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Re: Boxes in North GA mountains?
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2819 by KitCat
Mar 12, 2005 6:24pm
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Thank you, everyone, for the helpful comments!! It's sounding like there's a good chance I can place boxes in some of our favorite spots without undue fear of breaking the rules. Good! Now I just need to scout more spots and write some clues. Carving will be the fun part! (As if it's not all cool!) Don't hold your breath, because I barely have time to hunt boxes these days, but I am looking forward to providing some more reasons to visit the mountains. :)

I know the distance from here and the hikes involved will mean I can't check them as often as I would otherwise, but I think I will still be able to get up there fairly often. I love boxes that involve a lovely, but break-a-sweat sort of hike. We tend to box in single and double finds, rather than trying to pack a ton into one trip. Guess that's why we're still only at F13! :)

I plan on providing a heads-up about bears and hunters in my clues, but thank you for the reminder! I have to remember that lots of boxers may not have a lot of experience with the area.

Ooh, I'm getting all excited about placing, now. Wonder if I should start with a local box, just to get my feet wet?
KitCat
Re: Red Ribbon Day
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2924 by Reds Bunch
Mar 12, 2005 7:18pm
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That is so cool! Congratulations on RED, RED!

CR
Last Piece HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Mar 12, 2005 7:35pm
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The Last Piece HH was picked up by the Barton Bunch on 3-12-05 at Schmitz Park Squirrel Letterbox. This is our first HH!
Blackvelvetrav...All Boxes Posted Now! :-)
Board: State: Idaho
Mar 12, 2005 8:22pm
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Just an update that I have signed on. A-Bear e-mailed me about the Atlas Quest Site and I just spent the last two hours posting my boxes with links over to the Letterboxing.org site.

A-Bear is on the road but also posted her boxes this week so our little band of Idaho letterboxers can get more of their finds logged.

I am working on some new boxes (and one replacement - darn) and will have them posted and out in the wilds soon. First finder artifacts will be included. Keep your eyes posted!
The Boo Boo Letterbox PLB has been launched!
Board: Postals
Mar 13, 2005 4:14am
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Warrior Woman and Jude from Team Freckles are pleased to announce that The Boo Boo Letterbox PLB has been launched.

To qualify for this PLB, please read all about it on Mark and Sue
Pepe's website:

http://booboobox.blogspot.com/

Safe boxing out there!

Warrior Woman
PFX600+ and I'm done counting
Re: the magic garden
Board: Postals
Reply to: #2921 by Janila
Mar 13, 2005 5:38am
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Quote was in for a shocker because this was not the TV show that I thought it was and when I researched it a little bit, I found out that it was pretty exclusive to the New York area and I am in south central PA but I was able to play with it and get some knock knock jokes in. Thanks for including me.
Jan



Sorry to hear the show wasn't the one you thought it was. I am very pleased to hear that you were able to participate anyway. Looking forward to this box coming home. I can't wait to read all the knock knock jokes.

Silly ol Bear
Re: Central PA
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #1802 by Green Tortuga
Mar 13, 2005 10:42am
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"Hey, guys! If there's not a letterbox on the AT above Palmerton, there should be! =) On a clear day, it's a lot of fun hiking up that trail. Definitely NOT for those with a fear of heights, though, as it's pretty sketchy. Much better to go up the mountain than down it.

I rather liked all of Central PA myself. =) Nice level farms to walk through. Boiling Springs is kind of fascinating too. That's an awful lot of water for being a spring!

-- Ryan"



Yup, Boiling Springs is pretty cool. Too bad you came through on the only weekend I was away or we could have fed you!

Hubby is always coming back from a PA backpacking trip saying- "I found a great place for a box!" Ugh!

The things you find out after the fact...

~Amy
Thought I'd try something.... different... =)
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Mar 13, 2005 1:59pm
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Hey, all!

I just discovered this website today (AdBrite) where you can buy advertizing from specific sites which seemed so cool to me, so I signed up and put a small box on the "My Page" page.

This is how it works. If you want to put your own ads on AQ, click on the "Your Ad Here" button and it'll take you to a screen where you can list your ad.

