and Hwy 1 has locally grown green chile and other produce, in season.
New clues for Waters at Ojo box
Board: State: New Mexico
Dec 11, 2016 4:03pm
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This box doesn't get much action and several people have had trouble finding it so I moved it (sad, since I loved where it was). But this new spot is a nice little easy stroll through the cottonwoods so check out the new clues and I hope it gets some more visitors now.
Re: New clues for Waters at Ojo box
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #938945 by Astro D
Dec 12, 2016 10:04am
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I've been through there several times but felt it was too complicated and too far into the"bush" ...I. Am a single gal. Going to Alburquerque in Feb and Hope to find it ...(just driving thro)
Boxing in Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Feb 9, 2017 6:04am
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I'll be visiting Santa Fe, next month with my cousins, aunts, and mom.
I'm hoping to get out letterboxing.
Is March a good time to box? Is there any thing I should know about boxing in NM?

Thanks and I can't wait to add another state to my list!
Re: Boxing in Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #941700 by Spartanfans
Feb 9, 2017 2:32pm
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March can be wonderful or miserable--miserable if the big winds decide to blow. Other days you'll have a jacket on in the morning and be down to shorts and tee-shirt in the afternoon.
Cacti are a problem--particularly if you back into a cholla. It has thousands of almost invisible spines that irritate almost like chiggers. Good news is that we don't have chiggers and the mosquitoes won't be out yet.
Altitude can be a problem since Santa Fe is higher even than Denver, so you might want to take things slowly for a couple of days until you acclimate.
Santa Fe has a great bunch of letterboxers in residence so you'll have plenty to keep you occupied: Arnold Ziffel, Lionsmane, Rubberpeace, Astro D.
Re: Boxing in Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #941700 by Spartanfans
Feb 9, 2017 3:00pm
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Yes, the weather in March can be a snowstorm or it can be warm or it can be windy - or maybe even all three in one day!

There are a number of boxes up on Hyde Park Road, but that area will probably still be snowed in. Lots of other boxes in town or close to town. Are your family members boxers, too? Are you interested in hikes or drive-bys or are you mostly interested in boxes near the museums, plaza, etc.? If you won't have much time for boxing, you should still be able to find at least a few boxes. If you have a certain area of town where you want to look for boxes, I might be able to point you to some boxes that would be easy for you to find.

Lots of things to do and see in Santa Fe!
Block print exhibit
Board: State: New Mexico
Feb 19, 2017 4:01pm
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Albuquerque Museum has an exhibit until April dealing with Block Printing in New Mexico--The Art of the Curved Line. It has some wonderful Gustav Baumann prints and the wood blocks and some contemporary work. It did not show people at work creating the wood blocks or the prints themselves--what did they use for magnification?
I'll try to get a stamp planted soon for those who want to see this.

Wronghat
Re: Block print exhibit
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #942041 by Wronghat
Feb 19, 2017 6:33pm
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We had planned to go see this exhibit a few weeks ago, but it turned out that the museum was closed on that day- a Monday. We will try to get down another time before April. Thanks for the heads up and your recommendation. We are fans of Baumann. Looking forward to finding your new letterbox!
Mission Roswell Letter Box
Board: State: New Mexico
Mar 24, 2017 4:34pm
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Hi I'm new here so not sure if this is where I should post directions to finding my boxes.
I planted one in 2006 in Roswell, NM. I hope someone nearby can find it! I was never ever contacted. I believe a long time ago I did post on a letterboxing site but can't seem to find it! Would be thrilled if someone did. Happy Hunting and be safe please.

