Goodbye, 2012. What a wonderful year you were. In 2012, I found 151 boxes (down 50 from the year before), and planted 67 - weirdly, the same as the year before. The vast majority of those were for Box ON!. I hosted a mini meet and the big Ontario meet, I crossed the border multiple times for events and regular letterboxing, and was in my first car accident.
My favourite plant would be Love in Suraksan - mostly because it's never been found and probably never will be, but it's my little seed of hope on the other side of the globe. Only found once is my And a Bottle of Rum box down in Key West, a fun letterbox.
My favourite find this year was the Hockley Valley Hitchhiker Chalet by trailfeathers. The find doesn't stick out for me, but the age and history of this beastie really did it for me. This box dates back to 2007 and had some amazing Ontario letterboxing history in its pages. It had sat for a while before I got up there; it's pretty far out of the way for most of the existing boxers in this province, but was a beautiful find anyway. I had a great letterboxing day the day I found this one and this box in particular did it for me.
Despite my own personal downswing in finds, this blog has really picked up. I've posted over 100 posts this year, and I'm getting a lot of traffic from Google. A good chunk from Atlas Quest, but lots from Google. Weird. But I'm not here to make money from this blog, just wanting to post about my adventures and maybe inspire others to take a walk in the woods. I've been stalking other blogs and am happy that Ms. Viking has really gotten blogging as well.
I'm looking forward to some great letterboxing in 2013 - and in particular to We Live & Breathe in
Anyways, I hope everyone has had a great year and I look forward to seeing you on the trails in 2013...