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Re: 2012 goal update
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Reply to: #751165 by The Wolf Family
Dec 28, 2012 8:02pm
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I received back ten-fold anything I sent your way!

Thank you for reviving me
Re: 2013 goals
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Reply to: #751148 by Tri-Colored Paws
Dec 28, 2012 10:54pm
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In 2013, I would like to hit 5000 finds, finish the portions if the Mattabessett and Quinnipiac Trails that I have not yet covered, and possibly finish finding everything my home county has to offer. :)
2012 Goals Results
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Dec 30, 2012 8:09pm
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My goals for this year included attending 2 events (Done - I attended 4), have an F count of 150 (Done - currently at 220), have a P count of 40 (Nope, still at 34), box in another state (Done - I boxed in Missouri), and box in San Luis Obispo (I got close! I boxed in Arroyo Grande and Nipomo).
Re: 2013 goals
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Reply to: #751148 by Tri-Colored Paws
Dec 31, 2012 7:48am
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My 2013 goal is to get every single box at L & B XV. (good luck with that missy)

i accomplished all my 2012 goals. Truth be told i made them pretty easy huh? ;)
'specially kissing the hubby when he stuck his hand in the yucky hidey hole for me.

Happy New Year

May all your goals in letterboxing be fun, fulfilling and adventurous.

deniserows
towards 2013
Re: My goals for 2012
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Reply to: #666738 by Mini Mouse
Dec 31, 2012 8:11am
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Well, we (me and The Fish Master) completed all of the goals we (meaning me) set for 2012. It was a pretty tough year (health wise) for the Fish Master but he really enjoyed our letterboxing adventures. We did have a stretch goal of finding one more box than we did in 2011 and we ended up finding 29 more!

Have not set letterboxing goals for 2013. The Fish Master retired on 7/6/12 and my retirement will occur shortly. We just moved into our cabin in the Poconos and are very busy setting that up. We have chemo every other week so we schedule activities on a 2 week month. We are very excited about letterboxing in PA when we are at the cabin, clues have already been printed.

Wishing everyone in AQ land a very happy, healthly and prosperous New Year. Hug someone you love, and even someone you don't! They could probably use one.

Mini Mouse
Re: 2012 Goals Results
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Reply to: #751504 by Turtlegirl 19
Dec 31, 2012 4:04pm
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Goals for 2012:
1. Finds: F400-500 Done -- actually reached 633!
2. Plants: P50 (that would be 36 more) Done! Actually reached 52, with seven old postals ready to plant.
3. LTCs: Too chicken to start, so no goal, though I have one small idea . . . Took part in 12 swaps and am signed up for a few more. This is probably not going to be a huge thing for me--I'm not creative enough--but will certainly participate in the occasional swap in the future.
4. Events: attend at least 3 Done!
5. Treasure Hikers: ??? Don't know anything about this yet. Added up my miles--68.45 in Georgia! Time for a pathtag!
6. Postals: F100 Done. I actually have 291 postal finds. I have to scale back next year because of costs, though. :(
7. Miscellaneous: Launch BUNCHES more cooties at LBSE and send out 1 HH per season. LBSE was NOT a cootie friendly place. I did launch more cooties at ELF: Knoxville, but may not do any more--I found out some people just throw them in the trash. As far as HH, I only sent out 2--many people in my area don't like them & don't take them, so I probably won't do any more of those, either.

All in all, it's been a great letterboxing year! Here's to the next one!
Re: 2012 Goals Results
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Reply to: #751645 by WiseOldOwl
Dec 31, 2012 5:38pm
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cooties. . .I found out some people just throw them in the trash.

Oh the blasphemy!!

~tigs(shuddering in horror)
My Challenge
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Jan 1, 2013 5:53pm
I challenged myself to visit other areas out of state to box. I got 3 areas which is amazing since I did 2 on tour buses--MI, GA, Cape Cod. SunnySmile
Re: 2012 Goals Results
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Reply to: #751504 by Turtlegirl 19
Jan 1, 2013 7:17pm
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2012-- What a year! When we first signed up for this 'event,' our goals were pretty modest: 758 finds (to reach 2500 total) and 60 plants (to reach 150 total). Since we travel most of the time, we had decided by March that we wanted to try to:

1) re-visit each of the 48 contiguous states this year
2) find at least one letterbox in each of the 'Great 48'
3) plant at least one letterbox in each of the 48

It took us until yesterday, but we finally accomplished all our goals. Found and planted at least one box in each of the 48, plus we achieved our original goals, finding 903 during 2012 to give us a total F count of 2,645, and planting 71 this past year to pull our P count to 161.