The directions:
Follow the signs to the Roswell Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Turn left on N. Grand.
Take the first right into the Wool Bowl (football stadium) parking lot.
Park on the far right closest to the field/farthest from the road.
There is a dirt pathway that leads towards the train tracks off of the parking lot.
Follow the pathway to the third largest tree on your right.
There is a sewer pipe sticking out of the ground just before the third tree.
If you go around the pipe, it's easier to get to the trunk of the tree as there are many low lying branches.
Approach the trunk and look up. The letterbox has a pink lid and is located on top of the trunk inside of a ziplock bag.
There is a special first finder prize!
Re: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #943445 by wolfdreamer
Mar 24, 2017 5:26pm
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Hi wolfdreamer,

For people to look for your box, you will need to post an official clue. You do that by scrolling on the word LETTERBOX at the top of this website on the menu bar. Once you do that, you will see several choices, one of which is ADD LETTERBOX. Click on that and then just follow the instructions for adding your clue.

Posting it here will not get it into the database when people search for letterboxes in New Mexico. But if you post it as I noted above, you should be all set.

Good luck. I hope it works out and you get many finders.
Re: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #943445 by wolfdreamer
Mar 24, 2017 5:48pm
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And here's your sign! "Mission Roswell", LbNA # 67202. (From a LbNA search: http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=67202 ).

Now, go find that 'box!

Regards,
Connfederate
Who would go out for it, if I lived closer to GZ. YMMV, and invariably will...
SPOOKtacular event in Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Jun 17, 2017 9:12am
Come and be SPOOKed on September 23rd!
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gEventId=3860
Container Advice for New Mexico?
Board: State: New Mexico
Aug 13, 2017 10:01am
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I'm planning a letterboxing trip through eastern NM (hopefully sometime this fall). I have many plants planned. The stamps are almost all carved and I'm finally ready to start placing everything into containers, but I have no idea what containers to use. What types of containers work well in NM and what kind really do not?
Re: Container Advice for New Mexico?
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #949973 by Quiet Place
Aug 13, 2017 10:58am
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Depends on what part of New Mexico. In the southern parts, like in southern Arizona, the wings on locknlocks will fail fall off due to extreme dry heat. Peanuts butter jars seem to hold p well
Halloween Park + exhibit
Board: State: New Mexico
Oct 21, 2017 9:06am
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Just wanted to let everyone know that many letterboxes from our last 2 Spooktacular events have been relocated and can now be found in a "Halloween Park" near Lamy, NM, which is about 15 miles south of Santa Fe. The boxes which have been relocated are:

Bell Motel: Batter RIP; Posada's Calavera (3)
Astro D: Scary Monster and Super Freak series (2); Bob Bob Bobbin; Day of the Dead: Cancion de Amor; Halloween Carve; I wnt 2 suk yor bl%d
lionsmane: Halloween Icons; Creature Feature (3); It’s Haunted . . .; Roosting; A Little Scare; Double, Double; Something Wicked (2); Araneae; The Headless Horseman

Please see individual clues (they may not all have been redone quite yet) and lionsmane's blog post https://lionsgame.blogspot.com/2017/10/creating-halloween-letterboxing.html for more information!

There are also more Halloween boxes that still remain in the Pueblos del Sol neighborhood, where the last event was held.

And... on another note... a new exhibit called A Mexican Century: Prints from the Taller Grafica Popular just opened in downtown Santa Fe at the NM History Museum. It runs through Feb. 18, 2018. Lots of good woodcuts, linoleum prints, and lithographs - it definitely looks worth checking out.
Re: Halloween Park + exhibit
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #952863 by Astro D
Oct 21, 2017 12:22pm
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I can't wait :)
Re: Halloween Park + exhibit
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #952863 by Astro D
Oct 21, 2017 12:58pm
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Thank you, from those of us who couldn’t be there in September.
Pat
Dog Parks
Board: State: New Mexico
Jan 25, 2018 6:49pm
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Any awesome dog parks in the Santa Fe area? Or dog-friendly body of water?
Re: Dog Parks
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #955964 by Johnsosaurus
Jan 26, 2018 9:40am
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This is New Mexico, so water is pretty scarce. There is a great dog park on the west side of town off of highway 599 near the animal shelter at 100 Caja Del Río Rd. It is several acres and fully fenced. The Frank Ortiz dog park is popular on the north side of town, but I have never been there because it isn’t fenced. There are smaller parks scattered around town, but they aren’t terribly nice. My dog likes them anyway. :)

