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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Planting Letterboxes

On Saturday, Carma and I went for a little hike in the foothills behind Hillside Jr. High to hide a series of seven letterboxes that I had made. The weather was perfect for our activity and our dogs enjoyed getting away from the snow and ice at home. We had a lot of fun hiding the boxes, though there isn't much to hide them in up there but sagebrush. The foothills provide a nice view of Boise with the snow covered Owyhee Mountains in the background. We couldn't resist taking a couple of pictures.

We had a good time hiding the boxes. There were times we had to be a little careful because of other hikers that were close by. One lady even stopped to talk to us and seemed a little confused as to what we were doing. We had come up from a little gully a little ways from the trail. She seemed to think we were doing training exercises with our dogs, and we didn't feel a need to correct her. Sometimes it's harder to explain letterboxing to curious onlookers than it is to just let them come up with their own explanations as to what you're doing. We want to go back this weekend with Joyce when she's here to see if my clues make any sense at all. I think we'll go without our dogs though. Stamping letterboxes with dogs around isn't always easy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big bro is back/Letterboxing plans

Okay, sorry. Going too long between posts is starting to become a habit. I just haven't been doing much that, in my mind, is worthy of sharing.

My brother and his family have moved back to Boise! They are actually moving into their new place today! I haven't gone to see them yet, but hope to do so soon. My brother was in the army and has been living in Colorado for the last few years. The last time I saw him was about six years ago, just before Mom and Dad went on their first mission. I've only seen pictures of my great nephew and can't wait to meet the little cutie in person.

Now that the weather is starting to get better and the sun has made more appearances, I'm going to plant a series of letterboxes on Saturday. Carma and I will bring the dogs down for a ride and some hikes while I find a good place to hide the seven boxes I have for my series. I've had the stamps carved for a few months now, and I was just waiting for it to warm up a little before I planted them. I will be busy the next couple of nights getting the logbooks made up and the actual boxes camouflaged a little so that non-letter boxers, or muggles, don't accidentally find them and move or take them.