Sunday, March 2, 2008

Weed, California

Yesterday we spent the day letterboxing near Mt. Shasta, California. For those of you that have never heard of letterboxing (it's similar to geocaching), you should check it out. Its a treasure hunting type activity. You get the clues for boxes hidden in your area online at the letterboxing sites. Then you set out with a stamp, ink pad, and a journal to find the letterboxes. Each person has their own stamp, its like your own signature. Once you find the letterbox, you use the stamp inside the letterbox (usually a plastic container with a logbook and stamp), you stamp your book with their stamp. Then you stamp their logbook with your stamp. I am not good at explanations so I hope that made sense. Its a fun family activity.

We were near Weed, CA and stopped to take some photos of Mt. Shasta at the Weed rest stop. It was very cloudy, so most of the volcano was covered. Maybe next time we will get some good photos. Weed is a little city set in the Cascade Mountains with Mt. Shasta just outside the city.


Lynette said...

That letterboxing sounds like fun. I know y'all must enjoy doing it.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah, that does sound like fun. I'm guessing this would work best in a rural environment with real "mailboxes" to contain the supplies along the route? That would make a great scooter club activity! Thanks, Jana. And yes, 2100 miles. I'm heading to Glacier NP next July via scooter with one of my friends.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Weed is the southern end of Hwy 97.
Hwy 97 goes all the way north to the Yukon Border, not sure but that must be over two thousand miles of road.
My home town of Oliver is on Hwy 97 here in BC