So I've planned lots of letterboxing for this weekend. Today, I'll be letterboxing out west with the hilarious Ms. Viking and tomorrow I'll be letterboxing with a friend who likes to tag along. (Yeah, I know, I'm trying.)
But as I'm sitting here, printing out my clues, I'm wondering why. Why am I using paper when pretty much all other aspects of my letterboxing experience involve technology? In fact, once I'm on the trail, I use my iPhone quite extensively:
- I can access AtlasQuest and LbNA and their full sites;
- I can access clues through BoxFinder;
- I have GPS as well as built in compass;
- I have an excellent camera and video camera;
- I have my Geocaching app, for double checking my plant locations;
- I have hike tracking to map out my routes;
- I have amazing photo and video editing available;
- I have an emergency resouce otherwise known as a "telephone" at my fingertips;
- I have some tunes for the car - podcasts to boot;
- I have up-to-the-minute weather information;
- I have a whole slew of generally useful apps; and
- I have clues in disguise - rather than weirdly hiking with paper in my hand.
I'll check in tomorrow with my travelogue... and let you know how how I feel in the high tech vs. low tech experience treats me.