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Re: Why Treasure Hikers Started
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #805634 by Aiphid
Sep 18, 2013 5:44am
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Geocachers are given coordinates to find. What do you set as the starting point for counting miles?

I think this is the key. While I don't doubt that geocachers log some miles while caching, it is possible with bikes and four wheel drive to manage to get yourself to a point where the only walking you do is to find the cache.

Treasure Hikers was set up so that a planter could measure the distance and plan a hike so that finder would reliably be able to count the miles. As others have pointed out, the only rule for the group is that the miles are logged while letterboxing because most coordinators ask the person buying the pathtag to provide the list of boxes that they have found that count toward the mileage.

Knit Wit
Re: Why Treasure Hikers Started
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #805634 by Aiphid
Sep 18, 2013 6:00am
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Geocachers are given coordinates to find. What do you set as the starting point for counting miles?

Well that's a fair point. I don't know.

And since this answer is coming from the person who actually administers the Maine program, I guess I know what I need to tell my cousin, who lives in Maine.

Get out and box! ;)

Amy

P.S. I did take him boxing, and he did not enjoy it. I, however, enjoyed finding his geocache. I guess I'm a little more open-minded than some. I also Munzee.
Re: Why Treasure Hikers Started
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #805643 by marrtians
Sep 18, 2013 6:08am
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P.S. I did take him boxing, and he did not enjoy it.

There are tons of different types of letterboxes. Maybe he didn't like the ones that you found together, but would like another type. I know, it's a hard sell after they've tried it once :)
Re: Why Treasure Hikers Started
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #805644 by Aiphid
Sep 18, 2013 6:55am
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There are tons of different types of letterboxes. Maybe he didn't like the ones that you found together, but would like another type. I know, it's a hard sell after they've tried it once :)

He did enjoy sneaking out in the dead of night. And helping us track things down... He lives in Cape Elizabeth and there are several that we have to figure out. He didn't enjoy the Fort Williams Park ones, mostly because the clues were hard to follow and the landmarks had changed.

We'll keep trying. :)
Pathtags.com October Special
Board: Treasure Hikers
Oct 9, 2013 5:52am
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The current special is to wave the $50 setup fee for designs that have expired. So if you're looking to get more pathtags for a design that's expired (i.e., the die was destroyed), now's the time to do it!
Re: Pathtags.com October Special
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #809547 by Aiphid
Oct 9, 2013 5:56am
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Crap. Now I have to make a decision to get more of the old expired design or not!
I was kind of wanting a new one but the funds aren't readily available (nor has my designer created one yet).
Hmmmm...
treasure hikers program in Alaska
Board: Treasure Hikers
Jan 28, 2014 10:37pm
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How do I start one? There isn't one here and I would like a little bit of fun and motivation for all my miles walked!

Anyone have the info?
Re: treasure hikers program in Alaska
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #828190 by KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey
Jan 29, 2014 5:36am
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How do I start one? There isn't one here and I would like a little bit of fun and motivation for all my miles walked!

Here's the Treasure Hiker program info from the help database.

Pathtags are easy to design and order (it's pretty painless), but there is a bit of a startup investment. A starter set with 50 tags costs $116 (100 is $176).
Re: treasure hikers program in Alaska
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #828204 by Aiphid
Jan 29, 2014 10:03am
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I read the FAQ last night, do I keep the rules listed in my profile somewhere? How do I get my state listed?
Re: treasure hikers program in Alaska
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #828280 by KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey
Jan 29, 2014 10:24am
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  • Pick a start date for your state program (probably today)
  • Edit the wiki page to include the state, start date, contact, and available tag(s).
  • Announce on your state board (and maybe a regional one)
  • (Optional) Plan a fund-raiser to get startup capitol to pay for the first set of tags
  • Order some treasure hiker pathtags.
  • Have fun!

Let me know if you want help to edit the wiki. I created the Alaska entry for you, but feel free to change it as necessary.
Re: treasure hikers program in Alaska
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #828281 by Aiphid
Jan 29, 2014 11:46pm
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OOOH! Awesome! Thank you!

I found the edit tag at the bottom. I had no idea there was a page here I could edit! I just added the 25 and 50, everything else was perfect!

