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Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 7, 2005 4:53pm
Pictures for our F100 trip have been loaded on the LbSE board. Thanks to Cherokee Rose and Red's Bunch for a great day!
Re: Struck out in Gatlinburg this weekend
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2706 by KitCat
Mar 7, 2005 4:56pm
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Sorry you had bad luck this weekend. Since the Smokies are a Natl. Park, you may be right that the boxes have been confiscated by the Rangers. Technically boxes aren't even supposed to be placed there.

I haven't made it over to Gatlinburg yet even though I live "just over the mountains" in Asheville but I'll bear in mind what you said about the boxes there.

Knit Wit
Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 9, 2005 9:24pm
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So, I have wondered: why are there not more boxes planted in North GA, particularly in the mountains? There are such wonderful hikes up there. . . when I started thinking of planting boxes, I immediately thought of some of our favorite places in North GA. But the fact that there is very little up there now makes me wonder. . . is it simply because no one has had the inclination to plant more boxes there? Or is there a problem with the park system not wanting boxes?

I am still fuzzy on park policy and letterboxing- there are State Parks, National Parks, National Forest, Wildlife Preserves, Wildlife Management Areas, Game Lands. . . the list goes on, and many times one area may hold two or more of these titles. I've heard that National Parks are pretty strictly out-of-bounds, but what about National Forest? I know there is at least one geocache somewhere on a trail where I'd like to plant, since we met some cachers hiking there when we went to scout a location. But I realize it's presence doesn't necessarily mean boxing is "allowed".

Any thoughts on this?? Thanks!
KitCat
new box
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 9, 2005 10:32pm
If ya'll happen to be in North Florida, stop by the Coffee Culture cafe. And see if you can find a book I left there.
Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 9, 2005 11:11pm
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Quote I've heard that National Parks are pretty strictly out-of-bounds, but what about National Forest?


The NPS has absolutely no jurisdiction over national forests so there's no need to fear the NPS in a national forest. I'm not sure if national forest have an official policy or not or if it might vary from forest to forest, but it's definitely not NPS territory. =)

-- Ryan
Dee and Abby
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 10, 2005 5:19am
Please contact me via email for address verification so that I may get a PLB (Music of the 1950's) sent your way. Thank you!

Liz
letterboxer@cox.net
Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 10, 2005 5:21am
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There are not nearly as many letterboxes in the N Ga mountians as there are down here, but there are a decent amount scattered from East to West. Here are all that I know of:

An Excellent Adventure (2)
Hemlock Falls
Moccasin Creek
Panther Creek (2)
TM College Series (2)
TMAC Letterbox
Restless Dreams
Conspicuous In His Absence
and Stormy Skies is pretty much on the border.
There is at least one more Mystery box that I will not list.
Restless Dreams is a mental challenge, but all 4 given options are in the N Ga mountains.

I would agree, there is room for more boxes for sure. Most of the Georgia boxers live near Atlanta, and I doubt any of us get to the mountains as often as we would like. As far as National Forest, I wouldn't worry about that at all. They certainly are not policed like parks, and many people actually live in them. As I understand it, they are protected from clearing live trees, but that is about it. People own land inside National Forest, but I don't think you can buy, or build in them, the owners are grandfathered in. Again, I have not researched this, but it is what I have been told over the years. Please, give us more boxes to hike to!

Eli
Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 10, 2005 5:49am
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Q. why are there not more boxes planted in North GA, particularly in the mountains?

A. I too have thought of this. I actually lived in the mountains for a few years and know of several wonderful places. But, I also know the extensive hiks to get to most of them! And, keeping a proper check on any box I place would require more time than I am willing to give right now. I do have one up there but when my son graduates from college it will be pulled and replanted closer to Atlanta.

The parks service people up there are usually great. They don't usually bother people. But, there is a lot of hunting up there and a lot of bear, deer and other wild life. While the animals are in other places we hide box's at, I am all too knowledgeable with the extent of the bears in the mountains. And, I personally don't want to meet up with them again any time soon!

My humble opinion.

CR
CR new boxes and my loooooooooonnnnnnng lunch break!
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 10, 2005 10:49am
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OK, I get really excited when Cherokee Rose plants a new box because I love the FF gifts that she makes and her stamps are always nice!
So this morning when I saw that she had planted 2 boxes, yesterday... And they're right down the road from my office, I got REALLY excited! Then realized that I didn't have my backpack (ie:logbook, stamp, etc.) :(
So after pondering the idea, I decided that I would drive 18 miles home to get my bag, 18 miles back to the park to get FF on these boxes... Even if I would be late back to work.
When I pulled up to the park I had 25 minutes before I HAD to be back!
I started walking towards the trails and the men working at the park were looking at me strange! Maybe because I am dressed in my office slack, sweater and heels! LOL!
I am running through the mud in heels and when I found the first box it seemed to take me forever to stamp in but I got thru it! The second box however - everything went wrong as to add to my lateness! The wind blew my baggies away (I got them back!) I got mud everywhere and dropped all of my markers! After stamping in I hauled booty back to the car and took my little Miata as fast as it could go to get back to work.
See I knew my boss had a meeting at 1pm and that I need to be here to great them. I have an hour for lunch - I left at 11:40 and didn't get back until 1:15, you do the math!
Anyway I am VERY EXCITED to have gottten FF on these and I will NEVER leave my bag at home again!
Great lunch, thank CR!!

Dee
Carving
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 10, 2005 11:22am
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I just did my first ever attempt at stamp carving! It was fun (now to see if it will turn out right). I THINK it is all carved, although I haven't been able to get ahold of a stamp pad to try it out. After awhile it looked like a lumpy pink pad. I am HOPING it will look like an eagle's head. We will see...

