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Re: It's the weekend
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #965697 by dancingpecan
Sep 23, 2018 10:57pm
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Finished writing up clues for a series planted in Vegas on The Strip this weekend 😀
Re: It's the weekend
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #965775 by Maiden
Sep 24, 2018 6:28am
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Yay for new boxes and new boxers!
Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Board: State: Oregon
Oct 4, 2018 11:42am
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Hi folks,

I checked the etiquette and this post seems ok... I am just so curious why people have found my plants, but no one in PDX has gone to find multiple of my husband's (L'Aquasox - I'm more active on here).

It's the Drunken Dinos "Series" (not a series but individual themed boxes). We are placing them around and in local breweries. I didn't know if it was somehow offensive to people that we are referencing drinking (though in Portland, I feel like most topics aren't off limits), or if it's just luck that people haven't gone to find them...

Anyway, this post is kind of a PLEASE GO LOOK WE LOVE FINDERS!!/Can anyone point me to problems with our box postings that would prevent people from wanting to go? We are newer to planing (within the last year).

Thanks all! Love this community!

LeKiraSox
Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966397 by lekirasox
Oct 4, 2018 12:10pm
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I am no where near Portland, but I’ve been boxing since 2000. I took a look at your plant logbook and here’s what struck me right away:

The majority of the boxes in this series were planted the last week of July. It’s only the first week of October. You need to give it more time. I’ve had boxes out that were unfound for nearly a year. The same goes for the one planted in September.

The only one that has been found - TRex - has a sad face icon next to it. That’s a flag that there is something wrong with your box (wet logbook, cracked case etc). I looked at the find comment on the box and there is no indication of a problem, just the word ‘fun’. When I see a box with that icon, I will search for more active problem free boxes first before even looking at the clues for that particular box. But that’s just me. I would suggest you edit that icon out because it appears to be there in error.

All of the boxes in this series with the exception of the one planted in September - Deinonychus- have the brain mental puzzle icon on it. I can’t do any type of mental puzzle, so I automatically ignore ANY box with that icon (side note - I’m legally blind and must make the most out of my infrequent forays out into the wild, I’m not simply lazy) I took a look at the clues for these boxes, and in my own personal opinion were I the planter, I would not use that icon because even I could figure out your clues, and they were delightful by the way :-)

This is just my one opinion which may or may not reflect the views of others. Also, there is an annual (?) Plant A Beer Day (something like that), a few letterboxing pub crawls, so no worries on the locale of your boxes!

Warrior Woman
for what it’s worth
Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966397 by lekirasox
Oct 4, 2018 12:24pm
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Personally, I do not go out of my way to look for boxes in commercial businesses or libraries unless I know that the staff is aware of the box. I did not look at the clues to your boxes to see if that it the case but it is one thing to consider.

I will go after a box if it is planted outside a business, though.
Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966397 by lekirasox
Oct 5, 2018 8:12am
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I didn't know if it was somehow offensive to people that we are referencing drinking

Most definitely not. A few years back hartwolfzell started Plant a Beer Day to encourage folks to plant at or near a brewery. The event occurs in April and is currently hosted by me and Helms' Flying Adventure.

Can anyone point me to problems with our box postings that would prevent people from wanting to go?

As for me, if I were near Portland, I'd definitely add those boxes to my list to find as I clearly love a good box and beer and also dinosaurs.
Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966421 by Johnsosaurus
Oct 5, 2018 9:57am
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Something else to consider, in a place like the PNW, many letterboxers will get their hiking done during the summer when the weather is good and save boxes that are inside or drive-bys for the rainy winter months. Or at least, I do that. :-)

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966397 by lekirasox
Oct 7, 2018 10:54am
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Definitely not due to drinking. Pub crawls have a long standing tradition in boxing in some parts of the country. Boxing overall has slowed down in the Portland area, so I think some people have gotten out of the habit of looking for new boxes. But, they are on my list as soon as the beginning of the school year crazies settle down some!
Re: Portland OR Dinos unfound!
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Reply to: #966425 by Amanda from Seattle
Oct 7, 2018 10:55am
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Amanda has a great point, as does Warrior Woman. I too have boxes out there that are over a year old with no finds.
Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Oct 8, 2018 2:07pm
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In case you haven't heard, I recently hosted an event called Murder In Sleepy Hollow. The park, though small in nature, was perfect for the event but I feared not the best for all of the plants. So, I pulled those I worried would be found too easily by the muggles and replanted them in Grants Pass.

And they are perfect to get one in the mood for Halloween!

Please leave better than found!