Now, time for some rest- and a trip to Alaska and Hawaii, eh?

Happy New Year to all. We've enjoyed following everyone's journey on their way to their individual goals.

Happy Trails,
Road Junkies
Re: Almost there for 2012!
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Reply to: #751001 by MickeyMouse
Jan 3, 2013 6:59am
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My 2012 challenges:

1. Color images really really pretty. ***Yeppers. Colored most every stamp
2. Get a path tag in 2 states i don't have one in.***Should have kept better track*****FAIL
3. Send raffle prizes to at least 5 events ***Yeppers done and done
4. Kiss the noxer hubby really really big when he goes and gets the yucky, spidery, eww, i'm-not putting-my-hand-in-there-box for me. ***Yeppers done with glee
5. Try to carve better. ***IS it ever going to happen???*****FAIL

deniserows
into 2013 with more goals
Re: Almost there for 2012!
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Reply to: #751967 by deniserows
Jan 3, 2013 7:27am
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Get a path tag in 2 states i don't have one in.***Should have kept better track*****FAIL

But it's not too late!! you can go back and input the data during those long, cold, i'm snowed in up here in this silly, snow-forsaken state i live in, place!! yes you can! you have the technology!! GO GO GO deniserows!!!! (all the way to a pathtag!!)

~tigs(bouncing her way to a state near you!)
Re: Almost there for 2012!
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Reply to: #751970 by tiggermama
Jan 5, 2013 4:43pm
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you can go back and input the data during those long, cold, i'm snowed in up here in this silly, snow-forsaken state i live in, place

A great idea...but i'd rather put the time to use making logbooks and figuring out clues
Or
maybe i should get dinner ready. lol

deniserows
as a data entry dodo
Update on 2012 and goals for 2013
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Jan 15, 2013 4:27am
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Goals for 2013: To reach 550 traditional finds (I am at 444) Attend 3 events (Plans for Fairies on the Prarie and Foolish in April and Elf ) Plant at least 10 (got them...just got to plant them!) -- I am slowing down a bit == called a job! lol

Goals for 2012... 275 traditional Finds (2011=274) update 10/3/12 I have 124 to reach this one Reached # 444 at ELF (about 100 from my orginal goal)
Slow down when carving. update 10/3/12 I am just a fast carver... slower than before so goal obtained
Get all boxes in Spring Grove Cemetery * have only a couple left* There are new ones... ummm this goal may never be reached!
Box in 2 new States. (Ohio, Kentucky in 2011) Plans for ELF event in TN Well -- TN was great! and Heading to Italy so that will count! Got one out of the 2... a lovely new grandbaby interupted my boxing plan in Italy.
Re: Update on 2012 and goals for 2013
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Reply to: #754197 by Beardog
Jan 16, 2013 9:32am
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a lovely new grandbaby

Pictures and info, please???

I'm happy for you!
Re: Update on 2012 and goals for 2013
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Reply to: #754197 by Beardog
Jan 17, 2013 7:19am
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Good for you!

deniserows
with pom poms
Re: Update on 2012 and goals for 2013
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Reply to: #754398 by WiseOldOwl
Jan 20, 2013 6:58am
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Well. The little man was a MAN when he got here. 10# 2oz. 21 inches long. My step daughter delivered him without a csection because she had the most amazing doctor! Others would have not tried to turn him -- he was sunny side up! But both are doing great. I will post pictures when I am back at my computer. Thanks for asking about him.
Beardog
Re: Update on 2012 and goals for 2013
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Reply to: #755064 by Beardog
Jan 20, 2013 4:41pm
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Ohhh, that's big! My Ian was 9# 1oz & 21 1/2 in. and faceup--and I am in total sympathy with your daughter! I'm glad they're both OK and that he's so healthy. Pictures will be anxiously awaited!
2013 Goals
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Jan 23, 2013 9:29am
Ok, so last year I didn't really have any goals so I accomplished them all!! ;) Seriously though, I felt better about things the year before when I did have goals and something to strive for.

Here's what I'm thinking for this year:

Plants ~ replant the series of 9 that I had to pull and plant the series of 14 I've been hoarding, I mean...I need a trail for ;)
Finds ~ Reach 950 (and not just go to events to achieve this--this was how I got most of my finds last year)
LTCs ~ Try 2 new techniques for LTCs this year to expand my artsy abilities

That is all for now.

