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by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Here are some more facts about our interesting hobby and traditions. Over there in Dartmoor, they have plants close to the road and easy to find, even without clues (the equivalent of our drive-by's, yeah?), places without a 100 Club post their clues...
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
So just some feedback based on our experiences in Dartmoor. they have plants close to the road and easy to find, even without clues We found zero boxes close to the road, most of them are planted around the Tors (of which there are a lot) and rock for...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Wry Me wrote: What? No hand-carved stamps? Public Hand replied: Not entirely but the preponderance of those we found were store bought. So much for those who want us to return to the traditions of those who started letterboxing. Or did they just wan...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Or did they just want us to return to the origins of letterboxing in the USA? Yeah. That was kinda my point. Any one of those things has in the past caused kerfluffles. I don't agree/disagree w/ how they do things over there & obviously some info is no...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Thanks for this much better info! On my dumpster list. (Bucket is full.)
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
So much for those who want us to return to the traditions of those who started letterboxing Not trying to be difficult or contrary but my understanding is the man who started it in England is now in his 90s and in a pensioner's home.....and I haven't m...
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
So the point I'm trying to make is that there is no one way to box.....to each his own (as long as the safety and no tearing up the landscape rules are followed). The point I was making, though I did it with sarcasm. It is fun doing it my way. And yo...
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
{{though I did it with sarcasm}] Damn, must have broken my sarcasm detector at last weekend's letterboxing bash in Sydney.......
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
I wrote: though I did it with sarcasm Public Hand wrote: Damn, must have broken my sarcasm detector at last weekend's letterboxing bash in Sydney....... Well, I could hear it in my head. It is too bad that we don't have punctuation to mark sarcasm....
by dingus dufusProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
the man who started it in England is now in his 90s and in a pensioner's home He might be more like 190 years old. I think letterboxing began in 1854.
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
What? No hand-carved stamps? Not entirely but the preponderance of those we found were store bought. Haven't been, but I heard that the preponderance there are custom-made. I heard they view hand-carved stamps with derision -- which makes me wonder if...
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
I was referring to Godfrey, also known as Good, who's the man who negotiated with the park service in Dartmoor to allow for letterboxing.
by MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
He might be more like 190 years old. I think letterboxing began in 1854. Those Brits *are* tough folk. :)
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
God* curse you autocorrect!
by dingus dufusProfileContactLogbookNote
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Sorry, missed your reference in the previous posts.
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
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No harm, no foul......Lord help me if I ever get THAT sensitive!!!
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
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God* curse you autocorrect! We already knew it was really God. Which of course explains the longevity as well.
by Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
We found zero boxes close to the road, most of them are planted around the Tors (of which there are a lot) and rock formations. If you look at the distributions of boxes on the tors.... those closest to roads (at least those close to parking areas) ten...
by Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
If you look at the distributions of boxes on the tors.... those closest to roads (at least those close to parking areas) tend to get the majority of boxes. That was not our experience.....we felt that the boxes closest to the nearby Tors were missing m...
by Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
we felt that the boxes closest to the nearby Tors were missing more than not..... That could very well be true.... We almost never followed any clues. We just scavenged around looking in likely locations so if a box was missing, we didn't know it. We w...
by RIclimberProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Now she doesn’t attend my events. At least that you know of. Better go check those logbooks. ;) Actually, I know for a fact that she will not log into logbooks if she knows she is not welcome there. I've seen her do it and she told me exactly why.
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Actually, I know for a fact that she will not log into logbooks Pretty sure that's against the rules and therefore not a "real find," since no one can verify your find by seeing your stamp when they visit the log book. Therefore, neither of them actual...
by Early RisersProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Pretty sure that's against the rules and therefore not a "real find," since no one can verify your find by seeing your stamp when they visit the log book. Then what happens with the various boxes in Illinois that have no logbooks? There have been stam...
by AlishaMishaProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
My thoughts too. I mean, I plant sometimes without logbooks. A magnet LB here, a vacation plant there, etc. To my knowledge the logbook requirement is geocaching-only as the cache swag is not the cache, but the logbook is. And with LB, the bare minimu...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Then what happens with the various boxes in Illinois that have no logbooks? Nothing. I was being sarcastic. (Though, technically, you're supposed to have one.) I think I'm deeper in the thread than you are, too.
by Early RisersProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Nothing. I was being sarcastic. (Though, technically, you're supposed to have one.) I think I'm deeper in the thread than you are, too. No, I wasn't being serious. Just doin' some wishful thinking. :) That if they disappeared from atlasquest, folks m...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Then you'll appreciate my favorite logbook ever. No spoilers, promise.
by Early RisersProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Then you'll appreciate my favorite logbook ever. No spoilers, promise. That is indeed the best logbook ever. Love it! Reminds me of some of the thru-hiking journals we've read in our AT younger days. My cousins & I have planted a lot of boxes using...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
That is so awesome! ...and I think I need to steal that idea. Especially since I'm a teacher. AND two of my students are now letterboxing. I also think hiking the AT sounds awesome. AT least while I'm still on the couch.
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
No logbook because the box is a magnet-backed stamp on the underside of a mailbox is OK. No logbook just because you didn't feel like spending the 79 cents for a logbook is not.