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    New letterbox: PA Capitol Tile 275: Arrowhead Jim Thorpe, Carbon, PA Placed by: Silent Doug Clues located at:
    Message 1 of 16 , Nov 1, 2005
      New letterbox: PA Capitol Tile 275: Arrowhead
      Jim Thorpe, Carbon, PA
      Placed by: Silent Doug
      Clues located at: http://www.letterboxing.info/box/silentdoug/pacapitoltile275.php
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      New letterbox: Radio Days ???, Carbon, PA Placed by: Lightnin Bug Clues located at: http://hometown.aol.com/RPBoehme/Radio_Days.pdf Link:
      Message 2 of 16 , Jul 9, 2006
        New letterbox: Radio Days
        ???, Carbon, PA
        Placed by: Lightnin Bug
        Clues located at: http://hometown.aol.com/RPBoehme/Radio_Days.pdf
        Link: <a href="http://hometown.aol.com/RPBoehme/Radio_Days.pdf">hometown.aol.com/RPBoehme/Radio_Days.pdf</a>

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        New letterbox: Round the Campfire Hickory Run, Carbon, PA Placed by: Nudgita Clues: From the state park here, travel southwest on the Sand Spring Trail,
        Message 3 of 16 , Aug 18, 2006
          New letterbox: Round the Campfire
          Hickory Run, Carbon, PA
          Placed by: Nudgita
          Clues:
          From the state park here, travel southwest on the Sand Spring Trail, passing the Blue trail on your left. Pass a blue diamond, and eventually you will go downhill and see some "walking" trees on your left. Keep going!

          On your right pass a 3-trunker with a faded blue diamond and teal blaze. A little further is another teal blaze, and from there 13 paces to what may be the rear end of a curious Fido on your right. How cute is that?!?!

          After checking out Fido, keep on going past another blue diamond, and down the hill. Soon you will come upon a wall of shrubbery (mountain laurel? Rhododendron?) Stay on the main trail, keeping the wall and the sound of the stream on your left. Now you will start back uphill, away from the stream and beautiful wall.

          There will be a grouping of rocks along the left side of the trail and a massive 3-trunker on your right. 9 paces from this tree takes you to a blaze on the far side of a tree on your right (you'll have to take a quick look in the other direction).

          19 STEPS from this blaze in your original direction takes you to a fallen 2-trunked tree perpendicular to the trail on your left between a many trunked tree on its right and a "bowled-out" tree on its left. Follow this fallen tree as it goes 210 degrees about 9 paces to a standing 3 (2 1/2?) trunked tree that holds what you seek.

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          New letterbox: The Angel of Desolation Danielsville, Carbon, PA Placed by: Lightnin Bug Clues located at:
          Message 4 of 16 , Dec 28, 2006
            New letterbox: The Angel of Desolation
            Danielsville, Carbon, PA
            Placed by: Lightnin Bug
            Clues located at: http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=27982
            Link: <a href="http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=27982">www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=27982</a>

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            New letterbox: BeeHappy Lehighton, Carbon, PA Placed by: Hearts4Home Clues: A short hike on an easy, quiet roadway. The last 15 paces or so are in the brush
            Message 5 of 16 , Jan 20 2:15 PM
              New letterbox: BeeHappy
              Lehighton, Carbon, PA
              Placed by: Hearts4Home
              Clues:
              A short hike on an easy, quiet roadway. The last 15 paces or so are in the brush and may require some brush stomping or fancy stepping to get to the prize.

              From the 209 bypass, turn right on Main Lane (across form the high rise), then immediate right on Lehigh River Drive. Park at the Carbon DPW lot and continue on foot. Travel South on the the river drive .8 miles - you will walk under the newer Bridge St. bridge as well as the older 209 bridge. After passing over the creek bridge, look for telephone pole marked E 212. From the pole travel 170 deg. 10 paces, over brush to the old pole. From this pole travel 150 deg. for 5 paces. Now turn your sighting 210 Deg. look SPOR under the corner of the closest slate cliff.