IrishInks
2013 Goals
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Jan 23, 2013 11:01am
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My goals for this year are:

Finds: 300 (currently at 223)
Plants: 40 (currently at 34)
Events: Attend at least two
Boxing locations: I want to box up the coast from Goleta through San Luis Obispo (so Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Grover Beach, and San Luis Obispo)
Re: 2013 Goals
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Reply to: #755611 by Turtlegirl 19
Jan 24, 2013 6:13am
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All great goals. However you will be a while in SLO, so make time to hike a while.

deniserows
thru SLO often
Mattabessett Trail
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Nov 13, 2013 5:20am
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It's been so quiet here lately! :)

My personal hiking goal for before it snows is to finish the Mattabessett Trail here in Connecticut. I'd realized that for years I'd been hiking parts of it in search of boxes, and if you do the whole thing you can get a patch from our Forest and Park Association. Finally last year I sat down and looked through my logbook and figured out which sections I'd already finished. Last weekend (since it was a three-day one) I logged LOTS of miles on it. I'm hoping to complete it this coming weekend so I can get it accomplished before the snow sets in. ;) Of course when I hike alone, it makes it harder because then I have to turn around and go back to the car... but it is what it is. ;) Wish me luck!

I also finished the Lone Pine Trail in Madison/Guilford this past weekend. I didn't set out to do that, but it was kind of an accidental accomplishment since it helps to make sections of the Mattabesett into a loop, much more fun than out and back. :) No patch for that, though. ;)
Re: Mattabessett Trail
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Reply to: #815492 by Brandy
Nov 13, 2013 6:01am
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That's awesome! I'll wish you luck even thought it sounds like you'll do it with no problem!
Re: Mattabessett Trail
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Reply to: #815492 by Brandy
Nov 13, 2013 8:06am
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Good luck

deniserows
a lucky charm
2013 Letterboxing Goals completed
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Dec 17, 2013 6:58pm
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It's that time to reflect on the year. And it was a good one:

Accomplishments in 2013:

Create and do longer hikes:
Learn and do more mysteries
  • Mystery collaboration with Dingus Dufus
  • Mystery collaboration with Magical Music Man
  • FOUND Dingus Dufus, Aiphid, Lightninbug (eeviled Woodland Folks), Lovebirds_NC, and Legerdemaine mystery boxes!
  • Wrote up my own mystery clues: here and here

Expand ideas on box construction
ALL of these boxes are very unique (exterior constructions)! I highly recommend checking them out!
And I look forward to new adventures of the same kind in 2014!!
Re: 2013 Letterboxing Goals completed
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Reply to: #820312 by The Wolf Family
Dec 29, 2013 9:49am
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One of my main goals was to plant an extreme box, and NotMyCircus and I planted a kayak/canoe accessible only series, on an alligator-filled river.... I am pretty sure that meets some people's expectations of extreme.

My other goals were to plant boxes that began with letter X, V and K. X is done, V and K will be in February.

I sent several boxes to different states and planted my first Blue Diamond rated box in another state.

I planted boxes by other carvers, in Florida, as well as some of my own.

Letterboxed in Washington DC, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida this year!

Attended events small and large.

One accomplishment that just happened sort of by accident, was I carved an original stamp, made it into a waterpainting, and it was accepted into the Miniature Art Society of Florida international exhibit. It will be on exhibit Jan 19 to Feb 9 at Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Dunedin Florida. The title of the painting is Chesnut Park Deer. After the show, I will decide where I will plant this stamp, possibly at the Fine Arts Center, or at the park where I saw the deer.
I'm FINALLY a first finder!
Board: Personal "Letterboxing" Challenge
Jun 13, 2016 6:11pm
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I've been doing this since 2007 and somebody always beats me to the box first. Imagine my surprise at finding a new series in Akron,OH. I ran off the clue on Sat. and planned to do the series on my way to teach a rubber stamp class on Mon. And I was the first one still! SunnySmile
Re: I'm FINALLY a first finder!
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Reply to: #928284 by SunnySmile
Jun 13, 2016 7:19pm
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A long time coming Congrats being sent out your way!!
Re: I'm FINALLY a first finder!
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Reply to: #928284 by SunnySmile
Jun 14, 2016 6:25am
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Congratulations! Being a first finder is exciting!

My first "first finder" find happened with a box that had been planted for more than a year. But that was in an area where there are very few letterboxes and even fewer active letterboxers. In fact, all the boxes there have been planted by visitors on vacation (including my own).
Re: I'm FINALLY a first finder!
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Reply to: #928291 by Raven
Jul 2, 2016 5:21am
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Thanks. SS
Re: I'm FINALLY a first finder!
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Reply to: #928311 by Intrinsically Knotted
Jul 2, 2016 5:22am
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Your story is much more interesting than mine. Thanks for sharing. SS