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Re: Do you find HH's are pretty much ignored?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #976288 by christmas6
Jun 12, 2019 4:05pm
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It's very sad
Re: It's Trekkie Day!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #976286 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 12, 2019 4:37pm
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You're a teenager now!!! Congrats! =)

-- Ryan
Traps on Newport trails
Board: State: Rhode Island
Jun 12, 2019 5:41pm
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Press release today -

‘Newport Police want to inform visitors to Miantonomi Memorial Park using the hiking trails the following message;
An incident regarding the placement of string and wire type materials across several hiking trails has been discovered. These items were promptly removed.
This act could present a hazard to those unsuspecting hikers and walkers using the trails in the park. Newport Police urges anyone with information on this incident or the discovery of new such hazards to contact the police department at the non-emergency numbers of 847-1306’

I dunno who is doing this and where it may happen again, so box seekers in R.I., use extra caution.

Warrior Woman
as if black bears and bobcats weren’t enough trouble around here
Re: Traps on Newport trails
Board: State: Rhode Island
Reply to: #976291 by Warrior Woman
Jun 12, 2019 6:32pm
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Not again. Didn’t this happen like 2 years ago, but I’ve forgotten where? It was someone trying to stop dirt bike riders, but in the worst way possible :(
Re: Traps on Newport trails
Board: State: Rhode Island
Reply to: #976292 by Honeychyck
Jun 12, 2019 6:57pm
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Newport has some bad mojo going on, including the deliberate poisoning of trees

Warrior Woman
safely on the other side of both bridges
Re: Do you find HH's are pretty much ignored?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #976289 by MamaZuke
Jun 12, 2019 7:03pm
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I LOVE HH! I am still pretty new at letterboxing, so I have no problem finding boxes to move them along to. I have a few cooties out and about, and get a kick out of seeing them logged in, so I always pass along the courtesy of logging in a find of any kind. I agree with the previous comments about having the HH & logbook a small size.
Re: I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, you have no idea how sorry I am
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #976285 by Topcollector
Jun 12, 2019 7:05pm
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No doubt, you had your reasons. Probably excellent ones.
Re: I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, you have no idea how sorry I am
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #976295 by Wry Me
Jun 12, 2019 8:06pm
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I remember singing it with my kids, when they were kids. My oldest will be 40 next year. Yikes.
Re: Do you find HH's are pretty much ignored?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #976261 by MamaZuke
Jun 13, 2019 3:02am
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I love HHs! I have many out in the wild and get reports occasionally. It doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t matter to me if they sit in a box or a backpack for a while either. As far as I’m concerned, they are a bit like a box. Some don’t see a lot of action. But I always take HHs, log in and move them along. It’s still fun to me to open and box and find an extra surprise.
June 21st Hike Naked Day
Board: Walking4Fun
Jun 13, 2019 3:03am
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Where will you go?
Brownie points for photos. (discrete, discreet photo of GT earn bonus points)
Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Jun 13, 2019 6:39am
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Governor Lamont just announced Sleeping Giant State Park will reopen tomorrow! Lets go check on those boxes!
Re: June 21st Hike Naked Day
Board: Walking4Fun
Reply to: #976299 by Grrly Girl
Jun 13, 2019 7:13am
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No plans to hike naked this year. Sorry! =)

-- Ryan
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976300 by Hurcher
Jun 13, 2019 7:19am
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Hmmm, I had other plans but I do have Friday off. Anyone else thinking of going there tomorrow?
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976300 by Hurcher
Jun 13, 2019 7:20am
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Who’s in? I have tomorrow off to check on some.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976300 by Hurcher
Jun 13, 2019 8:00am
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I'm in! I get out of work at 2 and I work in New Haven!
Re: Do you find HH's are pretty much ignored?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #976273 by 7rxc
Jun 13, 2019 9:04am
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I'm another one who tends to hunt for boxes long left lonely. I have nearly as many attempts as I do finds because I keep looking for boxes that haven't been found in 7-10 years. The first hitchhiker I found, I only realized a week later that the "extra" ziploc back at the bottom of the box was probably a hitchhiker, so I went back for it. And the only reason that thought even occurred to me was from a thread here on AQ. I wonder now how many I might have missed just because I didn't think to look for them, or before I even knew what "HH" written on a bag might mean.

I've only found 2 hitchhikers now, and both had been in their box at least a year since the last finder, and for one, although there were a dozen stamps in the book, I was the first person in six years to log it. So people are participating without logging. Oh, this last one was on AQ even though the box it was left in was only listed on letterboxing.org. So anyone who only uses only letterboxing.org might not even be able to log the HH in on AQ, but they will move it along anyway, which is cool.

