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Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- PiggyJaunt
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972896 by PiggyJaunt
Mar 19, 2019 9:22am
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I do not know, PiggyJaunt. I am THIS close to you with thirty-seven, so I might be giving you a run for your money! 😆

I am excited for the patch and determined to get that path tag, too.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 9:52am
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I have to get out & plant my carves!! I have a pile of stamps ready to go, but no time this month to hit the trails. Three stamps are heading an hour or more drive from my home, one is heading out of state, but it's all about the location.

Then there's my re-carves: Two of my older stamps have gone astray - one of which will be a 3rd time!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972896 by PiggyJaunt
Mar 19, 2019 11:49am
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light weight - I planted almost 400 in a weekend ;) lol
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 12:07pm
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I've planted 110, but only around 50 of those are permanent plants.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972910 by Petunia
Mar 19, 2019 12:08pm
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I love hearing everyone's Power Plant challenge updates!! Keep 'em coming! While I've carved more than 300 stamps in the past five months, I'm chagrined to share that I have not planted them (carved for upcoming events). So I suppose I need to get a move on if I want to keep up with all you awesome Power Planters!

If you have not joined the power plant challenge yet - it's not too late. The short version of the challenge is: Plant 10 permanent traditional letterboxes between Nov. 1 and May 1. Send me a message through AQ to let me know you'd like to join in the challenge. Everyone who plants at least 10 boxes will get a Power Plant Patch (they just came in and are awesome). Folks who plant 50 or more will get a Power Plant Pathtag (until we run out)... AND there will be a grand prize winner for the person in the challenge with the most plants.

We'll announce all the winners at GeekFest (everyone is coming to Geekfest, right?!?! If you haven't been to a big big big event - this is THE one to check out!) - and will send out patches/pathtags by snailmail to anyone not able to go to Geekfest. While this started out as a North Carolina challenge - planting is great everywhere - so anyone is welcome to join in.

Sincerely,
Super Hedge Hoggie
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- mudflinginfo
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972919 by mudflinginfools
Mar 19, 2019 12:32pm
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😮😮😮😮 WHOA! 🎉 Yay for all of your hard work! Well, the rest of us may as well congratulate you now. LOL. 👍
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- RIclimber
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972921 by RIclimber
Mar 19, 2019 12:45pm
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That is impressive, too! There are so many boxes up in New England. Maybe I need to journey up there for some adventures. Haha.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 1:58pm
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I'm sitting with only 24 of the boxes planted, and I am aiming for the 50. I have several carved and logbooks ready to go, it's now just getting out and hiding them!
Re: My Subject Not Showing Up
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Reply to: #972887 by Oberon_Kenobi
Mar 19, 2019 1:59pm
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Even the new topic "Hat Day" did not show up; I noticed it in the list of topics. What changed?

"Letterbox Chatter" is not marked as a "Favorite Board" for your account, so it doesn't show up in your "Favorite Board" list (I looked, it isn't).

At some recent point, you must have accidentally taken it off your favorites list. Simply click on the "Heart" icon with the "+" in it, at the bottom of a post, to add the board to your favorites.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972934 by AdventurousAcorn
Mar 19, 2019 1:59pm
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And I get the fun of finding yours!

I’m at 41 planted, and heading out tomorrow to plant more.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972921 by RIclimber
Mar 19, 2019 2:00pm
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I have 53 that are permanent since Dec 1. There are a few still out from the event because they got caught in a few snow storms after the event :)

If it warms up soon... I SO HOPE... I plan on getting about a dozen more to ground by the end date of the challenge...

Of course - about 100 or so temp ones for the event at the end of the month :) Busy, busy, busy
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- Rocklun
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972902 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 2:06pm
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I have heard of snow friendly boxes but do not know what makes them snow friendly.

It means they can still be found even if there is deep snow on the ground. So instead of at the bottom of a tree on the ground, the box would perhaps be hanging from a branch on the tree. Or instead of behind a log on the ground the box would be up on a "wall" of boulders in a niche protected from direct snow that would bury it.
Re: Hat Day!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972875 by Kirbert
Mar 19, 2019 2:39pm
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how do we log boxes using Hat Day?
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972922 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Mar 19, 2019 3:41pm
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I’ve planted 19 across four states since the challenge began. I have a few sets and a bunch of individuals just looking for the right spot. Since I’m currently traveling along the coast, I’ll get a bunch more of my Lighthouses of....series planted as well.

