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Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 8:21am
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What's the power plant challenge?
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Reply to: #969802 by Rocklun
Dec 31, 2018 8:28am
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Nov 17, 2018: Power Plant Challenge
Calling all letterboxers: It's time to plant more boxes!

On the looooong ride back from L&B, fellow boxers and I were discussing the future of letterboxing in North Carolina and decided:
1. We want to be able to find more letterboxes in NC
and
2. Newer letterboxers would be attracted to letterboxing if they don't strike out on their first few searches due to older MIA boxes

Therefore - we have created a Power Plant challenge! We challenge all letterboxers to plant 10 traditional boxes in the next six months. Imagine - if even 10 boxers accepted the challenge - that would be 100 new boxes. If 40 boxers did it, 400 new boxes in the state for everyone to enjoy! Even if planting is not your favorite part of letterboxing - the only way to get new boxes (and boxers) is to plant - so let's all plant together!

~ Of course, there are prizes ~
Participants who plant at least ten traditional permanent plants between Nov. 1 and April 30 will receive a Power Planter Patch.
Participants who plant at least 50 traditional permanent plants between Nov. 1 and April 30 will receive a Power Planter Path tag.
There will be special recognition and a grand prize (TBD) for the participant who plants the most traditional permanent plants during this six month period.

~ Quality is important ~
While this is a planting challenge, it's important to still think through your permanent plant - don't just toss boxes out and hope for the best. Plant boxes in locations you would be able to check on, are safe from muggle meddling, and will hopefully be around for quite a while. Drive by, long hike, easy clue, challenging puzzle - and all shapes and sizes of letterboxes in between - those details are up to you. You could do a series or individual boxes. Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.

~ Other details: boxers and boxes everwhere are welcome!
Anyone can participate - even boxers in other states
You can plant anywhere - even other states (letterboxing while traveling is a grand adventure)!

~ OK - you're IN - how to participate:
1. Send me an AQ message to let me know you want to participate! You can contact me at any time during our six month challenge.
2. Plant at least ten boxes (or way more) over the next six months (Nov. 1 through April 30, 2019).
3. We will recognize all participants at the big GeekFest event in Raleigh at the start of May. You do not need to be present to participate (but we know you want to come to this huge event). We will share all the participants who qualify for the patch and pathtag, and announce the grand prize winner. If you are not able to attend GeekFest, we will send you your patch/path tag through snailmail.

Let me know if you have any questions, and plant on, NC! (Super Hedge Hoggie)

Power Plant Challenge brought to you by:
Airstream Dreams
Bluebird
Mouse Nanny
Sudoku Crazy
Super Hedge Hoggie
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 8:57am
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Thank you. I missed this post but already have 4 plants toward that goal!
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 10:22am
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Very interesting, and frankly the kind of external motivation I need to complete my own NY resolution - lol! Am I understanding correctly that this is open to NC letterboxers or out-of-state letterboxers planing in NC? (In other words, someone such as myself - a CO letterboxer planting in CO - wouldn't fit with this challenge?) If my understanding is correct, is it Ok to knock off this idea?
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Reply to: #969806 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 11:43am
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~ Other details: boxers and boxes everywhere are welcome!
Anyone can participate - even boxers in other states
You can plant anywhere - even other states (letterboxing while traveling is a grand adventure)!
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Reply to: #969809 by Road Junkies
Dec 31, 2018 12:03pm
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Thanks... I interpreted that differently.
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 12:05pm
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Please, we don't need more flingers.
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Reply to: #969812 by Kirbert
Dec 31, 2018 12:23pm
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Please, we don't need more flingers.

True, of course, but the call for quality is emphasized so I don't think this event is promoting the indiscriminate spewing of garbage (ISOG)
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Reply to: #969812 by Kirbert
Dec 31, 2018 12:32pm
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Guess you missed this part of the post?

~ Quality is important ~
While this is a planting challenge, it's important to still think through your permanent plant - don't just toss boxes out and hope for the best. Plant boxes in locations you would be able to check on, are safe from muggle meddling, and will hopefully be around for quite a while. Drive by, long hike, easy clue, challenging puzzle - and all shapes and sizes of letterboxes in between - those details are up to you. You could do a series or individual boxes. Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.
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Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 2:08pm
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Let's see... I'm planting over 400 for Final Flight... How about thatπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 3:00pm
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do they have to be permanent traditional plants? I always do a holiday series in Missouri which is only planted through winter.
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Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 3:06pm
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I just planted my third one today.

Honestly without the challenge, I don't think I'd push myself to get one out there. I got this one ready with a two day notice.
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Reply to: #969823 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Dec 31, 2018 4:36pm
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Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.
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Reply to: #969797 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 4:40pm
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I've decided to aim for at least 1 plant each month during 2019. I need some sort of deadline or something to get me moving, too many stamps sitting in a pile (next to the containers so I don't really have an excuse).

I though of inviting others to join me, and was about to post asking for advice for how I could do that (tracker, etc)? - sort of like a letterbox-hiding-support-group. I wasn't aware of the Power Plant Challenge; so glad it was reposted in this thread. Thanks!
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Reply to: #969830 by Bon Echo
Dec 31, 2018 7:20pm
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I though of inviting others to join me, and was about to post asking for advice for how I could do that (tracker, etc)? - sort of like a letterbox-hiding-support-group.

Planting day in West Austin