It's funny to me that some people would let a HH stay in the box because they think it might be a few months before they can move it on - I almost never find a box within a few months of the last finder. It's probably way closer to two years. Taking the HH and moving it to a newer LB would move it along way faster, even if it takes a few months.
New Shakespeare-themed LTC swap
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jun 13, 2019 9:17am
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Please consider joining my The Play's the Thing LTC swap. Anything Shakespearean is welcome!
Re: June 21st Hike Naked Day
Board: Walking4Fun
Reply to: #976299 by Grrly Girl
Jun 13, 2019 9:35am
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Too many mosquitoes around these parts for that craziness!
Re: Do you find HH's are pretty much ignored?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #976308 by Guinea Pigs
Jun 13, 2019 9:39am
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I almost never find a box within a few months of the last finder.

Same here. I think HH should just be moved along. There’s no guarantees when a box will be visited next.
Re: June 21st Hike Naked Day
Board: Walking4Fun
Reply to: #976310 by LadyRisa
Jun 13, 2019 11:15am
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Yes,
mosquitoes around these parts

is EXACTLY the issue!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976306 by Brandy
Jun 13, 2019 11:38am
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I'm in! I get out of work at 2 and I work in New Haven!

Tentative plan is to meet about 2:00 pm on Friday at the main entrance to Sleeping Giant. From there we'll be checking on Toonces at the bottom of the Quarry, then up the head on the Blue Trail, checking on Eye of Canada, then to the Tower Trail and follow the Tower Trail to the Tower, checking on the Sky 2015 bonus and Sleeping Giant State Park. From there who knows, possibly following Blue to Violet to check on Tarka the Otter. After that, any route back will work.

There are other boxes along this route, so if anyone wants to join us and can remember what boxes are in these areas, please feel free to print out the clues and we can take a look.

If you can't get there by 2:00, just follow our route because depending on conditions around the box locations, we might be pretty slow and you can catch up.

I'm going to bring a handsaw and pruners in case some trees are in the way, which sounds likely. I'd recommend bringing tools if you've got them.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976313 by Trailhead Tessie
Jun 13, 2019 12:20pm
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I’m not sure about my work schedule & I definitely have to be ready to sing at an evening service, so I don’t think I can make it... but if you could possibly check on my Sky 2015: Little Green Sprout, I’d be much obliged!

Kitkat
Re: I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, you have no idea how sorry I am
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #976003 by Topcollector
Jun 13, 2019 12:40pm
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had a snake get caught in my belt loop a couple times when I volunteered at the zoo handling animals

What!?!? That is so cool!!! I love you even more now! 🐍 👖🐍👖
Re: Do you find HH's are pretty much ignored?
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #976261 by MamaZuke
Jun 13, 2019 12:46pm
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I think I get quite a few hitchhiker logs. I get more hitchhiker logs than box logs. But I actually ask nicely to please log my HH so I can see the travels. 🤗
🤗
That may or may not make a difference. People don't have to log anything.
But as an artist who loves this hobby, it's very fun when they do. :-) It's really neat to see how far they go.
Re: June 21st Hike Naked Day
Board: Walking4Fun
Reply to: #976299 by Grrly Girl
Jun 13, 2019 12:54pm
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Time to break out the combo sunscreen & mosquito repellent.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976314 by Kit Kat 61
Jun 13, 2019 12:58pm
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but if you could possibly check on my Sky 2015: Little Green Sprout, I’d be much obliged

Will do! I did notice that box is listed as 'retired' rather than 'unavailable'. When I see 'retired' I think it's done forever and probably missing and wouldn't think to check it after the storm. I switched all my Giant boxes back to 'active' with a note at the top of the clues saying I don't know if the boxes are accessible after the big storm.
Big Horn Boxers Event
Board: Event News and Planning
Jun 13, 2019 1:36pm
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If you are in Montana...I mean southeast Montana...this week, consider coming to my event. Lots of spots still open. All new boxes devoted to Native American Bead Designs...hand carved stamps.
Re: Big Horn Boxers Event
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #976320 by CatsPJs
Jun 13, 2019 1:45pm
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Will those boxes be permanent plants? I may have a chance to get them later in the year.
Re: Traps on Newport trails
Board: State: Rhode Island
Reply to: #976292 by Honeychyck
Jun 13, 2019 2:04pm
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I think that was Oregon? So sad.
Aliens stole my memories!?!?
Board: LTC Collective
Jun 13, 2019 2:26pm
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That's the only explanation I have. Other than some type of amnesia after I had my wisdom teeth removed. everything went wrong and that was the most pain I've ever been in my entire life. I still wake up in pain every single night.

I just saw that I had joined a tracker on around January 28th. I had a pretty traumatic butcher job of a wisdom teeth removal surgery on February 1st. So basically I don't remember joining this tracker. But lo, there is a carved pumpkin symbol next to my listing. So I'm like okay, it's possible. Anything is possible. I go look in the box to see if there's any way I've carved the stamp already, and to see at least if I have any pink stuff. By some chance I decided to look in a pre-taped envelope. Not only had a carved the stamp, I made the entire set of cards already. I am quite impressed with myself. I think I must have really had a good time making these 🙄🤤😁
Maybe I'm still waiting for the anesthesia to wear off.

Btw, there are still openings:
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10105

🤗