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Oregon! [Jun. 9th, 2005|12:00 am]
NW Letterboxing

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[chamois_shimi]
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Another Oregonian, here, from Monmouth. My husband and I do a lot of geocaching, so I don't get out and letterbox very often (he's not really interested in it, so I usually only go when I'm by myself), but I've found a few. I actually carved my own stamp before I went and looked for my first box- the designing and carving was a lot of fun, hadn't done that since I was in 6th grade and we made linoleum block prints! The scary thing is, I still had the linoleum carving tools that my mom got for me, way back then, and they lent themselves well to rubber stamp carving, too.

Whee! Haven't hid any yet, but I'm hoping too. In, ya know, that copious free time. (hah)
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[User Picture]From: singing__wolf
2005-06-12 03:58 am (UTC)
Hee! I remember doing those linoleum block carvings in jr. high! We were pretty dangerous with those carving tools, as I recall.... ;)

Where is Monmouth? I don't think I've been out there yet. And what do you think of geocaching? I've read a bit about it, but haven't yet bought the gps to give it a try. Not sure it's worth the cost just yet, when LBing is so much cheaper...
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[User Picture]From: chamois_shimi
2005-06-13 06:07 am (UTC)
Monmouth's the other half of the Independence-Monmouth blob a little bit west of Salem, south of 22. *waves hand vaguely* Thataway. ;)

K and I are pretty much total geocache addicts (I'm addicted, he's obsessed!), but we don't use a GPS. It's not really necessary if you're good with maps, aerial photos, a compass, a little bit of math, and a little bit of luck. A hint or a good cache description helps a lot, but sadly we don't always have that benefit- that's where the luck comes in. ;)
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