RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Letterboxing
- I actually thought the stamping concept was pretty neat, that you got stamps from all the letterboxes you went to, but there doesn't seem to be any way to collect the stamps from other letterboxers. Am I missing something? I really enjoy collecting the signature items of other cachers, and I collect "caches" online so geocaching has both ends covered.
I think the fact that I can read other cachers logs really adds a dimention to geocaching. I may not have met a person, but I "know" them through their logs. And those people can live anywhere in the world and it's the same. And, of course, their game name is like their personalized "stamp" leaving their mark on the website.
From: joanwhistler [mailto:joanwhistler@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 11:55 AM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Letterboxing
I tried to turn some friends on to Geocaching & in return they tried
to turn me on to letterboxing. It didn't work. Actually, it's a lot
the same except instead of using a GPS you follow clues like "stand
directly west of the big rock and walk 50 paces." Only problem is
there is no uniformity of how long a pace is, etc. Also, instead of
trading goodies you just stamp the hidden logbook and your personal
logbook. It probably can be just as much fun as geocaching since it
too can take you to neat parks & other places, but I do prefer using
the GPS. Just personal preference I guess. But letterboxing might be
a good idea for the scouts since the only equipment you would need
would be compasses.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Katt"
> Have any of you done Letterboxing? I came across it while searchingYahoo! Groups Links
> for creative Girl Scout Camping ideas.
> I have never done tiny url stuff if someone wants to help out. Tami