When are you planning on coming to Santa Fe? Maybe we can get together or have an informal meet and greet.
Re: Dog Parks
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #955996 by ArnoldZiffel
Jan 30, 2018 3:42pm
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I thought that might be the case with the water but it never hurts to ask :) Thanks for the park suggestions, we'll probably end up at the fenced in one. We'll be there in April but unfortunately it's just for a quick day so we likely won't have time for meet and greets.
Re: Dog Parks
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #956260 by Johnsosaurus
Jan 31, 2018 10:14am
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There is a series of two (one might be missing) boxes out by the animal shelter that you could find if you have time. https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=87907

Have a good trip!
Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Jun 22, 2018 7:08am
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Hi friends,
I'll be in Santa fe for a day or so next week, and would love suggestions on a fun lunch place.

I'm not quite sure what all I'll be doing yet, but am hoping to buy a piece of turquoise if I can. And maybe get a box or two. I'll be camping out in Carson NF unless they close that one too.

Any other insider tips to make the most of my visit?

Thanks!

Thanks!
Re: Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #961544 by photopam
Jun 22, 2018 8:10am
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Reach out to Lionsmane.

He lives in Santa Fe and has come to multiple Texas events. He's really nice and probably could provide a great recommendation.
Re: Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #961544 by photopam
Jun 22, 2018 10:36am
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The best place to buy turquoise jewelry. in my opinion, is on the plaza at the Palace of the Governors. Native American vendors have their wares spread out under the portal of the Palace.

There are a few boxes downtown within walking distance from the Plaza: A Pressing Matter (pink diamond) by Astro D, Santa Fe Pastiche by Wronghat, Is She Mary? by rubberpeace, and my My Favorite Swine: Hamm. Not too far out, there are a number of boxes on Museum Hill/ Camino Lejo area. All of the boxes along Hyde Park Road are unavailable due to the forest closure.

There are lots of fun places to eat in Santa Fe. Too many to mention. If you know in what part of town you want to eat, I could make some suggestions. Come to think of it, I would enjoy meeting you for lunch and doing an exchange, if you would like. I could see if other local boxers might be available, too.
Re: Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #961544 by photopam
Jun 22, 2018 3:31pm
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Here is a link to some maps that might help you decided on boxes. Like ArnoldZiffel said the ones along Hyde Park Road are unavailable due to forest closure.
Santa Fe Area Maps and Lists
As for lunch spots, these are some of my favorite places in Santa Fe - Joe's Diner, The Ranch House, Tia Sophia's, La Choza.
And I agree with ArnoldZiffel about getting together if you have time. Just let one of us know. And if you have any other questions, please ask.
Re: Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #961560 by ArnoldZiffel
Jun 22, 2018 5:16pm
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Okay, that sounds great! Thursday will be the best time to meet for lunch. I'll be coming from Carson NF, so let me know when and where to meet you. That would be easiest.

Thanks for all the suggestions. :)
Re: Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #961576 by lionsmane
Jun 22, 2018 5:17pm
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Thank you! I wish i had all week to look for all the boxes there.

Hope to see you again next week.
Visiting Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Aug 7, 2018 6:55am
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Hello Santa Fe:

Will be doing a brief visit in Santa Fe when I will meet with my non-boxer East Coast daughter for a "girlie" long weekend. She is an avid runner and does do extensive daily runs so I will have an hour or two to perhaps do a meet and greet with any local boxers. Will be arriving late afternoon on Saturday, so may have time Sun, Mon, or Tue AM to meet and exchange in Santa Fe if anyone is available.

Wendy (from California)
Re: Visiting Santa Fe
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #963510 by Wendy
Aug 7, 2018 7:22pm
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I would enjoy meeting with you on Sunday or Monday sometime. Maybe in a coffee shop? What part of town are you staying in? Send me a message through AQ.
Re: Mission Roswell Letter Box
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #943445 by wolfdreamer
Aug 27, 2018 8:27am
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I did go look for it in the last year, but it is not there. I live an hour away. If you want to replant it, I can do that for you.