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Letterboxing is a outdoor recreational activity which combines collecting, puzzle-solving, and treasure hunting. Briefly, letterboxing enthusiasts hide and hunt weatherproof containers in remote or scenic places. Each container holds a guestbook, a rubber stamp and stamp pad. The planter of the letterbox distributes clues to its location; solution of these clues may require a combination of skills such as mapreading, orienteering, and puzzle-solving. Letterboxers carry their own stamp book and personal stamp when hunting for hidden boxes. Upon finding a letterbox, they will impress their own book using the found stamp, and leave their own stamping or personalization in the letterbox guestbook. Letterboxing has its roots in Dartmoor, England, in 1854.
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Have Feet Will Travel - Introduction, contact details, and guidelines for letterboxing in the Dartmoor area. Letterboxing North America - US-based portal offering FAQ, links, forums, and a members-only section where clues can be submitted. Letterboxing Minnesota - Includes letterboxing basics and clues for Minnesota letterboxes. Yahoo! Groups: Letterboxing USA - Discussion group for US letterboxers. I-95 Letterboxes - Clues to quick and easy letterboxes to find while traveling on Route I-95, from Maine to Florida. First Finds - Posts first finds submitted by new US letterboxers, organized by state. New England Area Letterboxing Gatherings - Mark and Sue's weblog of letterboxing events in New England. History of Dartmoor Letterboxing - Account first published as "More Dartmoor Letterboxes" by Anne Swinscow in 1986. Fox News: Letterboxing Makes Hiking an Adventure - Feature story datelined Oakland, New Jersey. Atlas Quest Letterboxing - Community with forums, searchable clues, trip planner, recording of finds, event listings, trackers, tutorials, photo galleries, and chat room. Dartmoor Letterboxing - Includes a forum, image gallery, map of the area, contact details, and the history of the activity. Yahoo! Groups: Letterboxing Northeast - Discussion group for the northeastern US. NPR : Letterboxing - Radio host Linda Wertheimer and Thomas Johnston, an enthusiast in Washington, D.C., find a letterbox near the White House. [audio] New Zealand Letterboxing - Clues, views, and news including boxes from Team Psychokiwi, Judi, Linton, and the Bunny. Kansas Letterboxes - Clues for letterboxes located in Kansas. Chowder's Southern California Letterboxes - Search for boxes in Long Beach, San Bernardino and Lake Arrowhead, California. Letterboxers Anonymous - Forum with clues and discussion topics. Includes helpful hints on methods and supplies. Fleur de Lis' Letterboxing Journal - Weblog about his letterboxing hobby. Mark and Sue Pepe - Couple from Kensington, Connecticut describe activities in eleven states and the island of Aruba. NeeDeep's State Stamp Letterboxes - Ambitious family project placing letterboxes in each state, patterned after the US quarters series. Chuck's Letterboxing - Chuck and Molly's letterboxes in Connecticut. Wanda and Pete's Letterboxes - Clues for boxes placed primarily in Rhode Island, but a few in other states as well. Also includes logs of the movement of hitchhiker boxes, primarily in New England. The Gazette: Letterboxing a Hobby of Inky Fingers and Hidden Treasures - Article on local letterboxing from chain of community newspapers near Washington, DC. Yahoo! Groups: New Letterboxers Group - Discussion forum and articles for those new to letterboxing. Aisling Dart - Artist from Salem, Massachusetts describes her boxes. Der Mad Stamper - Rubber stamp carver Mitch offers instructions on how to carve a stamp and clues to the many boxes he's planted in the US. Rhode Island's Bored Nocturnal Adventurer's Guild - Informal group and clues to the boxes they've planted. We Live and Breathe Letterboxing - Accounts, photographs, and memorabilia of the 2008 event as well as an online recreation of the letterboxing museum. The Mapsurfer Treasureboxes - Challenging letterbox clues by Randy Hall, the author of The Letterboxing Companion. New Times: Carved in Rubber - Introductory article by Ashley Schwellenbach featuring a letterboxer and the founder of Atlas Quest. Dartmoor Letterboxes Club - Includes information and a map, also with catalogue of letterboxes. Letterboxing North America WebRing - Links to dozens of forums and clue sites. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: Letterboxing - Official site supports letterboxing in publicly owned state forests. Includes clues and a map of letterbox sites in state forests. Dartmoor National Park: Letterboxing - 1854 origins and how to get started, related links with contacts in Devon, UK. Letterbox Stamper - Guide to compass use on Dartmoor, local photo gallery, design and carving rubber stamps, with examples and terms for sale by Paul Hopkinson, Devon, UK.
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