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Apr 4, 2011 5:58pm
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I REALLY need to have a three day letterboxing weekend somewhere...... I REALLY need out of here!

There's one problem. I would need to go somewhere with trails that aren't too steep or strenuous, since it's been SO long since I've done any serious letterboxing, that my knees and back can't do the things that they used to.

I want to find a place where there are plentiful AMAZING carvings.... within driving distance of CT.

Any ideas?

BB
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 6:00pm
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How far is driving distance of CT? We've got some pretty fantatic boxes up here in Ontario.
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 6:02pm
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http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gEventId=1227
Go here.... I've done the remnants of other events there; very fun!
You could box your way down...
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 6:20pm
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I want to find a place where there are plentiful AMAZING carvings.... within driving distance of CT.

Try these: http://www.atlasquest.com/results.html?gTypeId=1;gName=Legends;gOwnerId=15756;gStatus=0;gSubFlags=0
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Reply to: #597217 by 3 Blind Mice
Apr 4, 2011 6:38pm
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Try these: http://www.atlasquest.com/results.html?gTypeId=1;gName=Legends;gOwnerId=15756;gStatus=0;gSubFlags=0

While, those do have fantastic carves there was another requirement:

I would need to go somewhere with trails that aren't too steep or strenuous

The grade of Legends III it pretty darn steep in parts, and Legends I is a 6.75 mile hike.

Funny how people have different ideas of what may be too steep or strenuous. ;)
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 7:05pm
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I just came back from a two day trip to Martha's Vinyard. It was great and lots of easier boxes!
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Reply to: #597230 by EverAfter83
Apr 4, 2011 7:07pm
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Martha's Vinyard.

I'm plannig to plant a series there as soon as I can get back out there... hopefully early this summer.
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 7:11pm
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ANDOVER! Plenty of moderate trails all over! I HIGHLY recommend the Goldsmith Woodlands and Ward Hill!
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 8:48pm
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Ridley Creek State Park, in Media, PA... There are dozens of Amazing carves by a few different people. I've spent two long days in the park and there are still quite a bit more left for me to find. When I want to turn someone on to letterboxing.... those are the pages of my logbook I turn to.

Media is only about a half hour from Philadelphia if you want to check out the city too.
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Reply to: #597266 by EmcSquared
Apr 4, 2011 9:46pm
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I agree- there are a ton in the Philadelphia area and the ones in Ridley are great- Mizscarlet has some great carves.
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 11:16pm
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I know you're familiar with the Cape, which has both hills and flat walks.

(S)lower Delaware still has quite a few nice stamps left over from a few large gathers. And very few hills. Especially in the pubs.
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Reply to: #597225 by The Wolf Family
Apr 5, 2011 6:44am
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Funny how people have different ideas of what may be too steep or strenuous. ;)

I think you live to goat me.

Legends I and II are fairly flat.....albeit a bit of a hike...and then there's Our Family Series which is quite flat.

3 Blind Mice
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Reply to: #597206 by Fiddleheads
Apr 5, 2011 8:31am
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How far is driving distance of CT? We've got some pretty fantatic boxes up here in Ontario.

Co-signed, on the fantastic boxes in Ontario. :-) And of course, WNY is right nearby, with all of our many boxes here, as well.

BAC
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Reply to: #597233 by The Rowe-vers
Apr 5, 2011 8:57am
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There's lots of good boxing on the Cape especially near Falmouth..
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Reply to: #597353 by 3 Blind Mice
Apr 5, 2011 6:42pm
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I think you live to goat me.

Yeah, pretty much. ;)