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.


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.


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 The Sands of Time
Reported missing 2006-04-05

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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