Friday, July 2, 2010

Letterboxing


I think Letterboxing is sort of like a scavenger hunt. You have to follow the directions or clues until you find the hidden box. Once you do there is usually a stamp and a notebook inside where you stamp your book with their stamp and you leave your stamp in the book from the box. We like to date it and I have the kids sign their own names with their stamp.
Most people that place boxes actually carve their own stamp which is extremely neat. You must be very careful when you find the boxes as to not be seen and re-hide the box so it is not in plain sight. This protects the box from crab-asses that would like to steal the box, move it or damage it.
Thursday we headed out in search of a few in our town. I picked what I thought would be some easier ones as the girls are just starting out and I figured Ava wouldn't have a lot of patience if we didn't show her the results quickly.
The first 2 boxes were MIA. Ooops! I should have looked at the website closer and I would have seen that the most recent logs showed as "attempts". We did locate 1 of 2 boxes in an old cemetery which I never knew existed with Sea Captains who died in the 1700 and 1800.
When looking for some photos and more info to share with you about Letterboxing I found another website that lists the locations and clues that looks a bit better maintained. I may check this out.
We were only able to find 2 out of 5 boxes the other day. If you are local and interested in learning more Mashpee Leisure Services is offering a class about Letterboxing this Summer.
Check it out-
Letterboxing
Atlas Quest

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40