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Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967586 by Johnsosaurus
Nov 1, 2018 5:32pm
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And where in North Carolina might that box be?
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967726 by Mouse Nanny
Nov 2, 2018 4:59am
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And where in North Carolina might that box be?

Left of Asheville-Western North Carolina, so it'll be a reason to visit the smoky mountains.
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 3, 2018 6:19am
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I'm in, as long as boxing in other states counts! Great idea!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 3, 2018 6:14pm
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I see ASD is getting a good start on this..... I see you. I'll be carving over here. Just you wait!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967881 by Munkeybee
Nov 3, 2018 6:55pm
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More going out soon. Teeheee
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 3, 2018 11:31pm
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I may not be in NC anymore (born and schooled there) but I would love to take part in this. I already have a few sets ready to be planted, just looking for the right spot and a few site specific carves that are just waiting for me to get there to plant them. They will be planted all up and down the west coast over the next six months!!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967881 by Munkeybee
Nov 4, 2018 8:15am
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I'm watching her too...
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967887 by airstream dreams
Nov 10, 2018 3:58pm
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Got my ten planted.

Ahem...my FIRST ten.

This was a perfect excuse to finally do the ones I planted today. I've had the images picked out for over a year and found the trail I wanted to plant on in the spring. Thanks to the team for giving me the motivation to finally carve and get them in the woods :)

Stay tuned for more.... I have more ready to be deployed :)
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 11, 2018 7:50am
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I have a virtual event going for the same reason. Illinois is celebrating 200 years - our bicentennial! That gave me the idea to do a virtual event called:

Party Like It's 199 + 1 - Help us Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial!. It has been great fun to find all kinds of things to celebrate for our state. Many people from many states have joined in on the fun. Then, a friend of mine challenged me to try to get 200 boxes planted for the bicentennial. We now have 129 boxes planted in 11 states! There is even an Illinois Bicentennial box planted in NC!

AQ #296970 Illinois Bicentennial: The Road to 200 Went Through NC by Outdoorsoccer

I think as letterboxers we should place focus to planting as well as finding. And, we must be creative to encourage people to plant boxes. I applaud your POWER PLANT challenge! I have planted 36 boxes for the Illinois Bicentennial event so far plus a few others.

Keep the wonderful ideas coming! Hope you think about travel to Illinois next summer and find many of the Illinois Bicentennial boxes along the way to join us at Homerdoodle in the Woods on July 20th.
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968177 by Munkeybee
Nov 12, 2018 11:41am
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I've been carving away.

Got one all ready to plant and just about have permission to plant. Just need to write up the clue and get approval. She's very excited about having it, but also wants to have some control...

I am carving a series of 15 to plant and have 4 done. Finished my NC box for my State Mottos series.

Through all of this, I realized I need to go to the eye doctor. It's really hard to carve right now!!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968261 by Sudoku Crazy
Nov 12, 2018 12:09pm
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I can't wait to go find them! I've got 11 out, 2 more boxed and ready, and a couple ideas in mind :)
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
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Reply to: #968261 by Sudoku Crazy
Nov 12, 2018 2:11pm
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You NC ladies are going wild!!! I have planted 4 so far since November 1st. Looking forward to getting down to your area to find all these awesome boxes!!!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967586 by Johnsosaurus
Nov 12, 2018 7:39pm
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And I will be hosting for Pennsylvania!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
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Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 18, 2018 9:48pm
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Challenge Accepted

I found the book "Weird Carloinas" in a Little Free Library & have a few locations I've got to see! Perfect muses for LBX'es.
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 20, 2018 10:03am
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Ok, I'm in too. I planted one this past weekend but will probably struggle to make it to 10. Anyone care to make a donation or two?🙂
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968531 by THE RED CYCLONE
Nov 20, 2018 10:42am
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Jason - congrats on your plant this weekend!

