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Wisconsin's rock
Board: Rock Stashing
Mar 21, 2009 2:26pm
This morning I stashed my first rock. I actually took paint and a brush into the woods with me. Found a rock cleaned it off with some snow and painted it right there in the woods. I just need to post clues now the will be off of the www.geocities.com/pugnasties site. Oh the fun!!!
Re: What is Rock Stashing?
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #362457 by System
Mar 22, 2009 11:33am
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free rocks

Denver, CO area
Re: What is Rock Stashing?
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #362457 by System
Mar 22, 2009 1:48pm
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No, not really into hunting rocks. Besides the paint would wear off, burn off in a fire also who's gonna lug rocks to hide. Pretty heavy if you ask me.
Re: What is Rock Stashing?
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #366225 by Team Dono
Mar 23, 2009 8:55am
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who's gonna lug rocks to hide.

Just take your paint set in you backpack and hike when you get tired stop sit down find a rock paint it while resting then put it back... Presto you just stashed your first rock!
Re: What is Rock Stashing?
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #366532 by oread
Mar 23, 2009 9:20am
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Heck, no one said you even had to paint it. Just take a picture of a rock on the trail, post some clues and voila, you've stashed a rock.

dancing pecan
wElcome to Rock sTAsHing
Board: Rock Stashing
Apr 2, 2009 8:29am
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Well, I feel that I have not been living up to my responsilbilites here, as a mod. I'd like to take this moment to ask how everyone foundout about rock stashing.
My story: I came across it by accident (very much like my first letterbox - thanks Isoceleces.) I found a rounded, polished rock in the crotch of a tree along a trail and soon found a more - like bread crumbs. Every 'stasher does their thing in their own way, but I feel like this is the original, "old school" method (with the twist of there being multiple stashes on the trail in place of just one.)
Also, I'd like to take a moment to publicly realize the timing of this board may have been bad. It seems that some people thought this was a lead-p by Ryan to some April Fool's joke. Maybe now, with that past, a few more people may join up.
Looking forward to hearing your stories...
G-
Re: Idea for rock stashing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #365501 by muddy paws
Apr 2, 2009 8:38am
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I don't care personally for the idea of painting on rocks. The whole idea, I thought, was to get away from all the plastic and other chemicals. The "sport" was from the beginning "green", and gooD for the Earth. Carving/runes/petroglphs/pictograms sound interesting, though.
PS: For those pAying attention - I have been playing with the idea a letterbox around the Spirit Pond Stone found near present daY Popham Beach (Maine.) The stone is a tablet with 10 lines of engraving that may be Norse. Perhaps a carved rock stash would work here. Or maybe a combo LB/RS.

G-
Re: Idea for rock stashing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #371029 by Giddy
Apr 2, 2009 8:57am
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I don't care personally for the idea of painting on rocks. The whole idea, I thought, was to get away from all the plastic and other chemicals.

Just depends what you paint with. I'm thinking blood would be a good choice, and how creepy cool would that be?! =)

-- Ryan
Re: wElcome to Rock sTAsHing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #371026 by Giddy
Apr 2, 2009 11:37am
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Also, I'd like to take a moment to publicly realize the timing of this board may have been bad. It seems that some people thought this was a lead-p by Ryan to some April Fool's joke.

Bah! There was nothing wrong with your timing. Those crazy conspiracy theory nutsos out there who see mischief in every post, clues between every pair of lines, and boxes hidden under every --

... wait... uhh...

*S
Re: wElcome to Rock sTAsHing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #371134 by BrewHiker
Apr 2, 2009 3:20pm
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I planted a hybrid rock stash - letterbox the other day and let my Conservation Commission members know (I work for them). All a bunch of noxers and nashers, every one of them. Anyway, my Chairman is now wondering if rock stashing might lead to people collecting rocks out of the parks.

I recommended he find my hybrid, and the literature in the accompanying letterbox might help clarify the issue. I really don't think it should be an issue.
Re: wElcome to Rock sTAsHing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #371257 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 2, 2009 3:28pm
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wElcome to Rock sTAsHing

Hey, you know what, if you take the capital letters out of this subject heading and mix them up, you can spell EARTH.

