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Letterboxing 2018 downs & ups
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 29, 2018 8:23pm
As we think back on this letterboxing year, two thoughts stand out for us. First, the passing of our friend sewsewbizzy, who will never long be far from our minds; and second, Live and Breath XX in Texas. A tribute to sewsewbizzy was given at L&B XX and we came away with one of her stamp (recently replanted at Lake Tahoe.)

AND Kudos again to the Texas crew, renegades and otherwise, for a super special event. It was the highlight of this year and right up there with the best LB experiences that we have had.

DoubleSaj and Old Blue
SSB - gone but not forgotten
Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 31, 2018 6:34am
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I was chatting with a friend a couple of weeks ago, and I mentioned that I have actual letterboxing New Year's resolutions this coming year. Specifically, I have two series mostly ready to go that are sitting at my house. It's time for them to go out into the world.

Does anyone else have some resolutions or goals for 2019?
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969797 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 6:39am
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Last year's resolution was to box in at least one new state. I ended up with three (Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi). My 2019 resolution is the same. 😊
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Reply to: #969797 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 7:46am
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I want to win the power plant challenge ;)
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Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 8:21am
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What's the power plant challenge?
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969802 by Rocklun
Dec 31, 2018 8:28am
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Nov 17, 2018: Power Plant Challenge
Calling all letterboxers: It's time to plant more boxes!

On the looooong ride back from L&B, fellow boxers and I were discussing the future of letterboxing in North Carolina and decided:
1. We want to be able to find more letterboxes in NC
and
2. Newer letterboxers would be attracted to letterboxing if they don't strike out on their first few searches due to older MIA boxes

Therefore - we have created a Power Plant challenge! We challenge all letterboxers to plant 10 traditional boxes in the next six months. Imagine - if even 10 boxers accepted the challenge - that would be 100 new boxes. If 40 boxers did it, 400 new boxes in the state for everyone to enjoy! Even if planting is not your favorite part of letterboxing - the only way to get new boxes (and boxers) is to plant - so let's all plant together!

~ Of course, there are prizes ~
Participants who plant at least ten traditional permanent plants between Nov. 1 and April 30 will receive a Power Planter Patch.
Participants who plant at least 50 traditional permanent plants between Nov. 1 and April 30 will receive a Power Planter Path tag.
There will be special recognition and a grand prize (TBD) for the participant who plants the most traditional permanent plants during this six month period.

~ Quality is important ~
While this is a planting challenge, it's important to still think through your permanent plant - don't just toss boxes out and hope for the best. Plant boxes in locations you would be able to check on, are safe from muggle meddling, and will hopefully be around for quite a while. Drive by, long hike, easy clue, challenging puzzle - and all shapes and sizes of letterboxes in between - those details are up to you. You could do a series or individual boxes. Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.

~ Other details: boxers and boxes everwhere are welcome!
Anyone can participate - even boxers in other states
You can plant anywhere - even other states (letterboxing while traveling is a grand adventure)!

~ OK - you're IN - how to participate:
1. Send me an AQ message to let me know you want to participate! You can contact me at any time during our six month challenge.
2. Plant at least ten boxes (or way more) over the next six months (Nov. 1 through April 30, 2019).
3. We will recognize all participants at the big GeekFest event in Raleigh at the start of May. You do not need to be present to participate (but we know you want to come to this huge event). We will share all the participants who qualify for the patch and pathtag, and announce the grand prize winner. If you are not able to attend GeekFest, we will send you your patch/path tag through snailmail.

Let me know if you have any questions, and plant on, NC! (Super Hedge Hoggie)

Power Plant Challenge brought to you by:
Airstream Dreams
Bluebird
Mouse Nanny
Sudoku Crazy
Super Hedge Hoggie
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 8:57am
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Thank you. I missed this post but already have 4 plants toward that goal!
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 10:22am
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Very interesting, and frankly the kind of external motivation I need to complete my own NY resolution - lol! Am I understanding correctly that this is open to NC letterboxers or out-of-state letterboxers planing in NC? (In other words, someone such as myself - a CO letterboxer planting in CO - wouldn't fit with this challenge?) If my understanding is correct, is it Ok to knock off this idea?
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969806 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 11:43am
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~ Other details: boxers and boxes everywhere are welcome!
Anyone can participate - even boxers in other states
You can plant anywhere - even other states (letterboxing while traveling is a grand adventure)!
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969809 by Road Junkies
Dec 31, 2018 12:03pm
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Thanks... I interpreted that differently.
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 12:05pm
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Please, we don't need more flingers.
Oct 2005 DUNE FLYER
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 31, 2018 12:14pm
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this was our very first plant

and was found again yesterday

over 13 years...original stamp....4th log book

yippee

Dixie Darlin' and Snake Dancer
now in North Carolina
but still have a local friend who will do maintenance for us
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Reply to: #969812 by Kirbert
Dec 31, 2018 12:23pm
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Please, we don't need more flingers.

