MY LETTERBOXING ACTIVITIES
Letterboxing is an international outdoor recreational activity. Basically, small boxes are hidden in the great outdoors, and clues to finding boxes located in North America are posted to the "Letterboxing North America" or "Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing" websites. The boxes contain a rubberstamp and a logbook. Those trying to find the boxes have their own stamp and logbook. When the box is found, the finders stamp their logbook with the stamp from the box, and then stamp the logbook in the box with their personal stamp and write a brief message. The box is then hidden away again. The wonderful thing about letterboxing is that it takes you to places you may not otherwise visit!
Go to the Letterboxing North America or Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing websites for additional information. The book "The Letterboxer's Companion" gives a nice introduction to the activity.
My letterboxing trail name (nickname or handle) is "Azroadie".
The letterboxes are listed in chronological order by the date I found them:
This is the signature stamp I use to stamp the logbooks in the letterboxes:
This is my old stamp (used from October 2003 to February 2006):
See the travel history for my hitchhikers:
I am offering an award for finding one of my letterboxes in each of Arizona's 15 counties. Go here for information, instructions, and application form:
|Arizona 15 Letterboxing Award|
Letterboxing Southwest is a discussion group for letterboxing in the American Southwest, primarily Arizona and New Mexico. The group is intended for general communication and chit chat, sharing of stories, ideas, news, advice, carvings and clues related to letterboxing, particularly as it pertains to letterboxing in the southwestern US. You may elect to have the messages mailed to your personal e-mail account or read them on the website. Go here for the group's website and to join:
|Letterboxing Southwest Discussion Group|
If you have a website wholly or partially about Letterboxing, you are invited to join the "Letterboxing Webring". Go here for information about this webring and to join it:
If you have a website focusing on Letterboxing mainly in North America, you are invited to join the "Letterboxing North America WebRing". Go here for information about this webring and to join it:
|Letterboxing North America WebRing|
If you have a website about Letterboxing, you are invited to join the "Top Letterboxing Sites". Go here for information about this "TopSites" and to join it:
|Top Letterboxing Sites|
The 9th Annual Tucson, Arizona, Letterboxers Gathering will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. All letterboxers are invited. The event will be held at Ramada #40 in Kennedy Park, Ajo Way and La Cholla Blvd. (3700 S La Cholla Blvd.), in western Tucson, Arizona. New letterboxes will be placed for this event. Also, bring your own new boxes to plant. This is both a large flat area and a mountainous area both covered with mesquite and palo verde trees, grass and shrubs, and cactus. An early dinner will be a potluck. Burritos will be provided and participants are asked to bring other foods to add to the meal. Bring your own drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet new letterboxers, do some exchanges, obtain a few travelers, and of course find new letterboxes. There are dozens of letterboxes in the Tucson area and several near the gathering area to find before, during, and after the event. This is at an elevation of about 2,500 ft., so the weather should be mild.
Go here for additional information and to signup.
This event is being held at the same time as the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show -- the world's largest gem & mineral show! Please be aware that motel rooms, as well as rental cars, are very difficult to find and expensive. If you are having a problem locating a room, you might try to the east in Benson or north to Casa Grande or even Phoenix. Camping is available at at least six campgrounds in the greater Tucson area, some public and some commercial.
Directions: From I-19 take Exit 99 and go west on Ajo Way for about 1.5 miles. Go right (north) on La Cholla Blvd. for about 0.3 miles. Turn left (west) onto the second park entrance road and drive to the end of the paved road to Ramada 40 on the right and park there.
Here is a map of the park area.
There will be a special event stamp for this gathering.
If any of you local people have some firewood, please bring it for the campfire ring.
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Last updated: January 10, 2013
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