I will have to come up with rules and the treasure hiker path tags!! As far as the fundraiser goes, it's just me and a few other boxers here in AK I think. I will have to just foot the bill for the tags I think. But, it'll be fine. I think this will largely be for tourists and deniserows. :D

I am excited about this!
Re: treasure hikers program in Alaska
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #828421 by KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey
Jan 30, 2014 6:10pm
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I will have to come up with rules

No need for that. The rules have already been set and are in Wiki. It makes it consistent and easy for everyone. No need for participants to search for an old post -- just check Wiki. :)

Have fun! I have pathtags in 3 different states now. And my husband has promised a trip to Alaska for our 25th anniversary in a few years so maybe I'll have one from there too some day. :)
Virginia and North Carolina treasure hikers
Board: Treasure Hikers
Jul 9, 2017 8:01am
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Are the va and nc programs still going? We were almost at our goal when we moved away and have the opportunity to finish nc in September!
Re: Virginia and North Carolina treasure hikers
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #948093 by MetalKnit
Jul 9, 2017 9:02am
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I think the NC one might be. It was active a few years ago.
Re: Virginia and North Carolina treasure hikers
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #948093 by MetalKnit
Jul 10, 2017 1:12pm
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I ought to know this but I'm a little out of the loop. Message The Wolf Family. Last I heard she was handling the tags though they could have gone to someone else.

Knit Wit
Re: Virginia and North Carolina treasure hikers
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #948093 by MetalKnit
Jul 12, 2017 6:10am
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NC is! I have the tags. Just message me direct when you are ready. I'll provide my address and you send a SASE with $3.

Don't worry if I have not signed into AQ in a while. All my AQ mail is forwarded to my phone so I get it much quicker than I read the boards now.
Re: Virginia and North Carolina treasure hikers
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #948284 by The Wolf Family
Jul 12, 2017 8:38am
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Thanks!!!! We've been trying to get into NC for 4 years to finish! its hard with a toddler and its 3 hour dr away ugh! but We're coming to the disney event in september! we decided its right after our anniversary and since we did leave our honeymoon early to attend an event in Elon we should celebrate 8 years with another event!
T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Dec 4, 2017 4:50pm
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I know this info is somewhere on AQ but I can't find it. Where do I find out who to contact for a Treasure Hike badge in each state, esp. Ma.?
Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954343 by Sagacorn
Dec 4, 2017 6:11pm
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Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954343 by Sagacorn
Dec 5, 2017 2:41pm
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Do people still track the treasure hunts?
Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954363 by shamrock mom
Dec 5, 2017 3:23pm
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Do people still track the treasure hunts?

There is a widget for that!
Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954364 by PI Joe
Dec 5, 2017 5:31pm
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Yes, I have it on my page.... but have gotten out of habit of entering them... is this something people still do?
Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954368 by shamrock mom
Dec 5, 2017 7:59pm
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Wow—thanks for bringing this up! CT is still active, in fact I’m wondering whether I should order a 500 mike pathtag... anyone ready? But this thread made me look up Massachusetts & realize I’m actually eligible!

>KitKat<
Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954363 by shamrock mom
Dec 5, 2017 10:05pm
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I shall interpret this as a snub on how 'no boxes qualify for even the half mile requirement these days' just to stir the pot.
Re: T. H. coordinators for each state
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #954383 by Squatchis
Dec 6, 2017 7:18am
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Not an issue in CT!
Texas Treasure Hikers rewards
Board: Treasure Hikers
Nov 5, 2018 5:35pm
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Somewhere along the way, I read about Treasure Hikers. So I started logging my treasure hikes, because Yay! Hiking!! And Yay! Letterboxing!! Most of my plants are about a mile at least, and I appreciate the longer hikes to get to the box.

Anywho, I see there is no Treasure Hiker listing for Texas. :(

I went ahead a designed a pathtag and a patch since I would love to have one. But, they are very expensive to produce. Sooooooo, would anyone else in Texas be interested in this if I ordered them?

I also don't want to step on toes if anyone else out there already has this.

Thanks!
:)
Re: Texas Treasure Hikers rewards
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #967975 by photopam
Nov 5, 2018 8:17pm
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Hi there. For a few years, about 5 years ago, I was the Texas Treasure Hiking coordinator. I designed 25, 50, and 100 mile pathtags and had a supply of each made. I advertised the program for a while and "sold" the tags to boxers who asked for them but after a while the requests sort of tapered off. If you are interested I'll look thru my junk closet and see if I have any of the tags remaining.
Re: Texas Treasure Hikers rewards
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #967985 by PI Joe
Nov 6, 2018 5:13am
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Thats too bad. It sounds like a fun program.

I wonder if patches would be more sought after? They are easier to display.

If you have time to look, I'll take one for Texas. But no rush.

Thank you!
TH for Arkansas?
Board: Treasure Hikers
Feb 9, 2019 1:00pm
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Is there any rewards for doing hikes in Arkansas?
Re: TH for Arkansas?
Board: Treasure Hikers
Reply to: #971257 by White Wolf7233
Feb 10, 2019 5:23pm
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Is there any rewards for doing hikes in Arkansas?

I hear the foliage is pretty in the autumn.