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Board: State: Virginia
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
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Shenandoah Valley letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Nov 8, 2004 7:18am
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Hello,
Just a quick note to ask letterboxers in the Shenandoah Valley to drop me a note. I've met a couple of them out here, and would like to see more activity.

The Valley is beautiful and there are a number of boxes out here just a short drive off of I-81.

Thanks,
FamilyMan
Re: Shenandoah Valley letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #544 by FamilyMan
Nov 11, 2004 5:48pm
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I don't know if the gentleman setting all those boxes in the Shenandoah area uses AtlasQuest, but I'm sure he appreciates having someone else in the area looking for them. I know he's requested feedback in other forums, so make sure you use the "contact the placer" feature on the other site to let him know what you think of his efforts.

Mike
Re: Shenandoah Valley letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #680 by Maphead Mike
Nov 12, 2004 3:40pm
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I was just in the area and I got Falcon Summit and Bear Fence while I was there! We had great weather (just a little rain the day we were up at Falcon Summit)
-Amanda from Seattle
VA/DC/MD: Winter Icebreaker Gather Jan. 29. Arl. VA
Board: State: Virginia
Jan 5, 2005 6:23am
2nd Annual Winter Icebreaker Gather
Saturday, January 29, 2005
11:00am to 3:00pm or whenever
Pentagon City Mall Food Court
Arlington, VA

Close to Metro, food, and shopping. With good parking (cheap). Obviously this isn't a "boxing" gather but a meet, greet, and exchange. There is one box there, though, and there are drive bys close by. I especially hope to meet new local boxers.

I come early and grab a bunch of tables in the back. We exchange, eat, and talk box. Some carving techniques might be shown. Rumor has it there may be a mystery dinner. Who knows.

Last year 30 people showed up, and 6 event stamps. (Just one event stamp? Pshaw.) But I am interested in hearing from someone doing one. A couple of people are sending me traveling event stamps. There may be a new traveling event stamp introduced. Some people came to the dinner and not the gather and vice versa.

Scarab of the Doubtful Guests
Re: New box outside of Harrisonburg
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #803 by System
Jan 5, 2005 8:04am
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Hello,
Which box is this?
Thanks,
FamilyMan
Hello!
Board: State: Virginia
Feb 28, 2005 6:18pm
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Just a quick note to say...."Hey there!" to all the local boxers. It's been great to see some additional activity in the Shenandoah Valley. Hope to catch you and your boxes out on the trails! -Wordfried
Re: Hello! Shanandoah
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #2452 by Wordfried
Mar 2, 2005 6:28am
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Hello back. I hope to make it out to the valley in the summer. Do you know any scenic camping out there? Any Civil War themed boxes out there?

Thinking about a box or HH, Stonewall Jackson's Lemons.

Scarab
Re: Hello! Shanandoah
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #2520 by Scarab
Mar 2, 2005 8:43am
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For a great scenic mountain valley view and great short elevated hike (about 30 - 45 minutes), try the "Son of the South" box.

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.asp?boxnum=736&boxname=Son_of_the_South

You get a self-guided tour of the confederate breastworks there and learn some of the civil war history for the area. We stamped in 07/13/03, which was a while ago, but box was well hidden in a good location, so is probably still active. (Maybe you might sontact the placer?)

Liz
of Penguin Patrol
Re: Hello! Shanandoah
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #2520 by Scarab
Mar 15, 2005 6:33am
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Guardian of Big Schloss by Poison Ivy is an excellent scenic hiking area with camping available (Wolf Gap) at the parking site and even up on the mountain (packing in-1 to 1 1/2 mile in to the box). (As far as scenic areas goes, this is the most memorable one out of the limited number of boxes I have visited.)

The Meeting Place brings you to a wonderful historical location where a reenactment event (huge!) occurs annually with living history involved, as well. (Battle of New Market).

Of course, any of the boxes close to Shenandoah National Park will provide scenic camping options, as well.

