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Re: FYI-Plant-A-Box Attendees
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4329 by Dee and Abby
May 20, 2005 6:21am
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I would love to go to the zoo. Greenville zoo is small but wonderful, you even get to feed some of the animals!!

jennifer
Re: Dee and Abby--THANK YOU!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4337 by Red
May 20, 2005 6:29am
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Good idea Red! I actually thought about sending her to Amyrica's mom's (in-law?) if possible but it is just to much trouble. When we need to stop to eat Sunday, we would have to do fast food. Bluck!
So she is going to stay behind this time but she will be at Stone Mtn.
I hope shooting T comes anyway!
It's funny that EVERY child could care less about Christopher or myself but when it comes to that dog, she gets ALL the LOVE!!! LOL

Red - are you and Silly going???
Dee
Re: NC permitting
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #3604 by She Runs
May 20, 2005 10:10pm
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I wonder if they're going to try to charge the bears that knock down small trees, or the deer that create their own "highways" through the underbrush and eat the leaves off the trees...?

If I had the money, I'd buy up a whole bunch of cheap acreage and post signs all around the perimeter that said: No Trespassing Unless You're Letterboxing!

;-)
howdy all!
Board: Region: Southeast
May 26, 2005 8:02am
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a week after I came home from vacation, my computer went kaput! so now I'm getting it all back together. hope to box some next week...looking forward to seeing you all at St Mtn!

VA
Re: howdy all!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4447 by VictoriAnna
May 26, 2005 8:08am
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Welcome Home VA!

Dee
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Tick Project
Board: Region: Southeast
May 27, 2005 12:34pm
For those of you who haven't seen this in your local papers:

Georgia Public Health Tick Attach Project

The Georgia Division of Public Health is partnering with the University of Georgia and the Georgia Poison Center to conduct a tick attach study. The study will help identify areas in Georgia where the chances of getting sick from a tick bite are the greatest.

If you find a tick attached to yourself or another person you can call the Georgia Poison Center (404-616-9000 or 800-222-1222) 24/7 for information about tick removal, identification and testing.

The Georgia Poison Center will provide information about how to mail the tick to get it tested when you call. The University of Georgia will test the tick for the bacteria that cause tick-borne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI) and tularemia, depending on the species of tick.

Three weeks after you call the Georgia Poison Center, an expert in tick illness from the Georgia Division of Public Health will call you to ask some questions about exposures to tick habitats and find out if you developed symptoms of tick-borne illness. You will get the results of the tick testing when it is done.

If you would like more information about tick-borne diseases in Georgia, call the Georgia Division of Public Health at 404-657-2588 or visit our website at:

http://www.health.state.ga.us/epi/vbd/tick.asp

(I'd advise everyone to go visit the website whether you want to or not! I found a huge Lone Star tick on me this morning after wandering in the wooded section of our backyard. It wasn't attached, just walking around on me. I flicked it off and captured and enclosed it in a piece of transparent tape.)

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Happy Birthday to me!
Board: Region: Southeast
May 27, 2005 12:50pm

YAY!  I love birthdays!!!

VictoriAnna the young-at-heart

Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
May 31, 2005 9:56am
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In case you hadn't noticed, I just wanted to applaud Mooky & Dipper for being noticed by Mark and Sue Pepe on their high point series!  It is a way cool idea.

Amyrica

Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4538 by Amyrica
May 31, 2005 1:53pm
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Cool ...I'll have to check that out.

We've actually been highpointing for a while. We got MA. RI. ,and CT. this weekend, making it 24 total state highpoints. Now we need to revisit some highpoints so we can continue our series.

Enjoy, Blue Skies,

Mooky & Dipper

Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4550 by Mooky
May 31, 2005 3:09pm
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We got MA. RI. ,and CT. this weekend

We were in that neck of the woods this weekend too!  We were visiting my sister in southeastern CT and were happy to find our first 5 CT letterboxes.  :-)

Amyrica

Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4550 by Mooky
May 31, 2005 4:26pm
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We got MA. RI. ,and CT. this weekend, making it 24 total state highpoints. Now we need to revisit some highpoints so we can continue our series.

What about the high points located in National Parks? Off the top of my head, I can think of at least five state highpoints that would be off limits.

-- Ryan, proud to have beaten you with a letterbox to the high point in Virginia. ;o)
Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4553 by Green Tortuga
May 31, 2005 4:58pm
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What about the high points located in National Parks? Off the top of my head, I can think of at least five state highpoints that would be off limits.

And unless they're very careful, the high point of NC won't keep a letterbox long. The rangers at Mt. Mitchell are most LB-unfriendly.

Knit Wit

Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4557 by knit wit
May 31, 2005 5:18pm
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Perhaps, a box could be placed at the Low Point (away from the ocean) just to get the point across in North Carolina.
Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4553 by Green Tortuga
May 31, 2005 5:56pm
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Why would a national park be "off limits"?

Virginia's highest point was absolutely beautiful.  Did you see any ponies?

Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4560 by speedsquare
May 31, 2005 5:59pm
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When it comes to "unfriendly" high points... We'll need to find the nearest friendly spots to plant LB's. We've already had to improvise with Rhode Island's privately owned highpoint.
Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4561 by Mooky
May 31, 2005 6:18pm
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Why would a national park be "off limits"?

The NPS isn't fond of letterboxes. *shrug*

Virginia's highest point was absolutely beautiful.  Did you see any ponies?

Absolutely! =) But you know, the actual highest point is rather anti-climatic. Just a bunch of trees around blocking the view....

