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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.
New Search Adventure
Board: State: New Mexico
Feb 20, 2019 12:37pm
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Dear LBer's,
I'm posting this for our daughter who has a new search adventure perfect for letterboxers.
Are you looking for a new search adventure?
My name is Vicky, and I live in the Phoenix area and am involved in high altitude weather projects. We recently had one of our balloons land about 6 miles south of Ramah, NM. If you are willing to venture out and find it (we have the exact coordinates) we can send you a prepaid FEDEX label for you to send it back to us, and we will send you a small reward for your time and effort. Please contact me at lostweatherballoon@gmail.com if you are interested, or if you know someone else who might be. I can send you the coordinates if you are interested. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Re: New Search Adventure
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #971829 by nedhead
Feb 20, 2019 1:22pm
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You know...I looked into weather balloon flying and tracking and retrieving a few years back. They fly with a GPS unit and some sort of transmitter (ham radio, cell phone, etc) to report their position and altitude. They can reach 100,000 feet and drift downwind for miles depending on the winds aloft.

I would think geocachers would be a better fit to track down something with just a set of coordinates. Also, the last reported position might not be where the payload landed. It is probably the last location received as the package descended below the horizon of whatever was receiving the data.

Still, it sounds like a great challenge and I wish I was closer so that I could participate in the hunt.

Good luck!
Re: New Search Adventure
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #971832 by PI Joe
Feb 20, 2019 2:14pm
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Yes, the geocaching group may be interested, but we are LBers and have found 2 such balloons for our daughter and had a great time. They do satellite tracking so the gps location is within feet of where the balloon actually came down. One was near Corona, New Mexico and the other near Eminence, MO. Great fun!
Re: New Search Adventure
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #971833 by nedhead
Feb 20, 2019 9:57pm
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...and the other near Eminence, MO.

From a Phoenix launchsite?!? Wow! The jet stream must have been cooking that day!

I would love to hear more about your future launches and if any of them head towards central Texas I would love to help track it down.
Wagon Mound box in need of new container
Board: State: New Mexico
May 19, 2019 4:07pm
Can anyone in the northern N.M. area help out ol' Stormcrow? It seems my Wagon Mound box is in desperate need of a new container. Thks!

"Keep it hidden, keep it safe!" sc
Boxing advice needed for Albuquerque area
Board: State: New Mexico
Aug 22, 2019 10:06am
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I plan on being in Albuquerque for a week. Will have some time for boxing. Looking for advice on must see boxes and others in general. Knees keep me from doing boxes over a short walk. Restaurant options and items of interest are also welcome. Will be in the convention center are in the fall. Thanks in advance.
Re: Boxing advice needed for Albuquerque area
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #978686 by IrishRef
Aug 22, 2019 11:49am
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There are a couple of quick and easy boxes by Grumpy Grinch that I enjoyed doing.
Re: Boxing advice needed for Albuquerque area
Board: State: New Mexico
Reply to: #978686 by IrishRef
Aug 24, 2019 10:46am
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I always love boxes by wronghat! Creative carves, often humorous, and usually educational.