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Just learned something new and awesome. Look up letterboxing.org. coolest shizz ever.

Definitely gonna get into this

http://www.letterboxing.org/

Letterboxing is an intriguing “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth.

There are about 90,000 active letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and occasionally contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook.

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It Is. Just a bit older, as back in the day, GPS didn't exist haha. I was just on one of the Appalachian trails and found three. The first one I was like, well what's this ? Had no clue. Then I found two more, one of them was in a cute tin box with the letterbox link and curious me checked that out on the spot. Fascinating really.
 
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Sounds a lot like geocaching.
i was thinking the same thing but instead of a little plastic piece of poop or a dirty old shoe you get a stamp in yer book instead.
 
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well, who knows maybe youll get lucky and find a poop stamp instead.
 
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Oh bluebadgerblue that's so exciting <3 once I'm off the road imma make my own stamp and start mine. I already have six stamps on my notebook . helps with journalling as well !
 
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Same here Todd, until I stumbled across three. I absolutely love learning new things, especially hobbies.
 

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Pretty neat, seems like fun. I remember a lot of people used to geocache in Ann Arbor when I lived there.
 

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