Brook
Re: Carving
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2848 by Brook
Mar 10, 2005 11:25am
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Brook use a marker if you have one. Once I think I am finished - I often get the ink on to see it better and then may need to do a little more.
Dee
Re: Carving
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2848 by Brook
Mar 10, 2005 11:44am
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Quote I THINK it is all carved, although I haven't been able to get ahold of a stamp pad to try it out.


You could do what they did in National Treasure to make an impression when you're lacking an ink pad. Just need a little blood to make it work. ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: Carving
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2850 by Green Tortuga
Mar 10, 2005 11:47am
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Ryan - send us some of yours and we'll use that!
Re: Carving
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2850 by Green Tortuga
Mar 10, 2005 12:03pm
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You could do what they did in National Treasure to make an impression when you're lacking an ink pad. Just need a little blood to make it work. ;o)

-- Ryan


Hmm...now WHERE did I leave that old boxcutter?

Brook
Re: CR new boxes and my loooooooooonnnnnnng lunch break!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2846 by Dee and Abby
Mar 10, 2005 12:16pm
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Quote I decided that I would drive 18 miles home to get my bag, 18 miles back to the park to get FF on these boxes... Even if I would be late back to work.


LOL - this sooo much sounds like something I would do!! Way to go Dee!! Did you have time to clean the mud off your shoes before getting back to work??!!

Maine Mom of 123 Family
Re: CR new boxes and my loooooooooonnnnnnng lunch break!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2855 by She Runs
Mar 10, 2005 12:20pm
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Did you have time to clean the mud off your shoes before getting back to work??!!

NOPE!! I walked into the meeting with my boss and some developers and they HAD to ask! Where did you get all that mud on your shoes??? LOL

Dee
Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 10, 2005 1:02pm
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Way to go, CR! Did you see that your beer box made Mark & Sue Pepe's blog?

Amyrica
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2858 by Amyrica
Mar 10, 2005 1:37pm
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Way to go, CR! Did you see that your beer box made Mark & Sue Pepe's blog?

No, I didn't. What does this mean?

CR
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2862 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 10, 2005 1:51pm
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Quote No, I didn't. What does this mean?


It means you're famous!!!! =)

-- Ryan, glad to help!
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2862 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 10, 2005 2:07pm
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Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2864 by DebBee
Mar 10, 2005 4:15pm
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Ah Ryan,
Another reason to put Mark and Sue's place furhter up on "My Page" !!
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2867 by bzmom
Mar 10, 2005 6:05pm
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Quote Another reason to put Mark and Sue's place furhter up on "My Page" !!


Don't worry--it will be in the next big update. Probably around mid-April, at this point. I'd do it sooner, but I don't like the idea of uploading new code just before leaving for Panama for a couple of weeks because if something goes wrong, it won't be easy for me to fix it out there!

But shortly after getting back, I should have lots of fun new stuff to upload. =)

-- Ryan
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2873 by Green Tortuga
Mar 10, 2005 6:11pm
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But shortly after getting back, I should have lots of fun new stuff to upload. =)


Yippee!! Can't wait!
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2864 by DebBee
Mar 10, 2005 7:45pm
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OK OK,,, I FINALLY saw the page everyone has been talking about! How cool! But why me?!

But, Thanks Mark & Sue for promoting my box.

CR
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2877 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 10, 2005 8:15pm
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Quote How cool! But why me?!


Well, duh! Because you're FAMOUS!!!! ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 10, 2005 9:18pm
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I know there is at least one geocache somewhere on a trail where I'd like to plant, since we met some cachers hiking there when we went to scout a location. But I realize it's presence doesn't necessarily mean boxing is "allowed".


Geocaching polices itself much tighter than letterboxing does. If there is a known rule against geocaching in a certain park, or type of park, then neither the website moderators nor the local associations would allow that cache to be listed, nor remain in place.

That goes double in Georgia, where the local geocachers association polices themselves as strictly as anyone. If there is a geocache along a trail that you're looking at, then it's allowed by that land manager's rules and you can plant there too.
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2858 by Amyrica
Mar 11, 2005 5:03am
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Way to Go CR!!

How does it feel to be famous??

sweetiesmom
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2884 by sweetiesmom
Mar 11, 2005 5:50am
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I must admit it was very cool to open Mark & Sue's page to see my box listed! I would like to thank Mark & Sue for their kind words and promoing my box. I do know it is an honor and for that I am most grateful!

Also, Congratulations go out to Dee and Abby for being the first finders of this box series already! Wow girl you are fast!

Cherokee Rose
Re: Cherokee Rose is famous!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2885 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 11, 2005 5:52am
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"Congratulations go out to Dee and Abby for being the first finders of this box series already! Wow girl you are fast!"

Thanks CR but we weren't about to let one of these crazy folks get FF! LOL

Dee
Thanks CR but we weren't about to let one of these crazy....
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2886 by Dee and Abby
Mar 11, 2005 5:59am
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Oh Oh Wait a minute! Crazy Folks..... hummmmm well it seems to me I heard a story about this little girl driving like a MAD WOMAN to SMYRNA then to MARIETTA and then BACK
to her WORK, being 6 minutes LATE mind you from her LUNCH HOUR, I might add!!! So Miss Dee, are you SURE you want to call these folds crazy!!! LOL LOL HE he.he ;~0 :~)

Now Dee you know I am kidding you. I can do this because I have been in your shoes. LOL.... Remember my story about the Berry box's! LOL>..... ;~)

CR