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Board: State: North Carolina
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
This message board is open for business! Enjoy!
Amanda from Seattle arrives in NC November 4th!
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 1, 2004 9:30am
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As part of my Southern Letterboxing tour next month, I will be in the Charlotte Area planting some letterboxes and hopefully finding a few boxes! I am up for meeting some local boxers and exchanging signature stamps! Lets plan something.
-Amanda
Re: Amanda from Seattle arrives in NC November 4th!
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #330 by Amanda from Seattle
Nov 3, 2004 8:14pm
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Hi, Amanda.

I can't make it over to Charlotte due to "mommy" duties--kids to pick up from school, etc.--but if you're coming close-ish to Asheville let me know.

Knit Wit (Ginger)
Re: Amanda from Seattle arrives in NC November 4th!
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #403 by knit wit
Nov 4, 2004 10:55am
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I think the fartherest west I will be will be the Hickory area(look for letterbox clues forthcoming)
-Amanda
Bon Jovi on tour in NC! (THE HH)
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 5, 2004 10:11am
The Bon Jovi HH--part of the Great HH race

http://greathhrace.blogspot.com/

Is in NC!! It only takes a beginner to figure out the mystery of where they are located at this moment!

-Amanda from Seattle
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge possibly missing!
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 8, 2004 12:50pm
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Went to Bunker Hill Covered Bridge today and could not find the box. Also a note, the parking lot is officially closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's. But we left our car and walked in, it is such a short walk anyway.

-Amanda from Seattle
the SQUARE letterbox
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 8, 2004 12:51pm
This box could very easily go missing the next time the gardener replants this area in Downtown Statesville, so I recommend that you find it as soon as you can!

--Amanda from Seattle
Bon Jovi
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 9, 2004 5:59pm
Bon Jovi will continue its tour at a new location in NC this weekend. He's moving north.
Re: Bunker Hill Covered Bridge possibly missing!
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #548 by Amanda from Seattle
Nov 10, 2004 4:51am
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We visited this spot over a year ago and could not locate the box either. We believe that the excessive rain from the spring of that year (03) washed it downstream. We contacted the placer with a promise to check on the box, but never got another response. We belive they may be out of the game.

BBB
Re: Amanda from Seattle departs NC
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #422 by Amanda from Seattle
Nov 11, 2004 8:14am
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Well, I had a great visit with my Granny in NC and was able to do a little letterboxing while I was here. Got to meet the 'Boxing Bee Bunch and we had a terrific time talking letterboxing for several hours.

I'll be back in town in the middle of December, so perhaps I can meet some more local letterboxers.

Be sure to check out the MYSTERY boxes in NC!

-Amanda from Seattle
New box planted in Rocky Mount, NC
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 11, 2004 11:51am
It's called the Benvenue Bobcat box.
Bon Jovi HH
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 13, 2004 3:28pm
Bon Jovi Hitchhiker is back on tour in NC!
http://greathhrace.blogspot.com/

He is touring the area where the Dale Earnhardt HH would feel most at home.
Looks like letterboxing was in the news in Cary!
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 24, 2004 2:51pm
Amanda from Seattle in CLT 19-21 for Christmas festivities!
Board: State: North Carolina
Dec 17, 2004 2:51am
Hey there, I'll be in the Charlotte area for Christmas parties with my famly on the 20th. Hope I can get away for a little bit of letterboxing on Sunday or perhaps Tuesday morning before I leave town.

-Amanda
New to letterboxing
Board: State: North Carolina
Jan 3, 2005 4:28pm
Just started this past weekend - curtesy of our unbelievably warm weather. Found one box in Chapel Hill and one in Cary. I would love to get to know others in the triangle area.
McDowell Park LB's
Board: State: North Carolina
Feb 28, 2005 11:58pm
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These Boxes are not listed on Atlas Quest, but I had a great time hunting for them the other day. The log books are really great and the stamps are store-bought, but the trails are interesting. (One of the letterboxes is by an old abandoned outhouse! :-) All in all, a fun day letterboxing.

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: McDowell Park LB's
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #2461 by Amanda from Seattle
Mar 1, 2005 4:40am
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We enjoyed these boxes the other weekend as well and have plans to plant one here in the future. Just finished carving it the other day.

Wish we knew you were in town, we might have been able to get together.

BBB
Re: international training
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #2465 by Boxing Bee Bunch
Mar 1, 2005 11:04am
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I was only in town for USAirways international training (which is an all day thing) and I didn't think I would get time for letterboxing. I got out of class an hour early and had my Mom drive me down to McDowell so I could get the boxes. I was not dressed for hiking! (I was wearing a skirt and nice shoes). It probably would have been hilarious to see me tramping about the trail after those boxes!! I had a ton of red clay mud all over my shoes by the time I was done and I ended up hoofing it barefoot back along the handicapped access trail and the road to the Nature Center!! It took quite a while to clean my shoes! I was also racing against the sun as it was setting and my Mom was convinced that we were going to be stuck inside the park after "dusk"!

We had dinner at Sonny's BBQ on Tivola before she took me back to the airport.


-Amanda
Re: international training
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #2483 by Amanda from Seattle
Mar 1, 2005 1:30pm
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Sounds like you had quite a time! The red clay here is a mess to clean up! I once got locked into Bond Park in Raleigh looking for the Bond, Fred Bond series. It taught me to park outside the park gates if I were to be boxing in a race against daylight. Hope the stamp was worth it! Maybe you should consider bringing a change of shoes with you at all times, LOL.
Re: McDowell LBs and Clay
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #2490 by Penguin Patrol
Mar 2, 2005 7:47am
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We can vouch for the level of clay on your shoes. We visited the park a couple of days after heavy rains as well and felt like we were carrying bricks on the soles of our shoes. If you can picture it we were actually pushing our son in a jogging stroller through all of the trails for box 1 & 2. Needless to say, not an easy task.

