Read Board: Region: Southeast
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. ;)
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.
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???
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.
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!
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
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>
Go to bed! You've got to get up earlier than I do tomorrow! See ya! :-)
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!
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.
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
some of us NC boxers are planning a little "thing" and would like everyone who can to come join us!!
Alright, I have to go do something constructive now.
VictoriAnna the easily distracted
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.
I've put the "amazing race" being planned for the Sunday after the Charlotte, NC "Tarheel Treasure Hunt" gathering (which will be Oct 22nd) up on the events scheduled..... i just need to know how many "teams" i need to plan for.. and how much time those who are staying on Sunday can put into this... (devious plans in the works... MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH)
<div style="width:200px"><img src="http://www.atlasquest.com/images/eventinfo.gif" width="91" height="52" border="0" title="Click here for more event details" alt="" /><br />Click here to see details for<br />Charlotte's Amazing Sunday Drive</div>
I know what you mean. I'll probably have a 3mo 3wk old baby strapped to me (and so far she hates being in a car seat unless the car is moving). Of corse I'd love to letterbox the entire weekend, but half a day on Sunday would be practical. Especially to those who have a long drive home Sunday and work on Monday.
There will be three parts to this event weekend. In case you cant come Saturday, perhaps either Friday or Sunday you can!
1. Friday Dinner (Meet, Greet and Eat) aka "Dinner on the Patio" at a nearby restaurant called Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries. Moderately priced family oriented. see the event page at: http://www.atlasquest.com/events/event.html?gEventId=88
2. Saturday Main Event.... "Tarheel Treasurehunt" gathering/exchanging will start at 9ish until noon at the Shelter we reserved. We will probably ditch the potluck and just have Pizza delivered (1.00 per kid, 2.00 per adult should cover it). We'll have a 50/50 drawing to help with the cost of the shelter. We may have a Compass 101 class if there is any interest. We also may have a handmade log book demo if any interest. After lunch we'll go box box box and box!!! or hang at the shelter and gab.... http://www.atlasquest.com/events/event.html?gEventId=79
3. Sunday Event "Charlotte's Amazing Sunday Drive" our version of the amazing race. Each team will get a clue packet with clues and whatnot for 6 especially planted boxes in and around Charlotte. We will meet at 8:00 at a yet unnamed restaurant for breakfast and at 8:30 each team will receive their clue packets. As the race gets completed...we will meet at a yet unnamed restaurant for lunch, prizes and
goodbyes :( please see http://www.atlasquest.com/events/event.html?gEventId=82
We'd love to have y'all come down/up/over for all or either of these events!!!
The boys have a class at the Peaceful Dragon (just up the road from McDowell) on Saturdays from 12-1:15 so we'll have to leave by 11am and get lunch on the way there. We'll come back later but we won't be there for lunch. Just thought you should know if you are trying to get a head count for pizza.