In the event you did not already know this, letterboxing involves turning off the television, getting off the couch, gathering the basic human necessities to survive for a few hours away from a refrigerator, and wandering off into the woods. This includes, at a MINIMUM, one protein-bar per hour per person, one liter of water per hour per person, a functional compass, an emergency radio beacon, and a map of the area you intend to occupy. You should also consider a first aid kit, an extra set of warmer clothing, a pocket-knife or utility tool, a GPS receiver, a cell-phone, and pepper-spray. Carefully observing the above will maximize, but not insure, your chances of returning home intact. Ignoring it can, and eventually will, get you lost, hurt, and or dead. Prepare yourself properly, and consider yourself warned.


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The Anceint Wisdom Letterbox
Reported Missing 2006-04-05

Where the three rivers meet, messages from travelers of the past we may glimpse.

This location is protected and maintained by the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (Las Cruces office), and a small donation is requested upon your visit.

The ancient gypsies must have discovered treasure in this area when they passed through. They hid the treasure, and left the clues to its location on these rocks. If only we could understand and interpret what is written. Or, maybe the tribe's graffiti artist was just bored one night. Either way, the markings seen here are intriguing. Locate marker #3. Roughly 90 paces ahead along the trail, you will stop before you step up. Sierra Blanca, the highest peak in Southern New Mexico, will be at 65 degrees. With your back to your vehicle, align the split rocks just off the trail at 275 degrees with a rocky hill in the background. The split rocks sort of make a ring. Your hidden treasure lies in the center of the ring below the grey, red, and green lichens. Sierra Blanca rises at 70 degrees from this spot. Good luck!

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