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Re: Portsmouth NH /Southern Maine
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #959734 by IrishRef
May 5, 2018 7:05am
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The Tour the Fort Event is in Kittery this year, the Saturday before Wakeda.
Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Jun 3, 2018 8:22am
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thanks to the folks at Wakeda! We had a fun and relaxing time getting properly inky with friends. Some of the boxes had us on a merry chase... and the few rain bursts didn't stop us. Another job WELL DONE! Wish I hadn't run out of steam... would have liked to catch those night boxes... but my sail was completely without wind by the end of the day!

Thanks again... love getting inky with our over-the-boarder boxing friends!
mud
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960731 by mudflinginfools
Jun 3, 2018 3:52pm
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As always, it was great having you and everyone who attended join us. It was probably our most laid-back, least effort, fewer stamps years EVER, and I was very pleasantly surprised how many people thanked us for that. We were a little worried there wasn't going to be enough to do!

So to everyone who joined us, both new and old Wak-os, thanks for showing up, mingling, helping out and just being YOU - I wouldn't want it any other way, and we wouldn't have all this fun without you! THANK YOU!!! ;)
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960731 by mudflinginfools
Jun 4, 2018 5:25am
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So so soooooo much fun as always. It was nice to both letterbox the day away as well as actually get the chance to hang out with everyone. I can't wait for next year already!

... but, I do admit... I'm at work right now and I'm probably going to fall asleep at any moment. Worth it.
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960761 by Honeychyck
Jun 4, 2018 5:27am
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It was a lot of fun. It was nice to catch up with fellow boxers and to make new friends.
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960763 by Purple Gem and Tou Ron Ron
Jun 4, 2018 7:35am
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Thanks so much for a great weekend. Everyone is so welcoming, as always. Dani would like to say thank you for the little swimming pool, I need to get her her own pool now.

Puggle Mom
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960761 by Honeychyck
Jun 4, 2018 1:50pm
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I have to agree! I so loved having time to box and talk. The food was terrific! I love the little creative surprises. And I must say I got a little nostalgic for some of those cereals I had when I was a child. Thanks to everyone (carvers, food bringers, planters, WOM contributers...), but special thanks to the team that created a fun event even at busy times in their lives! You guys are the best!
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960794 by roo
Jun 4, 2018 3:33pm
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I couldn't be there this year, but I have been in the past, and it was a fun event to attend. The campground is nice and the people that work there are great. I am hoping to attend next year, especially since I have been so busy and have not done much letterboxing in a while. Glad to here that it was a successful event and everyone enjoyed themselves. Looking forward to some of that fun next year!
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960801 by Calamari
Jun 4, 2018 4:21pm
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You’re from Hudson, MA? So am I. I was at Wakeda this past weekend.
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960807 by Purple Gem and Tou Ron Ron
Jun 4, 2018 7:03pm
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Yes, that is where home is, but I am not always "home", and can be away for long periods of time because of work. I was hoping to go again this year but knew it wasn't going to be possible this year. I am hoping to go next year though. Thank you.
Re: Wakeda
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #960731 by mudflinginfools
Jun 5, 2018 1:37pm
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Also enjoyed the atmosphere during my short visit. The straight forward boxing was welcome and relaxing after two days roaming NH and Maine. Got to chat some with a few boxers I had met before. Did get to plant one in Oxford ME and will post the clues shortly.
In search of... desperately seeking :)
Board: Region: Northeast
Jul 2, 2018 1:41pm
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It's time for the OFC Scavenger hunt again... We have managed to find lots of items but need help with a few. If you can help... contact me privately. If you can send them to me - I need them before July 15th and I will return them to you... in person if you'll be at KITES :)

Here's what we're looking for:
vinyl copy of Beach Boys Endless Summer (found)
Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper (found)
An ad from a magazine featuring actress Mandy Moore (found)
The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete guide to Owning and Running America's Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition, March 28, 2011 (found)
An Alf (TV Show) lunch box
Smokey the Bear patch (found)
Fishing license from at least 10 years ago
Roller Skates (found)
a Snakeskin - found thanks
A highway toll ticket that lists destinations and tolls
Three of the 12 Potato Head Kids by Playskool
A new or used plane ticket from BOS to SAN (Logan to San Diego International Airport) (found)
1976 Gerald Ford Campaign button (found)

And these are the ones we can't find :) We've found the other 30 things already :)

Thanks for you help :)

Kathleen
Re: In search of... desperately seeking :)
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #961977 by mudflinginfools
Jul 3, 2018 3:47am
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Forgot one...
A newspaper or Magazine from any of the following years: '53, '58, '59, '60, '66, '67, '72, '79
Re: In search of... desperately seeking :)
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #961977 by mudflinginfools
Jul 3, 2018 5:48am
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I HAD some of these long ago...

Anyway, here's a website with lots of Smokie the Bear Patches: https://www.smokeybeargifts.com/category/Smokey-Woodsy-patches

Lots like fun!
Re: In search of... desperately seeking :)
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Reply to: #961992 by mudflinginfools
Jul 3, 2018 2:32pm
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i have redbook magazine '59 and '58
good housekeeping '66

i can mail them to you tomorrow if interested.

smile
Re: In search of... desperately seeking :)
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #962013 by uneksia
Jul 4, 2018 2:40am
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I only need one of them - that would be great!

