This blog chronicles my letterboxing adventures. It includes posts that share my travels that are letterboxing related, the letterboxes I have found and planted as well as the people I have met along the way. There are also photos included to help give a complete picture of the fun I had.

Monday, July 30, 2007

A Find and A Plant

Since I had the day off today I decided to head to Albuquerque to find a letterbox and to hide a letterbox. I have been waiting for a little free time to get to these two boxes. I have had the box to plant for about a month and the letterbox that I found today had been planted on July 11th.

So I made my way to the Natural History Museum, found Alberta and then easily located the box. There were tables near by so I sat at one of them and stamped in. I had to wait a little while to rehide the box, all of a sudden it got very busy in the area. Once the box was hidden I went inside and enjoyed a leisurely walk through the museum.

I still had one objective in Albuquerque today - and that was to clean up and rehide The Netherwood Box. I received an email not long ago saying that the box was laying exposed and the contents were a little messed up. I adopted this box back in February but just got around to fixing it. I decided to move the box to a different location - it is still in the same general area - just hidden a little better. Astro D was kind enough to carve a great stamp to go in the box, and I made a new journal. I decided to leave the old stamp in the box as well. So if you have already found this box you need to go back. It has a different stamp, different clues and in a different location. I also renamed it so that past finders could go and get the new stamp and still count it as a find. The box in now called The Netherwood Box Revisited. I hope you all enjoy!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Meeting the Travelin Ts

I had wanted to write this post last night but I worked both Saturday and Sunday this weekend and it was busy. By the time I got home last night I was so tired I couldn't think well enough to write anything.

It has been a little slow for me on the letterboxing scene since Astro D and I returned from the event in Phoenix. I haven't found or planted any letterboxes since our return. But yesterday morning Astro D and I had the pleasure of meeting and having coffee with the Travelin Ts. They are on a road trip and stopped in Santa Fe for a few days to do a little letterboxing. We enjoyed the get together, although I had to leave early to get to work. It was still nice and I got to exchange stamps with them and trade letterboxing stories. Thank you to the Travelin Ts for making time on their trip for a little micro meet. And I hope you had fun in Santa Fe.

Even though I haven't been out letterboxing I have been connected - I have been carving a little. I have four stamps carved and ready to be made into boxes. I also carved the event stamp for the SPOOKtacular event in October. There are also plans to carve four or five more stamps in the next week or two. I am also working on journals - one was completed just before I began to type this post and two more are in the works.

Tomorrow I have plans to go and find one letterbox and plant one letterbox. It will be nice to get outside and actually do some letterboxing. Plans are also being made to attend the gathering in Golden, CO at the end of next month. Thomas and I are also planning to extend that trip and head up to Montana. We have friends that moved up there last year and they have been bugging us to go for a visit. We will stop off at Yellowstone on the way there. I am looking forward to this trip since I haven't been to that area of the country before.

So that is the jist of my letterboxing at this point. I know, it isn't that exciting but there is always another letterboxing adventure just around the corner. I'll be back soon to let you know how that adventure went.

And I would like to thank Astro D for the great little photo album/scrapbook she made me. It is all about our adventure to Phoenix for the A Century from Cranmere, It will always bring back fond memories.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Santa Fe Event Reminder

Hi everyone! I have updated the information regarding the Santa Fe Letterboxing Event in October. I finished carving the event stamp last night and today I am working on other aspects of the event. I finally organized Astro D's and my thoughts about the event and posted them on Atlas Quest. What follows is those thoughts . . .

Astro D, rubberpeace and myself are planning a Halloween Letterboxing Event in Santa Fe, NM. We chose an early October date so that we could have it in the mountains before it gets too cold.We have reserved Group Shelter #2 at Hyde Memorial State Park. Please visit the website ( for more detailed information. It includes information regarding how to get there, weather, park layout and camping. There is a $5 Day Use Fee (per vehicle) - Please Note: do not pay at the designated fee station. You will need to find Astro D or lionsmane and pay one of them. We will need to collect the fee from eveyone and then pay the rangers all at once.

Please be advised that we will be in the mountains and the temperatures at this time of year can drop pretty low at night and early morning and get into the high 60’s during the day. Dressing in layers will help make sure you don’t get too cold or hot. There is a fireplace at the shelter and we will provide a fire if it is too cold in the morning.

We will be providing different soups for lunch. We are requesting attendees bring bread, chips or crackers to go along with the soups. Also any kind of desserts would be welcome. And don’t forget to bring your own drinks!

There will be a few boxes planted just for the event. Clues for these boxes will be available in a goodie bag that you can pick up when you arrive at the event. But remember this is a Halloween themed event and you must provide the magic words in order to receive the clues. And if anyone is planning to plant a box of their own in Santa Fe remember to write out the clues and bring them to the event. We will have a spot to post these clues.
Here is a list of boxes already planted along Hyde Park Road:
Raven's Ridge
Ski Bear
Aspen Vista
Land of Enchantment Series
Bad Bad Black Sheep
Western Blue Flag
El Pino Solo
El Pueblo Vista
You might want to take the time to check out these clues!

October 6th is also the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Go to their website for more information.

We really hope to see you there! If you have any concerns about directions, if you need help locating a hotel or if you just have general questions please feel free to email me here at Atlas Quest.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Arizona Slide Show

Well I have finally gotten all my photos organized and created a slide show. The slide show consists of photos taken by Astro D and myself while on our letterboxing trip to Arizona. The main reason for the trip was the A Century from Cranmere letterboxing event. So to see the photos we took click on the photo to the right.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Off on Another Letterboxing Adventure

So after returning home about a week ago and barely getting unpacked I have repacked and hit the road again. This adventure is taking me to Gilbert, AZ to a letterboxing event. This time I am traveling with my letterboxing buddy - Astro D. Our first day on the road was great - great weather, great boxes and great fun. To read more about our adventures clicked on the picture.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Photos from Southwest Texas

Now that I am home I have created a slide show of some of the pictures I took during my trip through Southwest Texas - I hope you enjoy! Click on the photo to view the slide show.
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