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Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968538 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 20, 2018 2:44pm
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I’d suggest CT since it already has, I believe, the most boxes per capita/per square foot of all the NE states.

Warrior Woman
right next door in RI
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968540 by Warrior Woman
Nov 20, 2018 2:54pm
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Yes I love Connecticut, but Stone Mountain is a location, not a state. So I'm looking for a location big enough to handle that kind of density while not being spread out over an entire state :) Any suggestions of parks you think fit the bill?
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968543 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 20, 2018 3:10pm
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I’m flashing back to The Mansfield (CT) Monster Mash of ?? 2004 ?? There were hundreds and hundreds of boxes planted in Mansfield for that event (think on the scale of L&B). I’d be curious to see how many boxes are still there - perhaps a good starting point to build upon.

Warrior Woman
trying
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968538 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 20, 2018 4:21pm
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Why not plant in Virginia? Plant them...we will come!
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968538 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 20, 2018 5:28pm
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I agree that Virginia State parks would be an awesome location. The ones in the lower part of VA have very few boxes and most have been abandoned.

The great thing about LBing in VA State parks is that they welcome boxes with no charge to plant them. All you have to do is talk to staff at Park offices and give them a list of where you have planted. (I wish NC state parks felt the same way).

Bear Creek Lake State Park
Holliday lake State Pk
James River State Park
These are close together.
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968544 by Warrior Woman
Nov 20, 2018 5:29pm
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Welp, I did a quick search of the boxes from Mansfield Monster Mash in 2004 LISTED HERE IN AQ (I did not check lbna) and, ta da! there is a grand total of TWO (2) that are still active.

Warrior Woman
sitting down and shutting up
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968538 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 20, 2018 6:54pm
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Fall River, MA. The SE Mass Bioreserve is a 15,000 acre forest with at least a hundred miles of trails. http://www.thetrustees.org/assets/documents/places-to-visit/trailmaps/Bioreserve_trail_map.pdf

If you could get everything planted by late September next year, that would be great! https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4101
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968543 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 20, 2018 6:58pm
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Yes I love Connecticut, but Stone Mountain is a location, not a state. So I'm looking for a location big enough to handle that kind of density while not being spread out over an entire state :)

If you consider a single box and a 1 ft² area, that is a pretty high density per square foot. It gets twice as high if you plant letterboxes on top of each other.

So, since we don't want this small of an area considered, what do people think should be a reasonable size considered for boxing density. Should it be a minimum area be considered a city or a park? Beware of the "park" thing though because Mill Ends Park is an official park. It is "a small circle 2 ft (0.61 m) across, with a total area of 452 in² (0.292 m²)."

What shall the standard be?
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Reply to: #968563 by Oberon_Kenobi
Nov 20, 2018 7:06pm
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If you consider a single box and a 1 ft² area, that is a pretty high density per square foot.

Huh, imagine that!
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968564 by wassamatta u
Nov 20, 2018 7:12pm
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So, how do I arrange to get an area like this? (For statistical purposes only.)
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968565 by Oberon_Kenobi
Nov 20, 2018 7:22pm
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So, how do I arrange to get an area like this?

Ah, Grasshopper... to achieve such a worthy feat requires the rare combination of stealth, persistence, and thinking outside the box (but just barely outside it).
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968566 by wassamatta u
Nov 20, 2018 7:27pm
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And where do I get those statistics for an area that I want to test?
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Reply to: #968538 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 21, 2018 2:38pm
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Roughly how many boxes are there at Stone Mountain, and how big is the area?
Re: Want to create new Stone Mountain
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Reply to: #968577 by Trailhead Tessie
Nov 21, 2018 4:06pm
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Stone Mountain Park is 3,200 sq acres, about 3,000 of which are accessible. There are currently atleast a hundred active boxes (boxes I have physically touched since 6/18) plus another 250 or so I'm still trying to figure out or in parts of the part that I'm saving for group boxing trips, or that have just confounded me. I'm pretty sure stone mountains claim to highest density was more true ten years ago than it is today- but the density is high enough that I found a handful of boxes before I ever read a single clue...in some parts of the park it's like every 100 yards there is or once was a box.