Christmas Tree and Discovery Trail boxes brings you to two spots with historic markers. The parking for the Discovery Trail is also for the park service visitor center, which has lots of information on local civil war history, camping and tours. Within 20-30 minutes, there is camping at Camp Roosevelt, the first CCC site, and canoe/tubing available (Shenandoah Outfitters). Just off of the New Market exit, beside the 7-11, the chamber of commerce has tons of information on local attractions, civil war history, as well.

Hope this is helpful!-Wordfried
Re: New box outside of Harrisonburg
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #803 by System
Mar 16, 2005 6:28pm
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Sunday, we went to hunt down the Teddy Bear Behind the Bars. We think we went to the right place. What an awesome area. However, we couldn't quite figure out where exactly to look once we got to the location. Hmmmmm.....I think it's ole TEDDY that's got us stumped. How large is this box, if you don't mind my asking? -Wordfried
Robert Johnson: Curse of the Cross Roads Blues Mystery LB
Board: State: Virginia
Mar 17, 2005 4:19am
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I've noticed the Mystery boxes don't show up unless you disclose the name of a closest town or city. Since I have elected not to disclose this info (at this time) I hope it's appropriate to promote this box here... in the future I may disclose a city but for now I've gotten some positive feedback and it seems that people are having fun deciphering the clue the way it is. One person solved it and stamped in and collected the First Finder Reward.
Re: Robert Johnson: Curse of the Cross Roads Blues Mystery L
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #3027 by Gallant Rogue
Mar 19, 2005 1:05am
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Quote I've noticed the Mystery boxes don't show up unless you disclose the name of a closest town or city.


By default, they don't since AQ will assume you want boxes near a given city or town and mystery boxes may or may not be nearby.

However, for people who choose to do an advanced search, you can explicitly tell AQ to include mystery boxes as well. (It'll list all mystery boxes listed as being in that state or, if you didn't specify the state, then in the same country.)

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
Howlin Wolf: Moanin' At Midnight Mystery Letterbox (No.Va.)
Board: State: Virginia
Mar 20, 2005 4:21pm
Second entry in the Gallant Rogue's "Kings of the Delta Blues" Mystery Collection was launched today!
Hoochie Coochie Man: Muddy Waters Blues Mystery Letterbox
Board: State: Virginia
Mar 30, 2005 3:34pm
The third of my Kings of the Delta Blues Mystery Letterbox Series was placed Saturday (March 26th 2005)

Advanced Search Mystery Boxes in Virginia
Help with travel/stopping for boxes
Board: State: Virginia
May 10, 2005 10:40am
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This weekend, we will be headed up North I-95 enroute to N/W DC area stopping at Boyds, MD for the mid-atlantic spring gather. I was wondering if anyone could tell me of a few boxes to make QUICK stops at along the way. (In other words, less than 30 minutes). We have plenty of stops in MD, just looking for a few quick ones in VA, especially around Richmond. Thanks in advance if you can help at all!

Liz
of Penguin Patrol
Re: Help with travel/stopping for boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4106 by Penguin Patrol
May 10, 2005 12:09pm
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I can't think of a better use for the Trip Planner.
Re: Help with travel/stopping for boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4108 by ShadowSpirit
May 10, 2005 12:43pm
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I did use the trip planner, but, as you know, not all boxes are lised on Atlas Quest. I was hoping someone could point me in the way of the boxes not listed here also. Or, if maybe someone could let me know if boxes not listed on AQ along the I-95 corridor are missing. Thanks for the suggestion though!

Liz
of Penguin Patrol
Re: Help with travel/stopping for boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4109 by Penguin Patrol
May 10, 2005 1:24pm
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Mark and Sue Pepe have a page with I-95 letterboxes listed. Not sure if they have any on their list that aren't on AQ already, but you could check.

DebBee
Re: Help with travel/stopping for boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4110 by DebBee
May 10, 2005 1:49pm
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Thanks DebBee! That's a wonderful idea!!!
Scooby is finished!
Board: State: Virginia
May 13, 2005 11:32am
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The Scooby Doo series - Creature of Fountainhead park - has just had it's final clues posted.

Six parts, 18 boxes and alot of walking on some beautiful trails!

I just want to thank everyone who sent in stamps for the series. They were all wonderful and I had a great time writing up the clues.