-- Ryan
Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4562 by Mooky
May 31, 2005 6:25pm
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Yep, I was thinking that, too.  Texas and Washington's highest points are both NPS territory.  It'd definitely be interesting to try to plant those LBs--the one in WA would require year round crampons, ice picks and a can of deicer just to open the container once you're there.  ;)

dvn2r ckr

Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4564 by daelphinus
May 31, 2005 6:41pm
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Texas and Washington's highest points are both NPS territory.

So is California, Alaska, and Tennessee. I'm not sure about Colorado, but I have a hunch it might be too. And while Maine's is not in a national park, I'd be completely shocked if they allowed it! They take "leave no trace" more seriously than even national parks to, which I think is commendable.

National parks are bad about building services for visitors which attracts more visitors and damages the environment they want to protect. Baxter SP in Maine is the only place I've ever been where nature comes before people! No paved roads, no running water, no potable water for that matter--it's quite commendable in my book, but for that reason, I'd seriously doubt they'd allow letterboxing. In fact, I hope they don't! =) It's nice that there is a place where people are second class citizens to the environment.

-- Ryan
Re: Mooky & Dipper make the Pepe site
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4561 by Mooky
May 31, 2005 6:48pm
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<> Those danged ponies ate my first aid kit when I was there. I have never forgotten this, and someday will have my revenge. ;-) DebBee
"fluffy" letterboxers...
Board: Region: Southeast
Jun 3, 2005 9:42pm
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I would never make it if all letterboxes were like the ones in Madison County, NC (requires rope and grappling hook!!) and I am glad there are "drive bys", and even those park type boxes that require short hikes, but right now i could never do a 10 mile hike and keep up with a group. 

Are there gonna be any other fluffy boxers at the Stone Mountain gathering???

alysonwonderland

Re: "fluffy" letterboxers...
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4631 by Alyson Wonderland
Jun 4, 2005 10:45am
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I too am a bit of a "fluffy" letterboxer, though I think I'm recovering. I am contemplating putting a box at the end of a 4.8 mile trail; it's the coming back though that would make it difficult. One way to the top of a mountain... Oh, well, coming back would be mostly downhill. ;-)

I'll be at Stone Mtn. too.

Knit Wit

Pine Tree Shilling has finally been replanted!
Board: Region: Southeast
Jun 5, 2005 3:17pm

I finally got out there and replaced the boxes in new hiding spots, hopefully drier this time.  If you've solved the puzzle and are waiting on clues, email me off-list.  If you have been waiting to solve the puzzle...get after it...they're waiting for you!

VictoriAnna

Poole's Mill Covered Bridge
Board: Region: Southeast
Jun 9, 2005 2:03pm
The clue for this box has been altered slightly.  Thanks to all who told me the rotten stump was falling apart.
Re: "fluffy" letterboxers...
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #4631 by Alyson Wonderland
Jun 26, 2005 10:56am
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I'll be there. LOL

I'm a more than a little puffy, not to mention fluffy, but workin' on that. NO WAY I'd survive a 'real hikers' hike right now. Besides which, my husband isn't so much the hikers type and I don't want to discourage him.

I'll be at SE, hopefully really enjoy myself, but won't be hiking up and back down the trail if I hope to avoid a coronary. LOL

Kim
Re: Old link for SC
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #1168 by Mark
Jun 26, 2005 11:09am
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I just found this board and I'm so excited! LOL

This old post doesn't go anywhere, but I'm hungry for anything to do with my state. Can anyone give me a clue? Is this information still available somewhere else? I know this was months and months ago--- you can't blame me for asking in the all-consuming pursuit of that one elusive box I'm missing. <laughing>

GreyCrazy
Smiling Face has been replanted
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 1, 2005 5:35pm
There is no more evidence of homeless or camp-related activity near the hiding spot, so Smiling Face has been replanted. :-)

Amyrica
I *think* we'll be seeing you all at St. Mtn tomorrow!
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 8, 2005 9:54am
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Hooray! It looks like Billy, Simon and I will be able to visit the festivities tomorrow at Stone Mountain. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
Re: I *think* we'll be seeing you all at St. Mtn tomorrow!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #5972 by KitCat
Jul 8, 2005 5:47pm
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How Very Cool! We can't wait to meet everyone! Drive safe and we'll see you @ Stone Mountain!

Cherokee Rose
Re: I *think* we'll be seeing you all at St. Mtn tomorrow!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #5984 by Cherokee Rose
Jul 8, 2005 6:16pm
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CR,

Go to bed! You've got to get up earlier than I do tomorrow! See ya! :-)

Knit Wit
Thank you all!
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 9, 2005 5:06pm
Thanks to all of you who made today's gathering such a wonderful event! You all put in so much effort to make it a special day for those of us not only who live nearby but who drove hundreds of miles to be there.

We had a great time boxing yesterday with Beachcomber,The Hummer and Cimorene, and I enjoyed just hanging out today and exchanging. My wrist hurts from stamping so much! I was sad to have to rush out the way I did, but after all, I did promise the fam that as soon as they showed up again, I was outta there. One sweet little angel even asked for an exchange as I was grabbing up my Tea With Friends stamp to dash to the car and I had to say no...that hurt! I've never turned down an exchange before! :( I feel like a scrooge!! So sorry!!

I do have to say my family has come a long way in a year, and hopefully NEXT year, they will want to stay around the picnic area and play.

Anyway, thanks again to Cherokee Rose, Judith and Dee; my word, that was a lot of work and it was so very much appreciated. I look forward to seeing you all on the trail soon!

VictoriAnna