Now before you all accuse me of gross commercialism, I'd like to point out why I thought this would be fun to try! =) Because, firstly, I did it because I thought it would be fun, not to make loads of money. (If I wanted to put an ad in that space, I could have before!)

I figure it can be used in several ways:

1. People who actually have something they'd like to sell to other letterboxers. Like Randy Hall wanting to put a plug for his letterboxing book or if someone has some pink stuff they'd like to unload. Or TurtleMcQ wants to plug her next best-selling book. =) (As a letterboxer, I think we'd be interested in stuff like that!)

2. People who just created their own letterboxing website and want to show it off! =) "Check out my site! Weee!" Or any website for that matter. Doesn't even have to be letterboxing related, but if you want to show off your site, that's one way to do it.

3. Just for kicks to leave messages. "Come to the great Old Sacramento gathering!" or marriage proposals or some other creative message they'd like to put out in public. =) Kind of a message board, in a sense.

4. And I just like the idea of AQ members being able to put their own AQ ads instead of just listing whatever I think you should see. ;o)

Since there are no people buyers as of yet, you can get a low-low price of just one cent a day. I'm not making loads of money on this, though I suppose if there's an unexpected huge demand for it the possibility is there. =) Though in that case, I might add a few other scattered places throughout Atlas Quest to display user-created ads.

In any case, I'll probably leave this in for a month and see how people like it. If you hate the idea, let me know. If you love the idea, let me know. If you have a website, item, or message you'd like to plug, give it a whirl.

I'm not sure if there's a minimum amount you have to buy, and I couldn't find such information on AdBrite's website, so if you do buy an ad, let me know if they require a minimum amount or not. The ad space is listed for 1 cent per day, but they'll charge your credit card and I know it's costs a heck of a lot more than 1 cent to put a charge on a credit card which means they'd be losing money with every transaction! So I'm thinking they might require at least one dollar with of transactions. But--I don't know! I'm just goofing around with it and trying something different. =)

-- Ryan
PNW Clue Gathering
Board: Event News and Planning
Mar 13, 2005 4:16pm
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Well the mystery has been solved. We started out at my favorite pizza place where they had given us the entire banquet room. Cherokee and David from Beaverton were over achievers and beat me t here. (And I was early). I didn't know either one of them and couldn't figure out who these people were that were in OUR room. After the second time I peaked in Cherokee let me know it was him. We got set up quickly and the people started pouring in.

Cherokee, J Man, and David from Beaverton were quickly followed by the J Rock family, Camp Fire Lady, MiniLes, Bethany, Erfellie, Sandy, and Team RavyenHaus. Of course Tooth Fairy, Jay Jeopardy, and Tarnished Knight were with me, but Gramma Star and Touche Turtle were also in tow. Der Mad Stamper made it after the game was in full swing, but got caught up with no problem.

The rules were explained from atop a chair, and we were off. The air was alive with the whispered accusations, pencils scribbling on Clue sheets, and plenty of conversation about log books, stamps, and favorite hunts. The poor wait staff had a horrible time trying to deliver food, everyone was havingn to much fun to pay attention to their stomachs.

Just about an hour into the game Camp Fire Lady came to me, ready to make a final accusation. It just so happened she was right, Mrs. White did it in the Billiard Room with the Candle stick. She got to choose her prize, and we kept playing, wanting people to keep enjoying the fun.

It soon became obvious we were going to outlast our hour and a half slot they had reserved the room for us, so we packed everything up and moved down the street two blocks to Main Street Park. J Man was the next to solve the mystery followed by Cherokee. The J Rock family girls were the first two kids to solve it.

After all the prizes had been given out, all the stamps were put out and everyone was welcome to complete their set.

The stamping continued for about another hour before people started heading off in search of the numerous local boxes.

All in all a great time was had by all and it couldn't have happened without Scarab's kind loan of the stamp set and the individual carvers allowing us to use them.

Thank you all!

Maiden
Re: Blackvelvetrav...All Boxes Posted Now! :-)
Board: State: Idaho
Reply to: #2928 by Blackvelvetrav
Mar 13, 2005 4:34pm
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Welcome, welcome!

I was excited to see your boxes go up. Feel free to send some back east sometime!