Mystery Machine by the Alphabet Bandits
1000 Watt Monster by Doglvers
Man from Mars/Robtoman by Miss Moon
Space Kook and Robotman by Team Nashoba
Ghost of Captain Cutler/MonoTikiTia by Team Nashoba
Beast of Bottomless Lake by Music Woman
Momba Zombie by Music Woman
Snowghost by Jacks
Haunted house by The Doubtful Guests
Headless Horseman of Halloween by Team Tired Feet
Mombo Womba by Team Tired Feet
Steam demon by Sarah Pike
Redbeard the Pirate by Ron
Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne by Knights of Columbo

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=5430&boxname=The_Creature_of_Fountainhead_Park_-_Part_1_of_6

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=14427&boxname=The_Creature_of_Fountainhead_Park_-_Part_2_of_6

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=14446&boxname=The_Creature_of_Fountainhead_Park_-_Part_3_of_6

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=14603&boxname=The_Creature_of_Fountainhead_Park_-_Part_4_of_6

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=14873&boxname=The_Creature_of_Fountainhead_Park_-_Part_5_of_6

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=15047&boxname=Creature_of_Fountainhead_Park_-_Part_6_of_6

Sorry for the cross-posting!
Shell
Knights of Columbo
Re: Scooby is finished!
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4159 by KnightsofColumbo
May 13, 2005 2:44pm
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Oh how I wish we could get up there for those! My kids LOVE Scooby Doo! The clues made it sound like lots of fun. We might just have to get there sometime.

bzmom
Re: Scooby is finished!
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4159 by KnightsofColumbo
May 13, 2005 5:44pm
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Yabba Dabba Doo

oops...wrong cartoon <GGG>
Re: Scooby is finished!
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4161 by Maphead Mike
May 13, 2005 8:32pm
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Yabba Dabba Doo

oops...wrong cartoon



Ruh roh Raggy!
Re: Scooby is finished!
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #4160 by bzmom
May 14, 2005 3:12am
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Come up for the mystery gathering in September. : ) The Scooby boxes are fairly close by.

Shell
Virginia Beach Exchange?
Board: State: Virginia
Aug 25, 2005 12:26pm
I will be boxing VA beach this weekend, Friday and Saturday. Anyone
interested in meeting up for an exchange?

Liz
of Penguin Patrol
SW Virginia Boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Oct 3, 2005 3:01pm
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We'll be traveling to Cumberland Gap and the Virginia/Tennesse border area next week. Are there any Virginia boxes that are in the REALLY western part of Virginia? I don't know that we will be as far east as Bristol.

Thanks,
Cheryl
Re: SW Virginia Boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #8974 by Team Mad Dawg
Oct 3, 2005 5:33pm
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Quote Are there any Virginia boxes that are in the REALLY western part of Virginia?


Yeah, it's so far west, they even call it West Virginia. ;o)

-- Ryan
Civil War letterboxing project--NorthernVirginia
Board: State: Virginia
Nov 20, 2005 1:44pm
I have started a project for a Civil war series in Northern Virginia. This will be an ongoing theme in which I hope to highlight various aspects of that conflict in my area of Virginia and some of the surrounding areas. The boxes will cover the well known to the trivial, including aspects of my Great Great Grandfather's duty here while serving with the 3rd and 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry. The boxes will vary in complexity, both physically and mentally, and have occasional twists and surprises. Boxes will be posted in numerous ways and on varied sites. Some will be WOM only. I have not set a specific number on how many boxes I am planning. I have 2 out at this time and 8 more ready to go. I will post when a new box is out but not neccessarily how to find the clues.
I would like to invite anyone interested in contributing to this series to contact me directly, or to plant a box, if possible, at a Civil War site in your area. I hope you enjoy the adventure. Safe trails. -- KOYOTE
Petersburg Area Boxes
Board: State: Virginia
Nov 26, 2005 7:58pm
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We are traveling to the Petersburg/possibly Richmond area in a couple of weeks. There are sooooo many boxes in the area and I know we won't have time to hit them all, wondering if I could get some guidance. We are planning on going to the Pamplin Park and the Museums there, but other than that we don't have anything else planned. Any help at all would be appreciated.

Jen