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              New letterbox: Schrodinger s Cat Hickory Run, Carbon, PA Placed by: Indigo Vulture Clues: Backstory Erwin Schrödinger was a physicist who attempted
              Message 6 of 16 , Nov 10, 2007
                New letterbox: Schrodinger\'s Cat
                Hickory Run, Carbon, PA
                Placed by: Indigo Vulture
                Clues:
                <b>Backstory</b>
                <i>Erwin Schr�dinger was a physicist who attempted to describe the strange properties of quantum mechanics with a macabre thought experiment. Imagine a box, in which we place a cat. This box also contains a hammer poised over a cyanide capsule, and a radioactive isotope which has a 50% chance of decaying in the time allotted for the experiment. We close the box. After the specified time, if the isotope has decayed, then the hammer has fallen, breaking the capsule and killing the cat. If the isotope has not decayed, then the cat is still alive. Quantum mechanics states that, until we actually open the box and observe the cat (or its remains), our poor kitty is in a state of being both alive AND dead. It only assumes one state or the other when it is observed.

                This is why Erwin Schr�dinger has a standing invitation to all of my parties.</i>

                <b>Explanation</b>
                There are actually two boxes planted in the same general area. One contains the stamp and logbook, and one is empty. Thanks to the help of my wife, I�m not even sure which is which. If you find them both, feel free to move the stamp and log to the other box. <b>But please note, if you are new to the hobby: this box is unique. It is normally <i>not</i> acceptable to move items from one box to another (except for hitchhikers).</b>

                I highly recommend that you search for this clue on the other major letterboxing website. Otherwise, you will have only a 50% chance of being in the state of finding a letterbox.

                <b>Clue</b>
                Head to H ickory R un State Park. Start at the trailhead for the trail marked �F� on the park map. (If you�re coming in from the west, it�s the very first parking lot on your right.)

                You�ll come to a Y soon. Head left, ignoring the unmarked trail on your right.

                The next trail you reach is marked �U� on your trail map. Take it, heading 210*, on a slight, steady uphill.

                When the trail levels off, you�ll see a large tree covered with lichen on your right.

                Continue for just a bit, until the trail pivots twice: left around a 3-tree, and right around a 4-tree.

                From the 4-tree, walk 23 paces at 70* to an eye-of-the-needle tree. Suspicious pile of rocks at its base.


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                New letterbox: PA SGL 40 White Haven, Carbon, PA Placed by: Indigo Vulture Clues located at: http://mysite.verizon.net/pa309/sgl40.html Link:
                Message 7 of 16 , Mar 1, 2008
                  New letterbox: PA SGL 40
                  White Haven, Carbon, PA
                  Placed by: Indigo Vulture
                  Clues located at: http://mysite.verizon.net/pa309/sgl40.html
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                  New letterbox: Bake Oven Knob Germans, Carbon, PA Placed by: Lightnin Bug Clues located at: http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=69182
                  Message 8 of 16 , Mar 8, 2008
                    New letterbox: Bake Oven Knob
                    Germans, Carbon, PA
                    Placed by: Lightnin Bug
                    Clues located at: http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=69182
                    Link: <a href="http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=69182">www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=69182</a>

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                    New letterbox: O Boxer Where Art Thou Series Lehigh Tannery, Carbon, PA Placed by: Lightnin Bug Clues: O Boxer Where Art Thou now series is now publically
                    Message 9 of 16 , Aug 6, 2008
                      New letterbox: O\' Boxer Where Art Thou Series
                      Lehigh Tannery, Carbon, PA
                      Placed by: Lightnin Bug
                      Clues:
                      O' Boxer Where Art Thou now series is now publically posted:

                      http://hometown.aol.com/RPBoehme/O_Boxer_Cluez.pdf

                      This series was built upon contributions by a team of letterboxers, please treat each one with care.

