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Re: Power Plant Challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975245 by Janila
May 15, 2019 11:44am
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I’d like to see the stats as well. Just for curiosity sake.
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #973643 by LadyRisa
May 15, 2019 11:47am
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So just to update everyone, I made it to the central library & found the boxes there. Wow! What a place! Thanks to everyone for the input.
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #975254 by LadyRisa
May 15, 2019 12:08pm
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Glad you had a good time. That library is wild, isn't it!
Tumble-eena to Cake Guru
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 15, 2019 1:26pm
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Hi everyone-
Just a shout out to those who know me as Tumble-eena. My trailname has changed to Cake Guru. I am fairly new to AQ but I have emailed individuals I have been in contact with while participating in various trackers. Hope there is little confusion. The trailname change was a long time coming.
Thanks!
Re: I know how to list found HH's...
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #975246 by sojourner
May 15, 2019 1:28pm
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I usually message the owner where I left the HH. I recently found an HH that was launched in January 2001 and the owner hadn't heard about it in a long time and was surprised it was still out there. The book was almost full!
Re: Power Plant Challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975245 by Janila
May 15, 2019 2:15pm
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WHEW - what an amazing challenge and participant announcement at Geekfest!

Over 80 letterboxers participated in the Power Plant Challenge!! All told, more than 2100 new boxes were planted - 2100 new traditional, permanent plants that everyone can enjoy! WOW!!! We had absolutely no clue that it would take off like that!

The patches are in the mail - literally - I sent them off to the post office this afternoon so they are on the way to everyone who could not attend. To the small group of participants who have not yet provided me your mailing address... check your AQ messages and send me your mailing address.

16 boxers planted more than 50 (FIFTY!!!!) traditional, permanent boxes in the past six months!!! SUPER SUPER AWESOME!! When the pathtags arrive, we will send out a message so we can get those out to folks.

SIX boxers planted more than 100 traditional, permanent boxes in the past six months!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! (no additional prize, but I wanted to brag on them).

The grand prize winner (of pink stuff - of course) is:

AIRSTREAM DREAMS!!! She planted an almost unbelievable (but we believe it) 181 boxes as part of this challenge and totally packed her home town and of course, North Carolina with new plants for everyone to find!

Thanks again for all the positive discussion, hype, and of course, PLANTING that came from this challenge. We would be open to having another/similar challenge in the future, and I hope everyone enjoys all the recent plants and keeps planting more boxes!

Happy Letterboxing!

Super Hedge Hoggie
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975248 by brailleboxer
May 15, 2019 2:15pm
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What I just figured out at the last Live and Breath event and I know folks have been doing this at events for YEARS....a painters half apron....you put your stamp and stamp pads and logbook in the pockets and you can easily get them in and out all day long. We even left the event and went to the local hardware store to get some for Ryan Green Tortuga Carpenter and Lea Princess Lea Fox. For an event where you are constantly having to get your stamp out and you are doing series where there is a letterbox every other minute it is perfection. Now I want to bling mine out with patches !!

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Power Plant Challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975258 by Super Hedge Hoggie
May 15, 2019 2:48pm
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Wow!!!! Thanks for the update and thank you for sponsoring this fun challenge. It was wonderful to be inspired to clear my desk of all of the stamps and logbooks that had been waiting literally for years to be planted and it looks as though a lot of others did the same thing! What a great inspiration!
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #975254 by LadyRisa
May 15, 2019 3:23pm
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Yep - amazing library. And glad you picked up a couple of my boxes. :)
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #975261 by Origami Hen
May 15, 2019 5:48pm
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When do you leave LadyRisa?
what do you use to carry your stuff
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 15, 2019 6:19pm
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you have to have something you can carry in your hand to letterbox on June 21st every year
Re: Texas fall event posted
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #975249 by Open Space
May 15, 2019 6:47pm
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Yaaay! Glad this is on! See you there!
Dinosaur in the Plumbing Aisle
Board: Yakking It Up
May 15, 2019 8:55pm
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Esmée Kramer built a life-like dinosaur from supplies form the plumbing aisle. The realistic movements are enabled by how she built it, but it is truly masterful puppetry that does the trick. Imagine if she were to put a skin on the frame.
Re: Power Plant Challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975260 by Janila
May 16, 2019 3:01am
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That's awesome... I would have had been able to plant a few more - but we had snow on the ground for most of the planting time... so if you do it again... maybe a different timeline so all areas can plant in better weather conditions :)
Re: Texas fall event posted
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #975249 by Open Space
May 16, 2019 5:08am
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I'll put it on calendar but I'm not sure we will be able to go that far.

Hope we can make it.
Thanks for hosting!
Re: Havent posted in forever
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975233 by Goofy girl
May 16, 2019 6:05am
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What? No confetti with your return to the boards?

