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.
YOU SHOULD NOT CONSIDER THIS A SAFE ACTIVITY!
By following the directions included on this page, which neither
RIBNAG nor any of its members present as wholly or even
partially accurate, you agree, in a legally binding sense,
that you take complete responsibility for your actions and
safety. You further agree that in no event will you hold
RIBNAG or any of its members morally, criminally, or
financially liable for any misfortunes that may befall you
over the course of searching for this letterbox, including
the return trip from said letterbox. By proceeding beyond
this sentence, you certify that you have read all of the
above, agree with it in its entirety and with no exceptions,
and consider yourself mentally, physically, and chronologically
competent to parse these two paragraphs, agree with them, and
successfully undertake the task of finding, and returning from,
the letterbox indicated herein.
IF AND ONLY IF YOU AGREE, YOU MAY PROCEED
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The Sands of Time
Where on earth can you go to get blasted by clouds of gypsum as
the sands of time move forward, eventually to engulf the city of the fat cottonwood?
There you must go to find what you seek.
Do not attempt this quest after ~9:00 am, as there will be too many onlookers,
and you will place the box in danger. Stealthy you shall be.
A small fee to enter you must pay, unless, of course, you possess a magic card
which demonstrates you support for the preservation of such places. Once inside,
seek the spot where you would view this magnificient place if your personal
locomotion was aided by a tool not of flesh.
"Look over" that which is before you. On your way, observe the wonderful array of
photosynthetic organisms which are able to survive in this uniquely strange environment.
Edward Abbey had something to say which applies quite well to what surrounds you.
Rest your bones for a moment on the side which will allow you the closest view of
Abbey's words in the language in which the words you read now are written.
Scoot over to the edge. (Don't get any splinters!) Dig by the post to which your
dangling left hand is nearest.
PLEASE REHIDE VERY CARFULLY. This is a very busy spot. Thanks! We hope you enjoyed your hunt!
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about our group.
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