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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!
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976319 by Trailhead Tessie
Jun 13, 2019 2:50pm
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Oh bother—I thought I had marked it unavailable. Hopefully I can change it now! Thanks!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976324 by Kit Kat 61
Jun 13, 2019 2:56pm
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You know I thought that mine were unknown too, but all of mine in The Giant were Retired also.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976326 by cooledcoyote
Jun 13, 2019 4:49pm
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Unavailable boxes are automatically retired after a year. Were your boxes unavailable for more than a year?
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976329 by ArnoldZiffel
Jun 13, 2019 4:58pm
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13 months the Park was closed so, yeah.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976300 by Hurcher
Jun 14, 2019 3:45am
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Good luck today!! Looking forward to some posting a report of the boxes checked on and their status.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976329 by ArnoldZiffel
Jun 14, 2019 5:33am
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Unavailable boxes are automatically retired after a year. Were your boxes unavailable for more than a year?

Ahhh, that makes sense. I had edited my clues a couple months ago, so that must have prevented them from getting auto-retired.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976300 by Hurcher
Jun 14, 2019 5:37am
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We are still in school and then have a flag day ceremony to be ready for. We will be out and about Monday though!!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976313 by Trailhead Tessie
Jun 15, 2019 1:11pm
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I just did the Moana series on the orange trail. I couldn’t find #4. I think I was at the right tree but it was uprooted. I looked all around it but never found a box. The others are in good shape!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #976300 by Hurcher
Jun 22, 2019 6:40pm
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I wish I could help you guys check on the boxes. Living in a letterbox wasteland is no fun! No one even comes for the BOTM here.

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