Thursday, March 28, 2013
Easter Long Weekend: the unofficial start to the Ontario letterboxing season
I've noticed in the few years I've been letterboxing that this upcoming weekend seems to be the first opportunity of the season for the majority of boxers to dust off their gear and get out on the trail. In my experience, while there certainly are a number of those who get around over the winter to nab a box here or there, most folks wait for warmer temps before making those trips.
So, I sit here myself and prep for my own letterboxing weekend. I am lucky enough to have both the Friday and the Sunday off, although my four days are interrupted by a wedding on Saturday. Therefore, I've been prepping for a trip out to Kitchener tomorrow to snatch some of those many boxes that were planted en masse it seems over the last year, as well as stop in to pay my respects to the Ontario letterboxing maffia queenpin.
Now, I've been gathering my clues, tagging my choices as I go on AQ, but I tend to be fairly changeable when it comes to how I bring my clues along with me. Sometimes I print them, one at a time, as they strike my fancy. Sometimes I just print out the clues at one shot, as well as a map with all the pins on top so I can choose an order based on location rather than how they print, and I have cut and paste clues into little cheet sheets - 20+ clues all on one page... other times I rely solely on my iPhone... I haven't decided what is "best" for me yet; I think it just depends on my mood.
Hope everyone has a lovely letterboxing weekend and gets the chance to get out on a trail somewhere! Bring boots for mud - or snow if there's any left. If anyone is coming to Toronto, I can advise that we are and have been snowless for a while, but mud abounds.