I will send you all the stamps you want if you want to plant them! I love carving, but planting is H A R D (which is why we set this six month challenge at 10 plants) :)

Sarah
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968532 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 20, 2018 2:48pm
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Thanks so much. I am guessing I would need 6 or 7. I'm in PA right now visiting my mom so I'll get back to you in a few days. 😊😊
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
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Reply to: #968541 by THE RED CYCLONE
Nov 20, 2018 4:12pm
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I'm in PA right now visiting my mom so I'll get back to you in a few days.

Please, please, please plant a few in PA!!!!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968532 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 21, 2018 8:41am
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Sarah, I will plant for you! Power Plant challenge or not, I find places where I think "There should be a letterbox there."
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #967575 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Nov 21, 2018 6:02pm
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Sarah - just saw this and think it's an excellent idea! We've been worried about the state of letterboxing here in the Charlotte area. We need more boxes and boxers here! So count us in and we'll make Destiny3 participate too! We just planted 3 zombie boxes in Charlotte over the summer and it looks like Hurricane Flo got 2 of them. Never in a million years did we think the boxes we planted would get washed away so I guess we better plan for these 1000 year floods when we plant!
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968581 by Helms' Flying Adventure
Nov 22, 2018 5:22pm
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We will try to plant a few here in SC. I have 1 that I have started carving & needs to be planted soon.
9 more in 6 months? I can do that & carve for the Dead Pool Postal Ring.

td
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968581 by Helms' Flying Adventure
Nov 23, 2018 4:35am
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I had the same thing happen. I lost 3 to Flo in Fayetteville, and all 3 were hidden higher than the flood levels of Matthew so I thought they were good! I haven't confirmed the ones I have in New Bern and Wilmington yet.

All the more reason to plant some more! Surely it won't happen again so soon...I hope!!!!
For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Nov 29, 2018 3:10am
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I just heard that Walkin Orange passed away on 11/4. I have many fond memories of our letterboxing days. We hiked 13 miles through the Uwharries together, he introduced me to Orienteering (where his boxing name comes from) and was so creative in his art, clues, and carves. His boxes were a joy to find as well as his LTCs. I remember him always smiling and joking with me. Joan was Here was his wife (aka Pink Elephant).
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 5:11am
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I remember Walkin Orange, it was March 2007, I was at Cane Creek in Waxhaw doing the "When is a Raven Like a Desk" series.

I noticed a man sitting at a bench overlook the water, he seemed to be watching me. I needed to be at the log at the woodline where the box was but I couldn't get it with him sitting there.

So I walked over close to him and mentioned the water or the weather, and he said , the box is over behind the log, we both laughed and then started talking LBing.

I told him that there was going to be an event the next day and he should come. He said he didn't know about it and had not signed up. I told him that was OK he could still come. Much to my surprise he did come.

I've seen him at several events since, always kind, and pleasant to be around. I'll always remember the way I met him.

RIP dear Walkin Orange
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 7:08am
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I remember meeting him that time y'all had the meet and greet for my family when we were visiting North Carolina. He was a real sweet heart, and had quite the sense of humor.
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 7:48am
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I remember him. I enjoyed chatting with him at a couple of gatherings. I think he did a little mini teach on orienteering at one of the gatherings. An interesting man.

Knit Wit
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 10:14am
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I was just wondering a couple of weeks ago if he was still in LB'ing. Although I only found one of his boxes it was a neat stamp. I met him once at a event in NC and he was very nice and I enjoyed listening to him talk about his adventures.
Prayers for his family
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 1:18pm
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Yes I met them at one of Dina and Charlie's events! I'm saddened to hear of his passing.

Gg
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
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Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 4:00pm
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so sad
Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968886 by The Wolf Family
Nov 29, 2018 5:48pm
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Thanks for letting us know. So many people come and go from this hobby, it becomes hard to keep track of them unless you become close. I always enjoyed talking with him at events.
RIP Walkin Orange.