View Full Version : Letterboxing
09-12-2005, 08:09 PM
Letterboxing is ultra cool and kind of geeky. It's like geocaching only with about a thousand times the skill and creativity involved. I recommend it highly. Check out www.letterboxing.org and you can get all the information you need to get started.
09-13-2005, 09:47 AM
Can you explain more for me? I do geocaching alot, and I fail to see how this is even different let alone a thousand times more skillful and creative! It is exactly the same game except you need to stamp a book with a rubber stamp?!? I don't mean to be insouciant, but all the factors are the same, objects that can travel from location to location, optional multiple clues and riddle type stuff, etc etc... It seems a little less organized than geocaching, but it is older....
Sell me on it, and I will go hide a letterbox tomorrow :)
09-13-2005, 08:58 PM
Okay, I'll gladly try. And hello by the way. By way of additional skill and creativity I offer Riverside Redux, which is a hunt my wife and I went on a couple weekends back.
Either click or copy and paste that address and see how that compares.
If the only difference is the lack of a gps unit (And the rather impressive artwork on some of the handmade stamps), I stand corrected. Either way it is a whole lot of fun and if you like geocaching you will definitely like this.
SP (AKA Howler335)
09-14-2005, 01:00 PM
k cool, and welcome to you!
I submit as a fun cache http://tinyurl.com/958jh although it is not representative of the puzzles some employ, I thought it was very fun.
I think these 2 hobbies are great compliments to each other... I am a tech head, so I love the GPS component...
Gonna go and see what letterboxes are in my area...
09-18-2005, 07:36 AM
Excellent! I am super lo-tech, I work in a high tech job so I am fed up with it when I am done with it. I don't own a GPS unit but I am thinking about getting one now just for this, (I'll get over it, I'm not phobic or anything). My wife and I are going out on a hunt on the Biltmore estate in a little while. There are seven boxes there, we only have three. Anyway have a good time and perhaps we will meet on the trail.
12-02-2009, 10:56 PM
Nice thread. I'm very involved with geocaching and do a lot of volunteer work for geocaching.com. I've also got a tutorial site of my own called Geocacher University. www.geocacher-u.com
01-21-2010, 09:32 PM
I love the kinds of puzzles and riddles to find things that are employed in the Myst series of games. The D'ni were masters at keeping their stuff secured with puzzles and mazes and stuff. I've never done geocaching or letterboxing. If someone were to create clues that give me the same kind of experience as the stuff I already love about Myst, then count me in! :) I have no phone or GPS service right now, due to money issues, nor can I just get in the car and go off on some treasure hunt. But if walking somewhere nearby is all that is required, that would be really cool. :)
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