True, of course, but the call for quality is emphasized so I don't think this event is promoting the indiscriminate spewing of garbage (ISOG)
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Reply to: #969812 by Kirbert
Dec 31, 2018 12:32pm
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Guess you missed this part of the post?

~ Quality is important ~
While this is a planting challenge, it's important to still think through your permanent plant - don't just toss boxes out and hope for the best. Plant boxes in locations you would be able to check on, are safe from muggle meddling, and will hopefully be around for quite a while. Drive by, long hike, easy clue, challenging puzzle - and all shapes and sizes of letterboxes in between - those details are up to you. You could do a series or individual boxes. Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 2:08pm
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Let's see... I'm planting over 400 for Final Flight... How about thatπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 3:00pm
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do they have to be permanent traditional plants? I always do a holiday series in Missouri which is only planted through winter.
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 3:06pm
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I just planted my third one today.

Honestly without the challenge, I don't think I'd push myself to get one out there. I got this one ready with a two day notice.
Re: Oct 2005 DUNE FLYER
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969813 by dixie darlin
Dec 31, 2018 3:46pm
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So cool!
Our first plant has already gone missing.

Here's to many more years for your box!!
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969823 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Dec 31, 2018 4:36pm
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Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.
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Reply to: #969797 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 4:40pm
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I've decided to aim for at least 1 plant each month during 2019. I need some sort of deadline or something to get me moving, too many stamps sitting in a pile (next to the containers so I don't really have an excuse).

I though of inviting others to join me, and was about to post asking for advice for how I could do that (tracker, etc)? - sort of like a letterbox-hiding-support-group. I wasn't aware of the Power Plant Challenge; so glad it was reposted in this thread. Thanks!
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969830 by Bon Echo
Dec 31, 2018 7:20pm
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I though of inviting others to join me, and was about to post asking for advice for how I could do that (tracker, etc)? - sort of like a letterbox-hiding-support-group.

Planting day in West Austin
Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 31, 2018 9:01pm
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Happy 2019 to you! May all your boxing dreams for the next year come true!

FORAYCH - Western Coaster...still in 2018 :)
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969836 by FORAYCH
Dec 31, 2018 9:10pm
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Happy New Year-to-be from the East Coast to you and the folks in the other time zones!

(Hubby and I can't believe we're still awake...)
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Reply to: #969836 by FORAYCH
Dec 31, 2018 9:24pm
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We've been celebrating for two days "Down Under".... Close to 500 boxers from 8 countries NOT including the US....

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!!
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969838 by Public Hand
Dec 31, 2018 10:17pm
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What a wonderful way to celebrate New Year's. I'm sitting here watching Indiana Jones and Zentangling.
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
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Reply to: #969838 by Public Hand
Dec 31, 2018 10:28pm
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We are tremendously jealous, Public Hand. That sounds like quite the gathering!!
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969836 by FORAYCH
Jan 1, 2019 1:10pm
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Happy 2019 to all!!!
Nightboxes - Seeking Owner
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Jan 2, 2019 9:37am
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Hi All -

A while back I hosted a LB event in the metro-Detroit area.

A fellow letterboxer was kind enough to loan me their nightboxes for the event. I need to return them to their rightful owner, but do not remember from whom I borrowed the boxes.

If the owner is still out there and reads this, please PM me and I will get them back to you ASAP.

My sincere apologies for the delay :(

Best,
SunFleur
Re: Nightboxes - Seeking Owner
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969911 by SunFleur
Jan 2, 2019 8:06pm
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Was it TrailTroll?
Re: Only $14.99 per box! (Compass not included)
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Reply to: #652264 by greenmountainhiker
Jan 3, 2019 1:31pm
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It couldn't be better put GMH.!!!!!!!