The moons of Jupiter pretty much have to align in order for this type of thing to happen:
-there has to be a letterbox planted close enough to find
-there has to be sufficiently good weather to risk trails in my work clothes
-I have to have a solved clue that has a trail short enough to get there and back in my lunch break
-I have to have letterboxing gear with me
As I said, luck was on my side and even after a long time since the last finder and, ya know, winter, I had a successful find.
The clue in question was for three.trail.mice's Twin Tree Letterbox. It's clue lists it fairly close to my office. I didn't have a printed clue, but I did have my iPhone and two letterboxing apps, so good to go. The weather was perfect and I did have some boots to wear... and I had my "emergency" letterboxing kit with me in my glove box. It was on.
The clue was clear and concise, and though I got more mud on my pant leg that I would have liked, I found the box. Nice and clean and dry, hand-carved stamp from a junior trail mouse, and hand-made logbook. What more can you ask for really?
Covered up better than I found it and then made my way back to the office. This would be a lovely lunchtime pasttime, except now the nearest letterbox is a 45 minute drive away, 1.5 hour round trip. Don't think that would work for a lunch break. Oh well.
|Spring is definitely coming...|
|The letterbox! You can tell what a nice day it was by how strong that shadow is - the sun was really shining!|