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Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Oct 31, 2018 4:44am
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I'm in! I like this challenge, perfect motivation for me to get planting again!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Oct 31, 2018 5:26am
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fellow boxers and I were discussing the future of letterboxing in North Carolina

Speaking of the future, starting in January, I'll be hosting the box of the month for North Carolina.
Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #967578 by Neoterra
Oct 31, 2018 5:31am
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We go out in winter all of the time! (I live in New York State). Every year we host a birthday hike in January. This is actually my favorite time to go out! I can't stand heat and humidity (and there are almost no bugs, too!). Depending on how cold it is we'll often schedule drive-bys or strolls so we can keep warmer (get a box, go back to the car and warm up, repeat).
I do, however, keep in mind that I may not be able to find or get to all of the boxes that I am trying for because of snow and/or ice. And if the roads are bad we don't go out (safety first!)
I hope you have fun!
-PLP
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967535 by Hanky Panky Patrol
Oct 31, 2018 6:37am
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There may have been a letterboxer who--while frightened of chiggers/fire ants/poisonous snakes/burrs/scorpions coming into contact with their nether regions when they headed off the trail to pee--experienced an embarrassing incident. But that might be just a rumor. And I'm not naming any names.
Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #967578 by Neoterra
Oct 31, 2018 6:56am
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Well, where we live in Southern Indiana, the weather changes on a dime. We have had tornadoes in January followed by 2 feet of snow. In our area, letterboxing is a year round hobby. No back seats to inclement weather!

Hope this helps!!
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967535 by Hanky Panky Patrol
Oct 31, 2018 7:16am
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Well I, for one, was shocked and appalled to find this outside my dorm door awaiting my arrival.

4eyes
Hanky Panky Supplies Recipient
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967535 by Hanky Panky Patrol
Oct 31, 2018 7:32am
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And many of you are guilty of Muggle snugglin’. Never seen so many wanted people, but then again y'all were in Texas! Maybe you all should be Renegades!
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967521 by Renegades
Oct 31, 2018 7:34am
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Wow, early results of poll show Michigan in a slight lead, with Texas as a close second. You Colorado and Virginia people need to step up!
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967589 by Rocklun
Oct 31, 2018 7:39am
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There may have been a letterboxer who--while frightened of chiggers/fire ants/poisonous snakes/burrs/scorpions coming into contact with their nether regions when they headed off the trail to pee--experienced an embarrassing incident. But that might be just a rumor. And I'm not naming any names.

Sounds like someone soiled their . . um . . trail reputation!
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967594 by U.P. Freely
Oct 31, 2018 7:41am
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Sounds like someone soiled their . . um . . trail reputation!

"Someone" may have!! ;^)
Re: Winter or Winter Holiday Stamps?
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #967554 by Warrior Woman
Oct 31, 2018 7:45am
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Excellent! We should be able to work out something for passing it on :)
Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #967578 by Neoterra
Oct 31, 2018 7:49am
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In Arizona we do more boxing in the winter as it is TOOOOO HOT to hike during the summer days. We do box year round but the longer trails are best done around 100 degrees or less..
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967592 by Renegades
Oct 31, 2018 7:49am
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If muggle snugglin’ is a crime, then I’m guilty as charged. Where’s the fuzzy handcuffs?
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967593 by Renegades
Oct 31, 2018 7:57am
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It was a surprise to some Colorado people that we were on the list. :-D
Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #967578 by Neoterra
Oct 31, 2018 8:01am
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I love winter boxing. Everything others have mentioned is true. And, in the north you may discover a box you can see but cannot get because it is frozen in ice. Just like a wooly mammoth!!
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967567 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 31, 2018 8:04am
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Alaska????? The whole state would have to be on the planning committee.
Happy Cake Day christmas6
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Oct 31, 2018 8:22am
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Happy Happy Cake Day to you! I hope you have a wonderful Halloween AQversary! May you find all the boxes you seek and your carves be beautiful!