The prisoner: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298293
The skull: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298299
The crow: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298298
The High Constable: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298296
Watch Your Heads: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298292
The Graveyard: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298297
Heads Will Roll: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298294
The Headless Horseman: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298313
Ichabod Crane: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298314
Sleepy Hollow: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298291
The Axe: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298290
The Pickety Witch: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=298301

csk
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
Oct 9, 2018 4:44am
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Now, we need to know when the next event will be!! No pressure. :D
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
Oct 12, 2018 7:00pm
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Now I need to get down south to find them! Thank you for leaving them for us.
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
Oct 16, 2018 7:39am
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One last thing, (hopefully), the order of this list is the order the boxes were planted. So you look for these, print the clues out in this order.

Good luck because the Headless Beast is in a killin' mood.

csk
Shameless Halloween plug
Board: State: Oregon
Oct 30, 2018 7:43pm
Just planted a limited time Halloween microbox here in Portland, and I'll only have it out for the next week so I wanted to bump it if anyone was looking for some festive boxes
It can be a quick drive by if you're short on time, worth a look?

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=299427
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #966551 by Captain Slick Kitty
Nov 8, 2018 8:56am
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I am sorry to have missed this one...and many more in OR over the last couple of years.
"X"
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
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Reply to: #968070 by X Marks The Spot
Nov 8, 2018 9:05am
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X!! We miss you!!!
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968071 by Mu
Nov 8, 2018 8:34pm
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Wish I could hit agree numerous times!
Re: Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow comes to S. Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968126 by SN Bone
Nov 9, 2018 7:19am
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I'd say it again, but he knows I miss him horribly.
Help needed from an Oregon boxer...
Board: State: Oregon
Nov 18, 2018 8:09am
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Hello Oregon Letterboxing Friends,

We find ourselves in an unusual situation right now and we’re hoping someone in Oregon could help us out…

My husband & I planted a box in Seattle, WA called From Georgia With Love. We still don’t know at this point how it was discovered by a non-boxer, but it was. This person thought they were supposed to take the found box & relocate it to continue the game (like we do with hitchhikers). To make a long story short, they actually (mis) planted it in Cascadia State Park in Oregon!

Here’s what we were hoping…if someone was planning on going to this park anytime soon, they could pick up our box and then we would pay to have it shipped back to us. OR, if someone has an idea we haven’t thought of, we’re open to suggestions.

There is a slight glitch one must consider… the box location is at campsite 17 near the picnic table. We were given photos (which we would email), but it sounds like it could be a challenge. So one must put their Letterboxing skills to the test here & as I can see on Atlas Quest, this park is a drive for you local boxers.

Is there anyone up for this challenge to help us out???

Forever indebted,

Bug Food Babe & Phantom Phinder
Re: Help needed from an Oregon boxer...
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968478 by Bug Food Babe
Nov 18, 2018 3:58pm
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I'm willing to make a run up there next weekend
Re: Help needed from an Oregon boxer...
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968484 by Maiden
Nov 18, 2018 4:51pm
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Oh wonderful!!! Thank you! I'll send a private message...
Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Nov 21, 2018 5:44pm
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Any chance you guys know of a box along the route from Idaho to Sacramento? It looks like it goes through Jordan Valley, Danner, Arock, Rome. I did a search but did not find an Oregon box along that route. I am limited because we are driving with the family. Hoping for a drive by so I can at least say I found a box in Oregon.

I’m leaving a box behind in mcCall, Idaho...
Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968580 by MrOspital
Nov 21, 2018 7:08pm
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There's a box 35755 named PV in Jordan Valley. http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=29228
Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968580 by MrOspital
Nov 21, 2018 8:50pm
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It looks like your route takes you very close to Ontario Oregon? There are 4 driveby boxes there, found in 2018.
Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968580 by MrOspital
Nov 24, 2018 11:40am
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Thank you both for responding! Just got one in Ontario.
Yay!
Re: Hoping to find a box in southeast Oregon
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #968667 by MrOspital
Nov 26, 2018 8:34pm
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That's great! Thanks for letting us know :) Happy Trails to you!
WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Board: State: Oregon
Dec 3, 2018 6:33am
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As many of you may know, WavesandWaterfalls was in an accident a few months back. She asked if I could help with her Box of the Month until she was able to do so herself again. I will be pulling the November stamp sometime this week and replacing it with a new one for December. I can't update the box listing, but I will comment on this board after I replace it.

dp
Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #969007 by dancingpecan
Dec 5, 2018 3:58pm
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Thank you for doing that!
Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #969007 by dancingpecan
Dec 5, 2018 10:00pm
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Well, I spoke too soon. WavesandWaterfalls was able to get over there today and replace the stamp herself. Hurrah, she's on the mend.

dp
Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #969101 by Maiden
Dec 6, 2018 6:28am
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I was happy to. I was able to do the November one for her, and would have done December if she'd needed. Fortunately she's on the mend, and didn't need it. I'm sure that, had the situation been reversed, she would have done the same for me. It's the great thing about pretty much all the letterboxers I've met, that sense of community.