Wish I could make Geekfest, me and the dawgs used to tromp through Ulmstead on a regular basis back when I lived in Cary, way before I boxed.

Plant on fellow boxers, I’ll get to yours eventually!
Re: Hat Day!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972875 by Kirbert
Mar 19, 2019 3:48pm
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I don't even remember the last time I saw a hat day!

While the turtle's away, the moose will play!
Re: Hat Day!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972946 by PeaceLovePiano and Mom
Mar 19, 2019 4:50pm
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“To record a find on an unlisted box, use the Record Find link under the Letterboxes menubar option. Type in the name of the box. The first section will show matches on boxes that are listed on Atlas Quest. If the box isn't there, scroll down past it for a list of matches on boxes that are not listed on Atlas Quest. If you see the box, click it. If not, create a new entry. Premium members will always be able to add finds on unlisted boxes. If you aren't a premium member, the option won't be there—except right now when this theme is up!”
Re: Hat Day!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972958 by Sheba
Mar 19, 2019 6:07pm
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If you aren't a premium member, the option won't be there—except right now when this theme is up!”

Only lasts for one day and doesn't come up very often so if you have boxes to record that are unlisted on this site (such as boxes that are on LBNA) do it today!
Re: My Subject Not Showing Up
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972935 by wassamatta u
Mar 19, 2019 6:24pm
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At some recent point, you must have accidentally taken it off your favorites list. Simply click on the "Heart" icon with the "+" in it, at the bottom of a post, to add the board to your favorites.

That must have been it. I've made it a favorite now. I'll have to wait until someone posts to see if it worked.
Testing
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Mar 19, 2019 6:27pm
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Does it show up?
Re: Testing
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Reply to: #972972 by Wronghat
Mar 19, 2019 6:56pm
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Does it show up?

Yes. Thanks!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- photopam
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972900 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 8:05pm
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I planted 2 and I have 5 more ready to go. Just don’t have a good park/area and probably won’t get a chance to plant soon ( I am on call all this month). But maybe by May. They are NC specific so won’t be planted anywhere else. So they will live here eventually :-)

Ananda from Seattle
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- photopam
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Reply to: #972977 by Amanda from Seattle
Mar 19, 2019 9:18pm
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Ananda from Seattle

Ananda?
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- photopam
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972978 by Mu
Mar 19, 2019 9:56pm
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Oh man, you just made me so hungry. I'm going to have to try that place next time I go to Bill Graham <3
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- photopam
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972979 by kudichan
Mar 19, 2019 10:20pm
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Make sure to stop by Whitechapel also! ;)
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- photopam
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972983 by Mu
Mar 19, 2019 10:34pm
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Yes! I'm really looking forward to going there :D
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- photopam
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972978 by Mu
Mar 20, 2019 4:15am
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Amanda

Next time I am CA I will have to visit this place!!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- MissMoon
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972941 by MissMoon
Mar 20, 2019 4:22am
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Thank you for the explanation, MissMoon. I suspected that it might be something like that but did not know for sure.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Mar 20, 2019 7:58am
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So reading through everyone's responses, all I can say is "WOW!" I have planted 5 boxes. I have more stamps ready to be planted; I just have to find the right areas. I know I'll make the 10 by May, but 50??!! That's a but ambitious for me. Thanks for the challenge!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- Rocklun
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972941 by MissMoon
Mar 20, 2019 9:55am
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I have heard of snow friendly boxes but do not know what makes them snow friendly.

It means they can still be found even if there is deep snow on the ground. So instead of at the bottom of a tree on the ground, the box would perhaps be hanging from a branch on the tree. Or instead of behind a log on the ground the box would be up on a "wall" of boulders in a niche protected from direct snow that would bury it.

Or it means don't plant it up here in Alaska, plant it in Hawaii instead.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going? -- Rocklun
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972941 by MissMoon
Mar 20, 2019 11:37am
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It means they can still be found even if there is deep snow on the ground.

IOW, inside the local library.