Sunday, March 28, 2010

Apolo Anton Ohno

Date Placed: March 28, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Mystery, Salt Lake, Utah
Status: Active

Apolo Anton Ohno, as of 2010, is the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time. He holds eight short track speed skating medals, won over the course of three Olympic games.

My tribute to Ohno can be found on the east side, second to last white beam on the north end, under a loose northwest brick. Please be VERY discreet, and when replacing, make sure the brick looks as if it belongs.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Carved with a razor knife and a gouge. Sent to Wyoming to be placed in Colorado!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mounted Knight

Carved with a razor knife and gouge. Sending to Illinois.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Marilyn Monroe

Carved with a razor knife. Headed to Colorado!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Shall We...?

Carved for a limited edition LTC using a razor knife and a gouge. Sent off to North Carolina for a permanent home!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dinosaur National Monument

Carved with a razor knife. Sent to Iowa.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hickman Bridge

Located in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Carved with a razor knife and a gouge. Sent to Oklahoma.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Grosvenor Arch

Located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Carved with a razor knife and a gouge. Sent to Florida.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Made my first LTC with these guys. Carved with a razor knife. Sent the stamp to New York.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Carved with a razor knife and a gouge. Sent to Minnesota.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Special request stamp, carved with a razor knife and a gouge. Sent to Indiana.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Special request, carved with a razor knife. Sent to Louisiana.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stephen King

Sent to Maryland. Carved with a razor knife.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hobo Hitchhiker #3

Date Placed: March 10, 2010
Letterbox: Hitchhiker
Carver: GreenJello
Planter: GreenJello

This hobo wants to see a bit of the countryside. Well, maybe after his nap...

Known Stops:
1. Thompson, Ohio (started)
2. Kirtland, Ohio
3. Del Muerto, Arizona
4. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
5. Columbia, South Carolina

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lower Calf Creek Falls Webbox

Date "Placed": March 9, 2010
Letterbox: Webbox
Carver: GreenJello 
Location: Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Garfield, Utah 
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip (allow 3-4 hours average hiking time)
Status: Active

Lower Calf Creek Falls is a breathtaking desert waterfall hike.  This gorgeous trail takes you between mineral-streaked cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, passing beaver ponds and pre-historic rock art sites, en route to your destination. At the end of your journey, the crystal clear waters of Calf Creek take a 126-foot plunge over a sandstone cliff into a transparent pool of cool water below.

Calf Creek Falls is a southern Utah landmark and the major feature of the BLM's Calf Creek Recreation Area. Round trip distance to the falls is 5.5 miles. While little elevation change is encountered (with the exception of some short, steep sections), the trail can be classified as very strenuous walking (particularly in warm weather). However, the falls area, once reached, is a delightfully cool, shady haven well worth the effort.   Best of all, you are invited to jump in and take a swim in this desert paradise. Photographers, take note: best light is during mid-morning.

Since this waterfall is located within the boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, letterboxes are not allowed. Therefore, this webbox has been created. You must actually visit the location to be able to answer the following two questions to sign the online log book:

1. How many bridges must you cross before reaching the falls?
2. What substance covers the majority of the trail?

Copy and paste the website below into your browser window, replacing [Answer1] and [Answer 2] with the correct responses to the two questions above.


Directions: From Boulder, Utah follow Highway 12 southwest for 11.4 miles to the "Calf Creek Recreation Area" sign to your right. From Escalante, Utah follow Highway 12 northeast for 14.4 miles to the "Calf Creek Recreation Area" sign to your left.

From the sign on Highway 12 follow the paved spur road 200 yards to the day-use parking area and trailhead. The trailhead contains an information kiosk, drinking water and a restroom. A small fee is required to park in the day-use area and is payable at the information kiosk. The day-use fee is $2.00, as of March 2010.

The round trip takes 3-4 hours according to the trail guide (a useful, illustrated pamphlet describing 24 points of interest), but under 2 hours if walking quickly. The route is along the west side of the creek, generally above the canyon floor which is covered by large areas of reeds and thick grass. It passes three Indian petroglyph sites and two ruined stone-built granaries, tucked away in alcoves in cliffs at the far side. After rounding the end of a side canyon at mile 1.8, the path descends closer to the stream and is more shaded, as the canyon walls become steeper and the route passes through woodland.

Notes: Camping is available at the trailhead. The BLM maintained campground contains 13 sites available on a first-come first-served basis. The overnight camping fee is $7.00 per night as of March 2010. Campsites fill up very quickly, and it is highly recommended that you arrive early in the day to secure one. (However, when we arrived late, the camp host graciously allowed us to set up in the group camping area, along with other late comers. He mentioned that they do not turn anyone away, if at all possible.) This is easily one of the most beautiful campgrounds I have had the privilege of staying in.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Michael Jackson - King of Pop

Date Placed: March 8, 2010 (replaced: July 18, 2010)
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Jackson Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Status: Active

Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and entertainer. Referred to as the King of Pop, he is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time, and one of the most influential. His contributions to music, dance and fashion, and a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

I will always fondly remember the "Thriller" years, marveling at how every song on a record could be SO good. And how awesome the music video was, when he turned into a zombie-thing. And, yes... I knew how to do the moonwalk!

Rest in peace, Michael.
Directions:  From I-15, take the 600 North Exit in Salt Lake City. Head west off the exit. Take the first left after the overpass ends on 800 West. Turn left on 500 North. Jackson Park will be just ahead on your right.

Find the tallest slide, and slide down it. At the bottom, you will be facing a driveway of sorts on the edge of the park. Walk over to it and turn right. Follow that until you are standing by the break in the fence. To your right will be a concrete pad. On the west side of this pad, under the concrete next to the utility pole, remove the small rocks hiding the letterbox. Please rehide VERY carefully, as this box has already gone missing once.

Please be very discreet in finding and rehiding this letterbox.