                      LB

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                      New letterbox: Calling Dick Tracy ???, Carbon, PA Placed by: Team Parke Clues located at: http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gBoxId=91548 Link:
                      Message 10 of 16 , Sep 19, 2008
                        New letterbox: Calling Dick Tracy
                        ???, Carbon, PA
                        Placed by: Team Parke
                        Clues located at: http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gBoxId=91548
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                        New letterbox: PA SGL 141 Weatherly, Carbon, PA Placed by: Indigo Vulture Clues located at: http://mysite.verizon.net/pa309/sgl141.html Link:
                        Message 11 of 16 , Dec 17, 2008
                          New letterbox: PA SGL 141
                          Weatherly, Carbon, PA
                          Placed by: Indigo Vulture
                          Clues located at: http://mysite.verizon.net/pa309/sgl141.html
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                          New letterbox: PA SGL 129 Albrightsville, Carbon, PA Placed by: Indigo Vulture Clues located at: http://mysite.verizon.net/pa309/sgl129.html Link:
                          Message 12 of 16 , Jun 29, 2009
                            New letterbox: PA SGL 129
                            Albrightsville, Carbon, PA
                            Placed by: Indigo Vulture
                            Clues located at: http://mysite.verizon.net/pa309/sgl129.html
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                            New letterbox: Minotaur Madness Saylorsville, PA, Carbon, PA Placed by: Lightnin Bug Clues: Many thanks to Mapsurfer and McBrae for agreeing to host this
                            Message 13 of 16 , Jul 28, 2009
                              New letterbox: Minotaur Madness
                              Saylorsville, PA, Carbon, PA
                              Placed by: Lightnin Bug
                              Clues:
                              Many thanks to Mapsurfer and McBrae for agreeing to host this little tidbit we found:

                              http://www.mapsurfer.com/mcbrae/ch14.html

                              LB

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                              New letterbox: HFAJ ???, Carbon, PA Placed by: The Soul Mates Clues: When I first started carving stamps for letterboxes I wanted to plant I just picked pretty
                              Message 14 of 16 , Sep 20, 2010
                                New letterbox: HFAJ
                                ???, Carbon, PA
                                Placed by: The Soul Mates
                                Clues:
                                When I first started carving stamps for letterboxes I wanted to plant I just picked pretty much random images I thought were cool. They weren't completely random, but I would see an image and say "I'll carve that, it will make a good letterbox". I have found out that atleast for me, this way of planning Boxes is backwards. I really feel I can make a better box by coming up with an idea for the clue or find a really cool location and then find an image to fit that. This stamp was done in the early boxing days and when I realized there was a pretty good representation of this particular subject in quite a few letterboxes in the area (perhaps not the exact image), I decided not to plant. So for almost two years this stamp has sat on my desk collecting dust until I though of a way I could make it work even though it was done backwards. So from my early days of backwards planning, I bring you this clue:

                                ROPSPXDCLTOXTFHPSRH


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                                New letterbox: The Key Jim Thorpe, Carbon, PA Placed by: The Elephant and The Fox Clues: From the parking lot by the boat launch area, head East on the North
                                Message 15 of 16 , Aug 8, 2016
                                  New letterbox: The Key
                                  Jim Thorpe, Carbon, PA
                                  Placed by: The Elephant and The Fox
                                  Clues:
                                  From the parking lot by the boat launch area, head East on the North side of the Lake, to the walking trail. Follow the trail that starts past the boat launch. After a short walk, the trail splits; head right.

                                  From there, follow the signs for Switchback Trail/Board Bottom Trail.

                                  When the trail splits, follow the signs for Board Bottom Trail, to the left. You will come to a clearing with a picnic grove. Cross through the grove. Where the trail begins again (Board Bottom Trail), head through the trees, about 160 steps or so, where the underbrush is sparse. The Key Letterbox will be found at the base of the largest tree you will encounter on the right,

                                  Happy Hunting!

                                  ~The Elephant and the Fox
                                  August 3, 2016

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