Jlsd0218
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967598 by The Muggle Snuggler
Oct 31, 2018 8:30am
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Where’s the fuzzy handcuffs?

Yes? Someone call? Just call me Fuzzy! How can I be of service?
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967593 by Renegades
Oct 31, 2018 8:38am
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Where's the poll?
Re: Happy Cake Day christmas6
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #967602 by jlsd0218
Oct 31, 2018 8:51am
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Happy AQversary! I hope you have a great one!
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967603 by Fuzzy Handcuffs
Oct 31, 2018 9:25am
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Yes? Someone call? Just call me Fuzzy! How can I be of service?

Why yes I did! You left your key on the nightstand Fuzzy!
Re: Happy Cake Day christmas6
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #967602 by jlsd0218
Oct 31, 2018 9:31am
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Happy Cake Day! Yea! Happy Fall too!
Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #967578 by Neoterra
Oct 31, 2018 9:34am
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Do many of you go out much for letterboxing in winter?

In Alaska, no, not usually. When I have tried, I tend to find boxes well frozen to the ground. In fact, I still have two I know of that I have not made a trip back to try again yet for that reason now that I am thinking about it... However the ones around Anchorage (assuming that is where you are located) are at least worth trying in winter since you don't have to spend a lot of time outside.

Id like to hear thoughts on keeping the hobby alive as we head into winter. I'm brand new, like I don't have a stamp yet. Just been trying to read here and start preparing from there because I truly love the idea.

I solve mystery clues all the time. Not just local ones; anywhere I think I MIGHT travel at some point in the quasi-near future since often times, those take more effort to figure out.

You can also work on a stamp and try some carving to see how it goes. When I first learned of letterboxing I went to the local park, followed clues, found a box, look at everything then put it back and went home. Over the next six weeks stamps were designed and carved, markers and logbooks were purchased and then finally a return trip was made to that first box to "officially" find it.
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967606 by Someone
Oct 31, 2018 9:41am
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Why yes I did! You left your key on the nightstand Fuzzy!

If only. . . I . . . could. . . . . . . . . reach it!
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967592 by Renegades
Oct 31, 2018 9:44am
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many of you are guilty of Muggle snugglin’

I know for a fact that is true, and I will name names.
When I went to pick up the dolls and hot tub from behind the women's dorm, Ken and the Barbies were still going at it. The box was so hot I had to carry it with a towel to its new location.

Silver Eagle
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967601 by Renegades
Oct 31, 2018 9:48am
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Alaska????? The whole state would have to be on the planning committee.

All ~10 quasi-active letterboxers you mean?

At least we have lots of muggle-free places to plant the boxes. Now if we could only keep the bears away from the event...
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967611 by Eidolon
Oct 31, 2018 9:59am
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When you have to list the Alaskan Brown Bear as a letrterboxing nuisance animal that will give people pause!
Re: LBXX & LBXXV
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #967604 by Spartanfans
Oct 31, 2018 10:02am
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Where's the poll?

Well, first you have to write an email to the Renegades and prove that you are a valid and worthy letterboxer in order to receive an email 3 weeks later with the details of how to find the poll...
Re: Hanky Panky Hotline
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967603 by Fuzzy Handcuffs
Oct 31, 2018 11:18am
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Just call me Fuzzy! How can I be of service?

My Dear Fuzzy - are you ok with close encounters of the muggle kind?
Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #967578 by Neoterra
Oct 31, 2018 11:19am
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Yes, absolutely, go outside all winter, especially if you live in the north or you will get cabin fever. I do look for letterboxes if the snow isn't too deep, but just go out there with the attitude that I have a low probability of finding the box (unless it's an actual snow box, but no one seems to plant those in my parts). Getting a high quality pair of microspikes made a huge difference for me because our trails get very icy, and now I can walk on them like they are sidewalks.