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Here are the various boxes that I have planted!
 


 

About Letterboxing

Letterboxing is my new obsession. From the Atlas Quest website, "Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in beautiful, scenic places that the whole family can enjoy. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues, and then record their discovery in their personal journal with the help of a rubber stamp that's part of the letterbox. In addition, letterboxers have their own personal stamps which they use to stamp into the letterbox's logbook."

Basically, you're collecting stamp-prints from as many letterboxes you can find. They're placed all over the world! This hobby was actually started hundreds of years ago in England. It's amazing! There are people of all ages who are involved, from families, homeschoolers, classroom teachers, and scouts to individuals. Brandie got me started on it after she found out about it through a magazine and once I found my first letterbox, I was hooked!

To get started, go to AtlasQuest.com and search for a city in which you'd like to find a letterbox. Then make your own signature stamp (or two, or four). Follow the clues to find the letterbox (be stealthy!). Inside, you'll find a hand-carved stamp and a log book. Use your signature stamp to stamp the log book. Bring along a log book of your own, and use the hand-carved stamp in the letterbox to stamp your own log book. Then put everything back where you found it (you're not trading stamps, just stamp-prints). Later, you can log into Atlas Quest (accounts are free) and record the letterboxes you've found, but that is optional.

Type in the city you'd like to find letterboxes in below to get started!

After you join AtlasQuest, be sure to contact me and let me know how you're enjoying it! My trail name is gollygee. Happy letterboxing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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