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Larry Lizard
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 18, 2019 6:29am
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I’m sad to report that after a long and happy life of eleven years (110 lizard years) Larry Lizard has left his literary home at Nanini Library into permanent rest. His demise was likely the unfortunate result of a guest skimmer helping with shelf cleanup. While his loss is unfortunate he gave much pleasure to staff and visitors alike during his tenure. His loss is doubly unfortunate as he was my first. You always remember your first.

The staff understands that Larry himself can never be replaced but anxiously requested to be allowed to care for a new adoptee.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #970307 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 6:46am
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There is a June 1st Trails Day Hike at Sleeping Giant, I have Fridays off so I hope to spend a big part of the day there on May 31st.
Re: "All About Duxbury" Intro to Letterboxing Event!
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #974278 by RubyReads
Apr 18, 2019 7:11am
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Super excited! It's going to be a fun event.
The Rhode Island Egg Hunt is going on the same weekend, but it'll be both Saturday and Sunday, so we get to do both!
Re: Larry Lizard
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974301 by Baqash
Apr 18, 2019 8:13am
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Condolences.
Re: 2019 hallmark
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 8:15am
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I might actually have to get that one. Nice.
Re: Mystery carver. May be event soon
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #974293 by Witch Kittin
Apr 18, 2019 8:21am
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For some reason my slideshow won't work on this album. Hmmm.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974202 by mattyfungos
Apr 18, 2019 8:37am
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Let me see if I have an old map. Stay tuned!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974302 by cooledcoyote
Apr 18, 2019 8:47am
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Is there a definite opening date for the park? Just because there is a Trails Day hike there doesn't necessarily mean the park will be open to the general public yet. I heard they were trying to be open by Memorial Day, but they were also trying to be open last fall. An authorized, guided hike might be allowed even when the park is still closed.
Re: Mystery carver. May be event soon
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #974290 by Witch Kittin
Apr 18, 2019 9:15am
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Thanks for saving these. What a mystery! Somebody was super busy and then to just leave them? Maybe they were donated from an estate. Anyway, I don't live anywhere near you so I couldn't come to an event but if its virtual can I "reserve" the Homo Habilis?? I'm an archaeologist so that stamp is right up my alley! If not, I'd still be happy to buy some. I'm not likely to host an even but I could plant a series.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974307 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 18, 2019 9:52am
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Rats! I can't seem to find my old maps. They must still be in storage. I will be moving again into my permanent house in late June. If you can wait until I find them, let me know.

BB
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974308 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 10:00am
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My sister has been helping with the clean up. It still sounds like there is a lot to get done. She expressed concern over the proposed memorial weekend openeing.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974308 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 10:30am
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All I see is there is a hike planned, hopefully it is fully open by then.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974307 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 18, 2019 10:31am
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I texted an old map with outdated blazes, he’s all set.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974311 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 12:04pm
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My sister has been helping with the clean up.

Please tell your sister "thank you!"

Seems like there are two different issues with the opening. One is the picnic area and the new landscaping/seeding, and it would be very bad to have people walking all over that before it's fully established.

The other is the risk of someone getting hurt on a trail that isn't cleared, especially if crews are in there chainsawing. I can attest that people are pretty stupid when our volunteers are using power equipment. We'll have signs up telling people to stop and ask permission before proceeding but they will still walk directly under a leaning tree that someone is sawing.
Re: 2019 hallmark
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 12:51pm
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Do you suppose that is a real functioning compass?
Re: Larry Lizard
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974301 by Baqash
Apr 18, 2019 1:15pm
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I'm so sorry for your loss! ((Hugs))
Re: 2019 hallmark
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974315 by Kirbert
Apr 18, 2019 1:28pm
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Do you suppose that is a real functioning compass?

True story:
Martin Dies State Park had these really cool neon park shirts with a compass rose on them. Affixed to the back was a disclaimer warning purchasers not to use it for navigational purposes and that they would not be held liable for misuse, injury, etc. Hilarious.

So now, if you ask me which way is north, I can point to my chins.
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971269 by Green Tortuga
Apr 18, 2019 1:38pm
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Why? Just Why?
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974314 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 3:29pm
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It is heartbreaking to see the logging operation going on along Mt Carmel Ave. The crossover trails won't have a tree on them at this rate.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974319 by DevilinDog
Apr 18, 2019 4:39pm
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It is heartbreaking to see the logging operation going on along Mt Carmel Ave. The crossover trails won't have a tree on them at this rate.

Give it a few years. The open canopy will let more light in and hopefully the shrubs and saplings will be able to explode, if there aren't too many deer. After that, the forest will be a lot thicker and there will be more wildlife.
Re: 2019 hallmark
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 7:02pm
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I gotta get that!!!
Re: 2019 hallmark
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974315 by Kirbert
Apr 18, 2019 7:37pm
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Do you suppose that is a real functioning compass?

As real and functioning as any.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974180 by Wry Me
Apr 18, 2019 7:55pm
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Now she doesn’t attend my events.

At least that you know of. Better go check those logbooks. ;)

Actually, I know for a fact that she will not log into logbooks if she knows she is not welcome there. I've seen her do it and she told me exactly why.
Postage?
Board: LTC Collective
Apr 18, 2019 9:02pm
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How many forever stamps are required these days to send a padded 4×9 mailer with 12 ltc's?
I've been using flat mailers, so I kinda lost track!
Re: Postage?
Board: LTC Collective
Reply to: #974324 by Gypsy Fiddler
Apr 18, 2019 9:50pm
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The padded mailers are now considered "first class packages". You have to figure out the zone here:
https://postcalc.usps.com/DomesticZoneChart
and then the weight, to calculate the postage. Or take it to the post office. Not as simple as it used to be.
Re: Mystery carver. May be event soon
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #974309 by detective
Apr 19, 2019 6:57am
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I'd be happy to save that one for you. Where can I send it?
Re: Postage?
Board: LTC Collective
Reply to: #974325 by Wise Wanderer
Apr 19, 2019 7:50am
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For my postals, I just use this USPS site, which automatically figures out the price (taking zone into consideration) after you fill in the zip, size/shape, "package" rate, and weight.

https://postcalc.usps.com/

And then, I go to my Paypal acct, which gives me a discounted price, and print out my label :)
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974323 by RIclimber
Apr 19, 2019 10:04am
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Actually, I know for a fact that she will not log into logbooks

Pretty sure that's against the rules and therefore not a "real find," since no one can verify your find by seeing your stamp when they visit the log book. Therefore, neither of them actually exist, at least some of the time. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..."
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974330 by Wry Me
Apr 19, 2019 12:47pm
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Pretty sure that's against the rules and therefore not a "real find," since no one can verify your find by seeing your stamp when they visit the log book.

Then what happens with the various boxes in Illinois that have no logbooks? There have been stamps planted here for a few years now with no logbooks. Should they be removed from atlasquest since they can't be a "real find"? :)
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974332 by Early Risers
Apr 19, 2019 1:31pm
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My thoughts too. I mean, I plant sometimes without logbooks. A magnet LB here, a vacation plant there, etc.

To my knowledge the logbook requirement is geocaching-only as the cache swag is not the cache, but the logbook is. And with LB, the bare minimum is a stamp, so I imagine as long as you have it in your own logbook then you are golden. (special exceptions for loss, fire, etc. of course)