OMG, I REALLY DON'T WANT TO COOK DINNER, DO I????
Lateset 'stash
Board: Rock Stashing
Apr 3, 2009 6:04am
Just saw a new 'stash in CT:
http://sheltontrails.blogspot.com/2009/04/rec-path-rock-stash.html
Spring is slowly moving North.

G-
thought of this board
Board: Rock Stashing
Apr 20, 2009 6:36pm
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When reading this today

The link should take you to the 4/20/09 comic strip, if not you'll have to enter that in.

pre
Re: thought of this board
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #378265 by preboxed
Apr 21, 2009 5:56am
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That's great. Reminds me of rockhounding with dad along the lakes in MI.

Giddy (who lives in ME now.)
Listing
Board: Rock Stashing
Apr 21, 2009 6:00am
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I am wondering about the best way to list stashes online. There are a couple of small sites out there with clues, but I don't know how much traffic they get. I wanted to do something for Earth Day - either a series, or something involving stashers in many states. Oh - here's an easy find. I'll call it "Third Rock From The Sun." Who gets FF?

G-
Re: Listing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #378408 by Giddy
Apr 21, 2009 6:07am
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Come on Giddy... that's just a teaser!
Re: Listing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #378408 by Giddy
Apr 21, 2009 6:21am
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I am wondering about the best way to list stashes online. There are a couple of small sites out there with clues, but I don't know how much traffic they get.

Why don't you create your own blog site to list your clues to the stashes, then put a link to it on your AQ profile. Then as you add clues, you can mention them on this board and any others where you might discuss rock stashing, and include the link to your blog site or your profile.
......just a thought.
Re: Listing
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #378408 by Giddy
Apr 21, 2009 2:23pm
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I'll call it "Third Rock From The Sun." Who gets FF?

ME!!!

(done in a John Lithgow as Dick Solomon voice)

KuKu
who loves that show
Re: thought of this board
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #378265 by preboxed
Apr 21, 2009 2:24pm
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Great minds think alike!

I read that strip and was thinking of scanning and posting here somehow.

Your link is so much better.

Maybe someday, I'll use rock stashing!

KuKu
stoned face
Board: Rock Stashing
Apr 26, 2009 9:52am
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Hiding a letterbox in conjunction with one of these is what I imagined. I wonder if I could "draw" one. I think it would be so danged cool, so would writing the clues...

pre
Re: stoned face
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #381137 by preboxed
Apr 26, 2009 2:44pm
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Now that....is most definitely rock stashing.

Shiloh
Re: What is Rock Stashing?
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #362457 by System
May 9, 2009 2:38pm
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I am crazy about this idea since we are rock hounds in addition to being letter-boxers. A while back we ended up digging a big hole in the back yard and burying some rocks because we had way too many. Maybe I should reserrect some of them.
Which one of you
Board: Rock Stashing
Jun 5, 2009 2:02pm
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Re: Which one of you
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #398283 by preboxed
Jun 5, 2009 6:20pm
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I just spent about on hour on cakewrecks laughing myself silly. Thanks for posting that, pre!

Tyra, MH
Stashed rocks
Board: Rock Stashing
Dec 9, 2009 12:28pm
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Scientists have proven that rock stashing has been around longer than letterboxing.

http://z.about.com/d/architecture/1/0/F/l/EasterIsland02.jpg

Shiloh
Re: Stashed rocks
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #470233 by shiloh
Dec 9, 2009 1:57pm
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That is absolutely hilarious!!
Re: Stashed rocks
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #470233 by shiloh
Dec 9, 2009 3:20pm
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You're just so clever!

Wendy
Re: Stashed rocks
Board: Rock Stashing
Reply to: #470233 by shiloh
Dec 12, 2009 6:53am
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What a coincidence; I think I heard of a (modern) rock stash right around those parts! Too frozen up here in ME to do much right now. (Can't wait till the end of March.)

Giddy
Oregon?
Board: Rock Stashing
Jun 26, 2012 2:16pm
Are there any rock stashers in Oregon?
I would love to do this!
How and where to put clues?
Board: Rock Stashing
Jun 26, 2012 2:20pm
Where would I put the clue after I write it?
Is there a place for finders to log their finds?