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Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #948562 by JampersandJ
Jul 17, 2017 11:27am
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I still remember the cute logbook of your "Apple Pi" HH. Such a fun surprise finding that in a box!🍎
Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #948556 by Penguin_Girl22
Jul 17, 2017 11:35am
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In historical letterboxing (before the internet), hitchhikers were considered as regular letterboxes.
Therefore, they should have logbooks.
just MHO
Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #948562 by JampersandJ
Jul 17, 2017 11:13pm
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When I find a HH with a super large logbook, I double bag it and put it in a cheap Tupperware on top of another letterbox. Though usually, I won't take one that large, so I suspect they sit in letterboxes or drawers for a long time.
Re: HH Logbook or No Logbook?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #948636 by FloridaFour
Jul 18, 2017 12:44pm
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The hides in our area tend to be 3x4 L&L, the little Sistema boxes, Altoid tins, and pouches. I have put larger HH with boxes hidden under lamp skirts, and have moved some via mail and while vacationing to other areas.
Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Jul 26, 2017 6:13pm
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I am of the mind that when launched it is out of my hands. This is one of the things that makes this hobby interesting. Knowing exactly what will happen is boring. So to all of you who agonize over what has happened to a hitchhiker, cootie or flea, because you have stopped getting find notices, just forget about it. By moving on you are opening yourself to a much greater joy! I launched a flea in 2012, and after a few finds it disappeared in 2013. I forgot about it, until today that is, when I received a notice that it had been found again! It took 3 months shy of 4 years for it to rise again. When will it rise again I do not know but I will forget about it for now, and wait for the surprise!
Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #949141 by Don't Panic
Jul 26, 2017 9:51pm
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Great story... You chose your trail name wisely!

;~)
Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #949161 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jul 27, 2017 10:22am
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i agree

launched one hitch hiker about 10 years ago

never heard from anyone that he moved along

but there is ALWAYS hope

DD'
Re: Don't lose hope! and Don't Panic!
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #949141 by Don't Panic
Aug 1, 2017 5:40pm
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Last summer I launched two HH'ers in New Milford CT. That fall, I was informed there was a brush fire at the park & my heart sunk! Turns out, both have been found this spring & the boxes I left them at survived the fire as well!

Now two HH'ers I have left in Knoxville may still be where I left them!
Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Aug 21, 2017 8:58pm
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Found a nice little stamp in a baggie labelled "Hitchhiker - Elvis Lives" without logbook or any other identifying info. Was in Super Secret's Secret! (Box #258914). I'll be leaving it somewhere soon and just wanted it record my find/let the planter know it's still out and about! Any help is much appreciated. :)
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 22, 2017 1:42am
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It is possible that someone put the hitchhiker out there and forgot to list it.
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 22, 2017 3:47am
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when you search, be sure you've selected to search "HH, cooties, etc" (I forgot the exact label) and noit "Traditionals".
ALso try searching only for part of the name.

Its usually a good idea to note the name and owner of an HH when you find one to help in the search on AQ. Sometimes the # is also noted in the log book.
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 22, 2017 4:39am
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If this situation happened to me, I would add a little logbook, with the explanation that I couldn't find any oN-line info on it. At least, that way, future finders can stamp in and see where it's been.

You can record your find on "Hat Day" as an unlisted find. If you become a premium AQ member, you can record it now.