Welcome back!
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Re: Havent posted in forever
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975270 by Road Junkies
May 16, 2019 6:22am
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Thank you *~*~*~
Re: I know how to list found HH's...
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #975223 by Twilight2000
May 16, 2019 6:59am
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Thanks all!!!
Re: Texas fall event posted
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #975267 by photopam
May 16, 2019 8:27am
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Me too. I’m possible/probable at this point but won’t be sure until September.
I signed up but if sounds too ify let me know and I’ll remove myself.
Happy Trails 🤠
Atlas Obscura: The Second 2019
Board: State: Pennsylvania
May 16, 2019 9:39am
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Hi-
For those headed to Atlas Obscura in Doylestown, PA this Sunday just be aware that it is Tile Fest weekend at the Fonthill / Moravian Tile Works grounds. So it will be $ 6 per adult to hunt any older boxes there. http://www.buckscounty.org/government/MoravianPotteryTileworks/MoravianPotteryandTileWorks/events/tile-festival
We are planting the new Atlas Obscura at Chapman park :) See you Sunday!! Lotus
Re: Dinosaur in the Plumbing Aisle
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975265 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 16, 2019 12:19pm
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That was totally awesome, hypnotic. Nice work.
Re: Power Plant Challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975258 by Super Hedge Hoggie
May 16, 2019 5:57pm
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Wonderful! All letterboxers come out ahead with your challenge! Thank you for posting and encouraging boxers to get planting even during a tough winter! Many thanks!
Fitbit Data No Longer Syncing
Board: Walking4Fun
May 17, 2019 6:01am
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I'm sort of frustrated that my steps from Fitbit are no longer syncing to W4F. The last time they synced was on May 10th.

I've tried forcing it using "fb" in the steps field. And I've tried to again start from scratch by going to settings and beginning the Fitbit process all over. Nothing seems to be working.

I'm wondering if I need to delete programs and reopen them or if there is something else I can do to get my steps recorded on W4F other than manually recording them (which I can easily do but I did get spoiled).
Re: Fitbit Data No Longer Syncing
Board: Walking4Fun
Reply to: #975280 by BBStacker
May 17, 2019 7:14am
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I'm sort of frustrated that my steps from Fitbit are no longer syncing to W4F.

Everything looks fine on W4F. Best I can figure.... you haven't actually synced your Fitbit for the past week. If Fitbit (the company, not the device) doesn't know about your steps, it can't tell W4F about them.

You can log into your Fitbit account and double-check that, but I'll bet that's the problem.

I'm not sure how you normally sync your Fitbit or what has changed for that not to happen automatically anymore, but once you get that working, it should all work fine again.

Once you do sync your Fitibit, it might take an hour or two for W4F to catch up with your week's worth of steps, but it'll catch up eventually!

-- Ryan
PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 17, 2019 9:07am
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Information here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176

Here's 2018 results: 1. Illinois 20
2. Maine 19
3. Oregon 15
4. Rhode Island 12
5. Vermont 7
6. Indiana 7
7. Georgia 5
8. Pennsylvania 5
9. Wyoming 5
10. New York 5
11. Connecticut 5
12. Virginia 4
13. New Mexico 3
14. Wisconsin 3
15. Colorado 2
16. California 2
17. Florida 2
18. North Carolina 2
19. Iowa 2
20. Puerto Rico 1
21. Texas 1
22. Washington 1
23. Arizona 1
24. West Virginia 1
25. Southern Finland 1
26. Michigan 1
27. Tennessee 1
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975282 by Wronghat
May 17, 2019 1:28pm
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I guess we're a bunch of outliers (2018: California 2) and just prefer to plant when we feel like it. I planted a series (4) earlier this month, and others in my area also planted.

J (having a deadline is too much like having to work) (>.<)
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975282 by Wronghat
May 17, 2019 1:30pm
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I see that Eevil has signed up...
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975283 by JampersandJ
May 17, 2019 1:40pm
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J (having a deadline is too much like having to work) (>.<)

I see it as an excuse to get to plant. Yippee!!
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975284 by Angel and Demon
May 17, 2019 1:43pm
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Eevil is one of the usual suspects for PAL Day-- doesn't have to, but does anyway--like the Finlanders, Finlandese, Finlandishers.
Re: To search or not?
Board: State: Alaska
Reply to: #973275 by Alaska hsm
May 17, 2019 5:39pm
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Ahoy Girl! Retirement in the works. i'm sure your boxes are still there. They were very well done. E has done a great job of combing thru the state. i relied on him to do my maintenance. Thanx E! Alaska letterboxers cover the biggest state with the least amount of boxers.

deniserows
in Kodiak