The second annual National
Trails Day Letterboxer Gathering will be held on Saturday, June 4th
at Tarrywile Park in Danbury, Connecticut. Eastern Mountain Sports of
Danbury will sponsor National Trail Day events around the park including
hikes, clinics, mountain biking, geocaching, and a letterboxing information
area and gathering. Come join us for a exciting day full of stamp carving
classes, a Dartmoor Discussion, a letterboxers grab bag, and a stamp
carving competition as well as a letterbox hike for boxes placed thrughout
the park including new boxes placed specifically for the event. The
Great American Stamp Store of Westport will continue its support of
this event by supplying carving tools, pink stuff, and cats eye ink
pads of assorted colors for sale at the event.
If you plan on attending this years National Trails Day Letterboxer
Gathering please RSVP on Atlasquest.
will supply Letterboxing Bands which come in youth and adult sizes
for $5.00 each. These bands are modeled after the 'Livestrong' bands
that have become so popular in rescent months. Now you may own a
green bracelet with our motto: "GET OUT THERE & BOX!!!"
Show your spirit and love for this wonderful outdoor activity.
Name tags with the National
Trails Day logo will be provided for letterboxers to identify
one another. However, we are offering a National Trails Day Letterboxer
Gathering comemorative T-Shirt for the cost of $15.00. These T-Shirts
will have the National Trails Day logo on the chest and your trail
name and stamp on the back. An example of the design can be seen
below. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt please contact
with the following information:
1. How many shirts (and what sizes) would you like?
2. What name do you want on each shirt? (font?)
3. A scan of your stamps at as high a quality
as possible so they can be enlarged.
The order of events is as follows:
||The 2nd Annual National Trails
Day Letterboxing Gathering Begins!!
||Stamp Carving Class
this class is designed to help new letterboxers begin the art
of stamp carving as well as enable other letterboxers to further
their technique. This instruction will be offered throughout the
day. Assistance from other letterboxers is welcomed.
a slide show presented by Letterboxer2002,
first American Dartmoor 100 Club Member
All participants will recieve Dartmoor Discussions Letterbox.
bring your favorite meal and join in the pot-luck lunch. I'll
bring the munchkins! ;-)
i.e. - chicken salad and rolls, wraps, chips, tortilla chips and
dip, drinks, cookies, etc.
Stamp Carving Competition
1. Any Carving Medium
2. Any Carving Tools
3. Any Image (Keep It Clean)
4. Any Ink
5. Any Visual Enhancers (i.e. magnifying lense)
6. The image may be transfered to the medium prior to the competition
7. No carving may take place prior to the begining of the competition
(including trimming the edge of the stamp)
8. No physical assistance from other letterboxers (or non-letterboxers)
9. Contestants have 45 minutes to complete their stamp and submit
a pressing for judging
All contestants will recieve a Stamp Carving Competition event
stamp for their participation. The winner will recieve a letterboxing
prize! Following the competition contestants may consider using
the stamp as a Hitchiker, Event Stamp or creating a letterbox
on the Tarrywile Park property.
||Letterboxer Grab Bag
bring an item related to letterboxing
to be entered in the grab bag (no more than $10)
i.e. - carving tools, pink stuff, letterbox, compass, first aid
All participants will recieve a Letterboxer Grab Bag event stamp.
||Letterbox Group Hike
a group hike in search of letterboxes
on the property. Clues will be distributed for letterboxes that
will be exclusively planted for this event.
the hike, letterboxers are free to enjoy the Tarrywile property
for the remainder of the day. There are also several letterboxes
in nearby areas of Danbury, Bethel, and Ridgefield. If you choose
to continue letterboxing we may all consider meeting for dinner
at a local restraunt in Danbury.