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Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971570 by sketchy-looking guy
Feb 16, 2019 12:09pm
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Well, the letterbox community wins. I wouldn't say the rangers win... The people it matters to can see my boxes, which after seeing your stats (sketchy-looking guy) that it won't matter at all.
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971552 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 16, 2019 12:54pm
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So, Fantastic Mrs. Fox, can I ask what state this is in? The only reason I ask is for informational purposes only as we travel & I want to start hiding more boxes as we do. We also camp. This is surprising.
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Reply to: #971583 by All 4 Bama
Feb 16, 2019 1:49pm
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can I ask what state this is in

Whatever you do don't temporary or otherwise plant in Prince William Forest Park, Dumfries, VA. There was an event there and it was supposed to be a 2 day event and the ranger forced us to pull all the boxes on the morning of the first day. It was very sad as the event planner had worked very hard and many people had come and we were also very disappointed!!!
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971581 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 16, 2019 1:52pm
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The people it matters to can see my boxes, which after seeing your stats (sketchy-looking guy) that it won't matter at all.

Just an alias that I thought might fit the logbook stalking theme. Is that 2018 in your profile? Congrats on one year of boxing!!!
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971589 by sketchy-looking guy
Feb 16, 2019 2:02pm
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Just an alias that I thought might fit the logbook stalking theme.

::::::deep sigh of relief::::::: lol
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971588 by Elle
Feb 16, 2019 2:06pm
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I remember that. I think it was decided that maybe he was just a jerk on a power trip. Just our luck that he noticed.
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Reply to: #971591 by MissMoon
Feb 16, 2019 4:05pm
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Exactly. 2 other people got tickets too.
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Reply to: #971552 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 16, 2019 4:31pm
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I got a ticket for putting out a temporary box at my campsite in a state park during an event.

I feel for you. I was arrested once at an event, under similar circumstances. Cuffs and everything. Good times, good times.
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971599 by wassamatta u
Feb 16, 2019 5:41pm
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Sometimes, I'd like a "jaw dropping wildly" button...
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Reply to: #971599 by wassamatta u
Feb 16, 2019 5:57pm
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Cuffs and everything.

Yeah, but he let you go pretty quick. We were all a little disappointed never to see you in the back of the squad car. *nodding*

-- Ryan
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971573 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Feb 16, 2019 6:00pm
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no state park in texas allows letterboxes without a permit. Which is a very very lengthy process...
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971598 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 16, 2019 7:18pm
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I was responding to the post about the event in Virginia in 2016, the post from Ele. Forgot to include the quote from it.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=3522
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Reply to: #971605 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 3:20am
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This discussion reminds me of the story of how I chose my trail name. The year was 2001 ..... I was legit put in handcuffs, given a breathalyzer, and had my children escorted to a DCYF van when a looky loo in an RV thought I looked suspicious while we were seeking a Jay Drew mystery box in RI. Local and State Police. DEM. Back then we NEVER revealed what we were doing. I told them I was identifying trees. I was finally released.

Warrior Woman
‘nuf said
Re: Why hide plants?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971606 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 19, 2019 11:19pm
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no state park in texas allows letterboxes without a permit. Which is a very very lengthy process...

and thus, Renegades.
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #971599 by wassamatta u
Mar 4, 2019 3:37pm
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For what????????????

I once was with a group of 10 people that were walking a hiking trail and a ranger stopped us and threaten to arrest us for trespassing because we shouldn't be hiking during early November. Our leader pressed him on restrictions to the trail and/or park since there was nothing posted at the trailhead and found there were none; but that the ranger just didn't like people in "his" park during the winter.
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Reply to: #972350 by Procyon
Mar 4, 2019 3:43pm
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I once was with a group of 10 people that were walking a hiking trail and a ranger stopped us and threaten to arrest us for trespassing because we shouldn't be hiking during early November. Our leader pressed him on restrictions to the trail and/or park since there was nothing posted at the trailhead and found there were none; but that the ranger just didn't like people in "his" park during the winter.

That's awful!! Did anyone contact his manager?
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Reply to: #972352 by Rocklun
Mar 4, 2019 3:44pm
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We did, but the manger just laughed and said "That's Bob." And then hung up.
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Reply to: #972353 by Procyon
Mar 4, 2019 3:49pm
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We did, but the manger just laughed and said "That's Bob." And then hung up.

Wow...
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Reply to: #972354 by Rocklun
Mar 4, 2019 3:55pm
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We did, but the manger just laughed and said "That's Bob." And then hung up.

so much for wanting people to visit the parks and share green space!
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Reply to: #972350 by Procyon
Mar 4, 2019 3:57pm
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For what????????????

Long ago, I used to write a Letterboxing Blog.
The story in question can be found here: http://wassa.atlasquest.com/2007/04/

Just scroll down to the April 2nd entry: "Hook, Line, and Stinker" (last one on the page).

Sigh... the Good Ol' Days, when we used to do AQ pranks...
Re: Why hide plants?
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Reply to: #972356 by wassamatta u
Mar 4, 2019 5:32pm
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Weird. The “Beading” post from 4/27 links to a current post. How does this happen?
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Reply to: #972357 by speedsquare
Mar 4, 2019 6:31pm
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Weird. The “Beading” post from 4/27 links to a current post. How does this happen?

Ah... that Message Board post has since been deleted. Not sure why. But apparently, a link to a deleted post goes to the latest post in the same message board, or something like that... not quite sure the exact effect, but the root cause is that the original post was deleted.

But dang, that's the most action that ol' blog has seen in quite a while!
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Reply to: #972358 by wassamatta u
Mar 4, 2019 7:30pm
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I miss your blog, Wassa, and I still treasure my patch!
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Reply to: #972359 by Angel and Demon
Mar 5, 2019 4:00am
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I still treasure my patch!

i need that patch!

smile
Re: Why hide plants?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971599 by wassamatta u
Mar 5, 2019 5:18am
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Crazy!