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About Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth.

There are about 60,000 active letterboxes listed on LbNA alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and occasionally contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook.

Letterboxer stamping into their logbook

What’s New?

  1. GS Troop 4 St Louis, MO
  2. Troop 18999 Blaine, MN
  3. Between a Rock and a Hard Place Bedford, NH
  4. Whispers of the Brook Bedford, NH
  5. PROVE Oxford, CT
  6. Love Those Movies: The Chaser Inglewood, CA
  7. You say Izai I say Izay! Burbank, CA
  8. Quail Quest Burbank, CA
  9. Scroggs Frogs Chapel Hill, NC
  10. Ice cream on the Hill Hillsborough, NC
  11. Thunderstorm Hillsborough, NC
  12. ROAR New Milford, CT
More new letterboxes

Most Recently Found

  1. Terlingua, Texas! Terlingua, TX (1/2)
  2. How do you travel ?? Colebrook, CT (1/4)
  3. Stampe et Vertongen SV.4C Front Royal, VA
  4. Dead Man's Hole Marble Falls, TX
  5. Futurama Georgetown, TX (4/4)
  6. Fort Tuminson Leander, TX
  7. Old Pepper Tree Leander, TX
  8. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Cedar Park, TX (2/2)
  9. Pleasant Goat Cedar Park, TX
  10. Deep Sea Citizen Cedar Park, TX
  11. Pleasant Valley Sundae ???, NJ
  12. Pleasant Valley Sunday ???, NJ

Tip of the Day

The Status button on a clue page let’s members indicate when they found a letterbox... or attempted to find one. You should only mark a box as attempted when you feel confident that you found the location, but the box wasn’t there. Getting lost in the woods doesn’t count. :-)

Image of the Day

Image of the Day
Thacher Island, Rockport MA - photo by The Merry Pranksters