Cadenza
Re: September Hitchhiker
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #2205 by Amanda from Seattle
Mar 13, 2005 4:55pm
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The Barton Bunch picked it up on 3-13-05 from the Great Moments in History: June 8th, 1959 box.
Re: Thought I'd try something.... different... =)
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2933 by Green Tortuga
Mar 13, 2005 7:22pm
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Sorry about that box being so large. *frown* It didn't have any ads when I first set it up. I changed the settings so it'll ONLY show ads that are manually entered by letterboxers (not random stuff that has nothing to do with us!) and set a maximum of 2 ads at most, but it said it would take "up to 24 hours" for the changes to take effect. *rolling eyes*

Sorry about it being such an eyesore, but hopefully the problem will go away within 24 hours!

-- Ryan
Re: Thought I'd try something.... different... =)
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2937 by Green Tortuga
Mar 13, 2005 7:34pm
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Hate it... lose the ads. I'm sick of being inundated with advertising everywhere I go. When I was hiking in Maui, I even saw a bench with the inscription 'comfort provided by Pukanlani Starbucks' engraved on it! Please, don't make me look at them on My Page, too. Funhog
Re: Mt. St. Helen's
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2872 by daelphinus
Mar 13, 2005 10:16pm
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Hi--on our way back home from Portland today (6:00pm-7:30pm PST) we noticed some black smoke dissipating above Mount St Helens' crater. There was not a single cloud in the otherwise clear blue sky at the time--so we're assuming it was another gas/steam 'venting'. My parents had been about 60 miles further North (also in view of Mount St Helens) along the same highway and also saw the smoke. I just checked out the usgs website for Mount St Helens and they haven't updated their stats for Sunday's activity yet. :( Interesting--makes me want to go down to the observatory for a day or two to see the action up close a bit. ;)

dvn2r ckr
Re: Thought I'd try something.... different... =)
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2933 by Green Tortuga
Mar 13, 2005 10:52pm
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Ryan,

I'm a crafter/ artist...I just might concider this =0)

Besides, I've never been on E-bay...and I'm starting to hear bad stories on them =0p

S~N~K
Re: Send an address to my...
Board: State: Idaho
Reply to: #2941 by Blackvelvetrav
Mar 14, 2005 4:18pm
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It's generally not recommended that you post your e-mail address on these message boards. It's not forbidden, but definitely not recommended. Evil doers like to crawl websites looking for e-mail address to add to their spam list.

At the moment, the message boards are for logged in members which will thwart most spammers, but that restriction is in place only because of a technicality that causes it not to work properly if someone is not logged in. I've fixed that problem in the next version of AQ I'll be uploading in April, however, at which point anyone will be able to read these messages--including search engines like Google and evil-doers such as those looking to find e-mail addresses for spamming.

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
An Excellent Adventure
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Mar 14, 2005 4:23pm
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I have just been informed that I can't tell my left from my right! Anyone that has ever been in the car with me knows this from painful experince, through many many turn arounds. :)

I have updated the clues for An Excellent Adventure on AQ and will do so on LbNA.
Re: An Excellent Adventure
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2943 by judithandsparky
Mar 14, 2005 4:50pm
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"I can't tell my left from my right!"



You're not alone. I had the same thing happen to me. I was so embarrased (I also don't spell well!) :~)

Weyrwoman
new box mutation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Mar 14, 2005 5:13pm
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Have ya'll heard of a "Trailer Hitch"? My friend Letterbug heard of this from Poison Ivy
Apperently, it's a twist on a hitchhiker. The stamp and notebook is passed from 'boxer to 'boxer.

I kinda like the idea. And I like name of it too. It gives me the idea to carve a stamp of my old family camper. It was lovingly dubbed "Little Miss Pittypat"...long story

What do ya'll think of this new idea?

S~N~K
Re: Virtual Letterboxing Database?
Board: Virtuals
Reply to: #2913 by Buddy and Pigtographer
Mar 14, 2005 5:31pm
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There is a bit of one, kind of....On the Yahoo group virtual letterboxing, they have a links section which lists most of the virtuals (at least all of the ones I've found so far).

