Letterbox
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Letterbox Maryland Wye Oak - OU0AB0

 Letterbox near Maryland Wye Oak

Hidden by  hannahgood

N 39° 29.183' W 77° 14.266' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Letterbox
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 13 August 2017
 Date Created: 13 August 2017
 Last Modified: 09 July 2018
 Waypoint: OU0AB0

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
1607 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Letterbox 

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Description   EN   

A letterbox is another form of treasure hunting. Once a letterbox is found instead of signing a log book, you place your stamp mark in the letterbox's log book and place the letterbox's stamp into your own log book.

The Lions Club partnered with a Girl Scout seeking her Gold Award, in the planting of a Wye Oak seedling at Unglesbee Memorial Park in Libertytown, Maryland. She also planted a garden of wild flowers surrounding the tree and built a fence around the garden. The park was named for Charles Unglesbee who was a member of the club from 1954 to 1968 and was president in 1965. The Wye Oak was the largest white oak tree in the United States and the State Tree of Maryland from1941 until its demise in 2002 and was estimated to be nearly 500 years old. It measured 31 feet, 10 inches, in circumference, stood 96 feet tall, and had an average crown spread of 119 feet.

The Letterbox is hidden nearby in the park.

While you are there look for the Maryland Wye Oak Geocache. It is also located in the park.

Letterbox moved to a new location in the park on July 9, 2018 because of damage to original location.

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 1x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

1 11 August 2018 DudleyGrunt Found it

Visited with sfcchaz, today. After DNFing the other cache, we located this one with no problem. Very nice container and stamp. Would suggest a piece of felt to help wipe the stamp after using it.

Wasn't having a good day. Left my stamp and book at home, even thought Chaz asked me if I had my stamp. I had just put my walking stick in the back seat and thought he had said, "You got your staff?"

Then also forgot to drop the moving cache off here. Will come back with it, my stamp and stamp book when I come to get the traditional cache.

#405 on OCNA!

Thanks and Happy Trails!

1 11 August 2018 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

Smile Co-FTF Smile with DudleyGrunt at 9:00 AM. At least on this site Wink. There were a couple other stamps in the logbook that looked like pure letterboxers. Can the CO let me know if this cache is cross listed on any other listing services? Thanks.

 

I attempted this cache a month ago, but the CO had it in for maintenance. Once I saw the log about replacing it, I wanted to make another attempt. So I contacted DudleyGrunt about attempting it today. He was up for it, so we came out for the adventure. This is a very nicely done Letterbox and is in great shape. I placed my smiley face stamp in the logbook that I have been using since 2008 and took an impression of the letterbox stamp.

 

I gave a recommendation for this cache. Thanks for the fun.

3 10 July 2018 hannahgood Comment

sfcchaz: I was alerted that termites had infested the area it was hidden and removed the letterbox to clean it. You indeed found the previous spot! Today I rehid the letterbox in a new location at the park and updated the coordinates. I hope you can return to find it. Kind regards! - hannahgood

2 06 July 2018 sfcchaz Didn't find it

I believe this cache is gone. I found a stump that had some sheet rock type screw anchors in it that seemed real odd. Unless it was used with dowels to keep the top in place, which is no longer there. I checked all of the stumps in the area. Frown 

I'll try to add a picture.

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12 14 August 2017 TermiteHunter OC Team comment

Accepted