BBB
Re: McDowell LBs and Clay
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #2527 by Boxing Bee Bunch
Mar 2, 2005 9:41am
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I can't image a stroller on that Ridge Trail! I was sliding down the side of the gully as it was!! I consider myself lucky that I didn't slide down and really get clay everywhere. I was so happy to get back to that asphalt on the handicapped access trail. That's when I took my shoes off and started the cleaning process. I was still scraping clay off of them in the restroom at Sonny's BBQ!

-Amanda
Sierra Backpacker
Board: State: North Carolina
Mar 19, 2005 4:19pm
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I went to Reedy Creek park and hiked for 2 hours and got 2 letterboxes today (Sierra Backpacker and Stonehouse). I decided not to heed the fact that Boxing Bee Bunch had not posted their box as "kid friendly" and took my 3 boys anyway (6,7, and 9). I told the boys the path was not "stroller friendly" according to the clues so they spent the whole time talking about how each root in the path would fling any baby in a stroller into a tree (and then making splatting noises). They pointed to the paint dots on the trees to indicate the paths and said that was where the baby splatted. They pointed out every "splat" excitedly (it really doesn't take much to entertain them...). The path was also not "kid friendly" (the fact that I had chose to ignore). The kids thought the mud and rough terrain was a great adventure,though. There was a drop off to a creek with a mudslide on the other side at one point. We formed a human chain to help everyone across without flopping in the mud except me. I got everyone over, but they weren't much help in pulling me up the other side! Of course, watching Mom floundering in the mud below them was very funny to them. They begged to take the same path back while I found an alternate route (no doubt hoping to see me in the mud again). I had to admit that it was an adventure. Both stamps were very high quality and well worth it, though (plus the boys should sleep well tonight!).
Re: Sierra Backpacker
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3063 by The Wolf Family
Mar 20, 2005 3:20pm
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We also considered taking a stroller for our 9 month old when planting the box without truely knowing the trail. Thank God we decided not to bring it.

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Reedy Creek on a nice weekend.

BBB
Wilmington Boxes
Board: State: North Carolina
Mar 28, 2005 5:40am
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BBB visited the Wilmington area this past weekend for a boxing adventure. There are quite a few great boxes in the area by noydb, Kilroy, Amanda from Seattle, and others. It made for a great boxing weekend. We would highly recommend a visit. Thanks to all of those who planted and continue to maintain these boxes.

BBB
Re: Wilmington Boxes
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3175 by Boxing Bee Bunch
Mar 28, 2005 6:32am
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Quote BBB visited the Wilmington area this past weekend for a boxing adventure.


Thanks for the recommendation. I've been looking for a new area and will definitely consider this one for this summer!

Oh, and congrats on being the 1,000,000 page viewer BBB!

Thanks,
Mark
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3326 by System
Apr 3, 2005 8:35pm
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Hi,

Since you are from NC, you should follow this board and also the Southeast board. Use this site to find boxes around you. Go to Letterboxes and do a search for Charlotte. You'll find a bunch that way. Also, go to www.letterboxing.org and click on NC for other clues. Finally, join yet another list...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/letterbox-southeast/

and you'll find other clues as well.

For more info on this nutty hobby, click around on this site and read up on the history and techniques to letterboxing, such as how to use a compass, how to carve stamps, getting started with hiding boxes, the varieties of boxes out there, etc. Another good source for info is Silent Doug's site...
http://www.letterboxing.info

There are lots of great boxes in the SE, and some really good people too.

Welcome,
Mark
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3327 by Mark
Apr 4, 2005 4:55am
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Welcome -

We are from Gastonia and have planted a few boxes around NC. We have one in Reedy Creek, Sierra Backpacker. There are a few others in Reddy Creek as well. All of these clues can be found by searching this site.

Let us know if we can be of any help or answer any questions.

BBB
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3329 by Boxing Bee Bunch
Apr 4, 2005 1:39pm
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Welcome to letterboxing! Here at the atlasquest website you can search for letterbox clues by city. At the LBNA website,
www.letterboxing.org you click on the book for clues and it leads you to a map of the USA. Then click on NC and then on the area in NC you are interested in...the clues are arranged by county. Have fun surfing these websites for letterboxing info! There is also going to be a Letterboxing gathering May 21st in Greenville, SC. This would be a great way to meet other letterboxers and see what this hobby is all about.

-Amanda from Seattle (and planter of a few letterboxes in NC) By the way, I can't make the gathering in May, I have to work weekends! bummer!
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3326 by System
Apr 4, 2005 4:41pm
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It looks like you already got some speedy responses from some "veterans". All I can add is "welcome!" I have boxes in Charlotte and Matthews. I use the hobby as a free activity to run the energy out of 3 boys. You just can't beat a free "treasure hunting" hike in the great outdoors for a good night's sleep! My boys loved the Rock house ruins at Reedy Creek. It was fun to pick up some history on it and imagine those that lived there.
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #3339 by The Wolf Family
Apr 4, 2005 5:45pm
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{{I use the hobby as a free activity to run the energy out of 3 boys. You just can't beat a free "treasure hunting" hike in the great outdoors for a good night's sleep!}}

Ditto for part of the reason we letterbox, too! Nothing like taking our two kids on 6 mile hikes hunting for stamps in the woods to get them to fall asleep at night!!! Without letterboxing, I don't think they'd ever fall to sleep!!!

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