I'll PM you my address :)
Re: In search of... desperately seeking :)
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #961977 by mudflinginfools
Jul 10, 2018 1:54pm
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I have a pair of roller skates if you'd still like them! Can swing by with them tomorrow after work (after noontime).

Lemme know

IrishInks
Re: In search of... desperately seeking :)
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #962317 by IrishInks
Jul 11, 2018 3:57am
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thanks but we found our roller skates :)
Snowmobile Trails
Board: Region: Northeast
Jul 28, 2018 8:17am
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Anyone familiar with the potential for summer use of snowmobile trails? I don't actually mean for letterboxing, but just walking? In particular, I'm curious about the snowmobile trails in New Hampshire. Over the years, I've been section hiking the New England Trail starting at Long Island Sound, continuing on through Massachusetts and finishing up on the M-M trail at Mt Monadnock in NH last fall. There's a trail that continues north from there for another 50 miles or so, the Monadnock-Sunapee Trail, ending at Mt. Sunapee. Plan on doing that this fall. Then there's a big loop trail at Mt. Sunapee that heads north for several miles before breaking to the east. From that turn, it's about 20 miles via roads to the Appalachian Trail, which leads to the White Mountains. Twenty miles is a pretty long road walk, but I see there are also official snowmobile trails maintained by local groups, and if they are walkable, that would eliminate most of the road walk. Anyone have any experience with these kinds of trails in summer?
Re: Snowmobile Trails
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #963087 by Trailhead Tessie
Jul 28, 2018 5:54pm
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i am in new hampshire and hike quite a few snowmobile trails during the summer season. i have found them to be well maintained at all times of the year and enjoyable. i also do plant on them.

smile
Re: Snowmobile Trails
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #963112 by uneksia
Jul 29, 2018 4:24am
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Thank you! I also contacted one of the associations that maintain the snowmobile trails I'm interested in, and they got back to me right away. I was told walking on the trails is fine unless the property owner has posted a no trespassing sign, but that most of their trails didn't have that problem.
Soup's On!
Board: Region: Northeast
Oct 7, 2018 12:31pm
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It's our eighth annual Soup's On! Save the date, as always, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Come relax with us before the rush of the holidays. Spend the day boxing on beautiful neighboring farmlands, and then wind up at a soup potluck dinner in the evening (please pack snacks or a light lunch to hold you over 'til late afternoon). The theme this year is Winter.

More details here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3933
Congrats to....
Board: Region: Northeast
Oct 7, 2018 1:16pm
Lundy and Vickster for Box of the Week!!!

Ray and Susan
Happydaze
Re: Soup's On!
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #966486 by nosox
Oct 7, 2018 4:10pm
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I would love to come—and I just signed up—but my attendance depends on when my daughter is coming home from college & whether I’ll have to meet her train...

>Kitkat<
Re: Soup's On!
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Reply to: #966486 by nosox
Oct 7, 2018 5:11pm
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Already have the day requested off! I won't have to leave early this year!!! :)
Boxtoberfest 2018
Board: Region: Northeast
Oct 7, 2018 6:38pm
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I would like to give a HUGE shout out and thanks to Lotus and Celtic Cat for an awesome weekend and event!!!! Camping was so much fun even though we got alittle wet!!! So great to see old friends and make some new friends. Job well done ladies!!!
Re: Boxtoberfest 2018
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Reply to: #966506 by Una Marlee Sue
Oct 8, 2018 6:12am
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We had a fantastic time at our first Boxtoberfest! Everyone was so welcoming and the stamps/clue were fantastic. Perfect number of boxes to still allow time to make new friends, do some exchanges, and just sit and talk for a few minutes. Very excited that we were also able to take advantage of the historical sites while there! That was a wonderful bonus to the weekend - we really enjoyed having that time and experience great places in american history. Thank you!!
Re: Soup's On!
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Reply to: #966499 by TallDave and ThimbeLinda
Oct 8, 2018 6:12am
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YEAH!!
Re: Soup's On!
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Reply to: #966486 by nosox
Oct 10, 2018 2:27pm
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I'm flying up from Florida for it!

Well..... TECHNICALLY, I'm flying up for the week of Thanksgiving since my son has the entire week off from school. However, I paid the extra $150 so I could fly in on Friday night instead of Saturday.

That counts, right?

BB
Acadia - Northeast Harbor Trail Map
Board: Region: Northeast
Oct 22, 2018 2:35pm
Just got back from Bar Harbor/Acadia Nat'l Park, and while there stumbled upon the 2017 Northeast Harbor Trail Map brochure at the Northeast Harbor Golf Course, which has a trailhead right there at the parking lot (hubby golfed while I hiked). These trails are not within the national park boundaries, so it's presumably legal to plant boxes. The map doesn't appear to be online, so I scanned my mangled copy and uploaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2ak2jfw5lgeb1u/northeast%20harbor%20trail%20map%202017%20%282%29.jpg?dl=0

I know of only one box on all these trails, and the trails are gorgeous. All the trail junctions had routered signs with the trail names. All were very well maintained.

I hiked the trail from the golf course to Norumbega (14), and then the Reservoir Trail (6) to the Skiddoo Trail(9) to the Asticou Stream Trail (10) (that one had a box and was gorgeous). That one ends on Route 3 at the Azalea Garden, and a short walk along the sidewalk brings you to the Asticou Terraces and Thuya Garden.