For this particular HH, I also could not find any on-line listing on it here or on LbNA. Seems like the last few visitors to the Secret Box did not do an on-line recording of it (Something I can see as a premium member). Some people did log it in as an unlisted find sometime ago. Unfortunately, there is no way to see who recorded the find, when or where they found it, so this HH's past will remain a bit of a mystery.
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 22, 2017 6:42am
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Here's what came up on a HH search for Elvis:

https://www.atlasquest.com/results.html?typeId=9;name=Elvis
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 25, 2017 2:12pm
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Thanks to everyone's responses. I do think you're right and that it's just an unlisted HH -- I don't think any of the other HH's labeled "Elvis" are it, from what I've seen. I like the suggestion of adding a logbook to it, so it'll at least have some info with it now. Thanks again :)
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 26, 2017 7:02am
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Have you checked on Letterboxing.org? It might be listed there and not on AQ.
Re: Found HH, can't find it's record
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #950376 by neronaut
Aug 26, 2017 11:26am
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It's a long shot, but you could try contacting the last few finders of the box you found the HH in. One of them might know.
To Kill A Mocking Bird
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Sep 15, 2017 7:30am
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found a hitch hiker and want to record the find so the owner can track it like they asked. However the owners name wasn't listed and cant find it in my search here. Any info would help.

Thank you
Re: To Kill A Mocking Bird
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #951305 by Ice Vikings
Sep 15, 2017 8:19am
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maybe this one?

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=275776

I typed in "Mockingbird" as one word and got some hits.
Re: To Kill A Mocking Bird
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #951307 by JampersandJ
Sep 15, 2017 10:44pm
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That is it. Thank you
Lost HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Nov 18, 2017 2:30pm
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I found a HH by the late snowbirds in my shed that I have had for a few years. My daugther just found it while we were looking for our box of Christmas stuff. Is there someone I can mail it to and out it in a box. It is a mounted stamp of a crown and it's called queen for a day. I don't know if it's hand carved or store bought.

Pm me please.

No I will not throw it away.
And I don't see me going letterboxing anytime soon.
Re: Lost HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #953815 by Goofy girl
Nov 18, 2017 3:53pm
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windsurfgator has been planting some of my stamps - maybe a place to start?

Warrior Woman
understands
Re: Lost HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #953815 by Goofy girl
Nov 18, 2017 5:17pm
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We have the Homer Lake HH Hostel where folks bring HHs to trade and then get them moving along. I would be glad to get it going there for you. AQ mail me if you are interested. About 200 HHs have moved throug the Hostel since Stinkerbell and I planted it a few years back.

TeachJR
Re: Lost HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #953815 by Goofy girl
Nov 18, 2017 7:36pm
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Thank you all for the offers I will be sending it along to be found again.

Gg
Little Bud HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Mar 9, 2018 5:36pm
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Placed by Miss Sunshine in "That's A Long Commute" Birmingham, AL
We found 2/17/18 but have not found it listed anywhere.
Any help?
Re: Little Bud HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #957773 by Teapot and Eagle
Mar 9, 2018 6:08pm
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=280154

I just searched "bud" under hitchhikers, and this came up :)
Re: Little Bud HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #957773 by Teapot and Eagle
Mar 10, 2018 4:14am
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That would be my hh. My sister planted that for me on her trip to Louisiana last year. I have changed my trail name since then. I am glad to see it is getting around.
Re: Little Bud HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #957777 by The Beach People
Mar 10, 2018 2:01pm
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Thanks for letting us know. There is no date when it was left nor the box name. Will replant it soon here in CT once enough snow disappears.
Re: Little Bud HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #957780 by Teapot and Eagle
Mar 10, 2018 2:18pm
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It was planted last spring, sometime. Thanks for letting me know.
A Cootie Name & #
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Nov 20, 2018 6:52pm
Hello . .To whom it may concern: there is a Loose Cootie in Michigan! Kinda Cute Nice Green Box small stamp Looks like a Broken Vase?( I'm not sure because there is No information with it!.... I'd like to record it and have a Name,& # fir My log book!.....I'm only asking once then I will Drop the subject.....No one in Michigan had any answers for me in the past 2 weeks!. ... Thanks.... Cross'Family!
LL Bean - Hot Air Balloon HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Feb 1, 2019 7:27pm
Looking for the listing for this colorful HH. I wrote down "Up, Up, and Away" but there are several to choose from on AQ. Thanks.