That being said, I would be willing to set up a section on my site where I could post links to other virtual boxes. I have yet to set up my other areas, frankly, only because I've been so busy getting the boxes up. But, I could put up a virtual subsection off of the general letterboxing section or even create a new button to jump to a listing of them.

Or were you talking about setting up a website solely for virtual letterboxing?

Letterbug

BTW, just thought I'd let you know that your virtuals were two of the first virtuals I ever got. Once again, I learned tons of information that I never knew before.

Thank you for your hard work, too.
Re: The Great WDW Treasure Hunt
Board: Virtuals
Reply to: #2895 by Buddy and Pigtographer
Mar 14, 2005 5:35pm
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Thank you!! I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying them.

Like I've told a few people already, I'm having a blast doing these as I'm learning cool things that not only did I not know before, but also things I can use at work with guests. I like that . . . one project with two uses! <gg>

Letterbug
Re: New Virtual Box Listed
Board: Virtuals
Reply to: #2720 by Penguin Patrol
Mar 14, 2005 5:41pm
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Once upon a time, there was a little letterboxer who didn't get out very often to search out boxes. She had found a wonderful new alternative where she could gain new stamps for her logbook, but they were few and far between.

She decided to put some energy into contributing to this new alternative. Once she did, however, a strange thing occurred . . . new ones started popping up. It is a wonderful thing to occur!! The only problem now is that she seems to be so busy adding her own that she's running short on time in order to solve the new ones!!

I've got to take time to get someone else's stamps, too! I promise!! <ggg>

Looking forward to it,
Letterbug
Re: quiet Pac NW...
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #2810 by Rodeogirl73
Mar 14, 2005 5:51pm
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Thanks so much for letting me know that my letterbox is alive and well! I hope you guys really enjoy hunting for all the local letterboxes. I look forward to meeting you at a letterboxing gathering in the future!

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: quiet Pac NW...
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #2829 by Rodeogirl73
Mar 14, 2005 6:07pm
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I focus on interesting historical things or on neat and little known neat locations. We're homeschooling two kids so the more educational I can make the clues, the better!
our son loaned us a boRe: Conversion for 41 pages of People!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2910 by Don and Gwen
Mar 14, 2005 6:22pm
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Quote our son loaned us a book "Fugitives and Refugees" by Chuck Palahniuk. It is supposed to be about inside info and places in Portland. Have you heard about this book, and is it about inside info and places?
Darn it! I had bought a signed copy to save for Ryan's birthday in July, but the cat is out of the bag now and I had to go ahead and give it too him before he read it at the library! :-)

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: new box mutation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2945 by Sits N Knits
Mar 14, 2005 6:32pm
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Sounds like what they were calling a cootie. We had "fleas" at our gathering last month. Like cooties, but you can place them in a box if you want to, or hand then to someone, or conceal them secretly on them.

The fleas were Judith's contribution, but when I read her "the only rule is to have fun" insert, I hastily converted the cooties I'd been making into fleas!

DebBee
Re: quiet Pac NW...
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #2950 by daelphinus
Mar 14, 2005 6:52pm
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You want educational clues? Just ask Tooth Fairy. She's the queen of educational clues. She's in the process of making more boxes like Life Cycle of the Butterfly!

Maiden
Re: Send an address to my...
Board: State: Idaho
Reply to: #2942 by Green Tortuga
Mar 14, 2005 6:54pm
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Thanks for the update. I will be sure to keep it off in the future! Heaven's all we need is more spam! UCK!
Re: new box mutation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2952 by DebBee
Mar 14, 2005 7:44pm
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Hi Deb

I've heard of cooties. Aren't they done with thumb prints?
I've never heard of fleas...maybe they're similar to trailer hitches. I don't think TH's are secreted on to anyone. But are passed on, on purpose.

I'm now planning on drawing out a design for my Pittypat stamp =0) I'll use it somewhere

S~N~K
Re: An Excellent Adventure - "Your other right."
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #2943 by judithandsparky
Mar 14, 2005 8:02pm
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Night Owl cannot tell her left from her right either. The usually heard expression in our car is, "no, your other right."
I have plans to plant a box as such, warning at the beginning that you cannot trust the left or right directions at all but must figure it out anyway. weg
Scarab