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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
Stone Mountain Gathering
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 10, 2005 8:36am
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Hi everybody and I must say what a wonderful time I had seeing you all again!!! Hey! The kat came back!!!!
I want to thank Mark for letting me know that the gathering was going on, first of all, and insisting that I show up! Yes, I have been slack at getting back on and keeping up with the posts/news and such. Shame on me! But I promise that I will try to do better in the future because seeing all you wonderful folks again AND some new ones just made me realize how fortunate I am of being even a small part of such a great group of people!! I also want to thank those that put all of this together! Wow! What a fantastic job!! I know Cherokee Rose must have been the ring leader here! Kudos to CR and to all of those that helped her out in providing such a wonderful event!
Thanks to all of you for your friendship and making me dust off my boxing bag again!!
The fever is officially back!
Hope to see you all again very soon.
Alleykat
Re: Stone Mountain Gathering
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #6032 by AlleyKat
Jul 10, 2005 9:29am
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It was such a nice surprise to see you, AlleyKat! Thanks for coming to say hello!

Welcome back!
Amyrica
Re: Stone Mountain Gathering
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #6032 by AlleyKat
Jul 10, 2005 2:55pm
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I'm glad I got to meet you there AlleyKat. Hope to see you again sometime. I was showing my kids my exchanges last night and my four-year-old declared that you must be nice since you have a cat as your stamp. (Cats are his current favorite animal.) :-)

Take care,
Knit Wit
SE Gathering Info and Photo Request
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 10, 2005 6:47pm
Greetings, 'boxers!

Hope you all had fun yesterday; I know I did!

FIRST, I would like for all of you to send me your stats for the day:
Pre-event Finds, exchanges, event-finds, and post-event finds. Don't
forget the cooties and fleas or whatever else was floating around out
there. Send them OFF-LIST to lbseweb at yahoo dot com so I can compile
them and put them on the Gathering page on the LbSe Website.

SECOND, I must remind all of you who took photos yesterday, digital or
film, of the Kodak EasyShare Gallery that I set up to accompany the
LbSe Website. You can send the photos you have (right from the camera,
no need to enhance or touch-up) to me at lbseweb at yahoo dot com and
I will upload them to the Gallery.

THIS will give everyone the opportunity to get professionally-printed
photos (even enlargements!) at some pretty decent prices! I actually
have "10 FREE PRINTS" credited to the account, so SEND THE PHOTOS!

A link to the Gallery will appear on the Gathering page on the LbSe
Website.

WebSpinner
Save the date- Oct 22nd NC Gathering
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 13, 2005 9:31pm
just wanted to let you put it on your calendars as soon as possible...
some of us NC boxers are planning a little "thing" and would like everyone who can to come join us!!

http://www.atlasquest.com/events/event.html?gEventId=79
boring mathematical calculations
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 17, 2005 2:57pm
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I was just messing around with my F counts and came to this conclusion: I have found 99 boxes since May 10th. So that's 99 boxes in 69 days, an average of 1.43 boxes per day. Kinda makes up for that 6 months I took off for this HOUSE, eh? Because my average for the 395 days I've been at this little hobby is a measly .36 boxes per day.

Alright, I have to go do something constructive now.

VictoriAnna the easily distracted
Re: boring mathematical calculations
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #6373 by VictoriAnna
Jul 17, 2005 3:17pm
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Quote I have found 99 boxes since May 10th. So that's 99 boxes in 69 days, an average of 1.43 boxes per day.


That's quite an average. And what about the ones you planted since May 10th? We found Mothers Lace Handkerchief today and the stamp is beautiful.
Scooters Mom
Re: boring mathematical calculations
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #6374 by Scooters Mom
Jul 18, 2005 4:32am
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ah...only planted 4 since my comeback...BUT...there are more in the works as we speak... :)

VA
Decatur Boxing
Board: Region: Southeast
Jul 30, 2005 9:19am
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Yesterday was overcast and cooler but not raining so we decided it was good letterboxing weather. We went to Decatur again (last weekend we did the cemetery series) to check out the Indian Symbols in Urban Parks by SePTeMBER. I even packed a picnic lunch for us to eat in one of the parks. We had a good time finding all five boxes in some very nice neighborhood parks. Great job, 5SePTeMBER!
Scooters Mom
Re: Decatur Boxing
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #6723 by Scooters Mom
Jul 30, 2005 11:20am
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Thanks, Scooters' Mom!!! 5 boxes puts you all about Decatur....nice effort!

5SePTeMBER
Re: Decatur Boxing
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #6724 by 5SePTeMBER
Jul 30, 2005 7:17pm
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I found three, but the day I looked for them I realized I'd end up being FF on all and didn't want to be greedy and get all the FF certifs, so left two for someone else! Now I need to find time to go find those last two! A nice series.