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Monday, September 5, 2011

Letterboxing in Island Park

We just returned from a quick trip to Island Park and YNP.  It is time I shared one of my favorite activities...letterboxing.  It is the older cousin of geocaching, but you don't need GPS technology to play.  You can find boxes all over the world, and discover great places as a result of your hikes.  I use to find boxes, and this trip we found one in Box Canyon, right at Island Park.  Once you find a hidden box, you put your "stamp" and name in their logbook, and put their stamp in your own log book.  We have a special stamp that we use, and I am always delighted when we actually find the box.  This time, we also found an osprey nest with babies and a protective mom, as well as a wild rasberry patch.  The view was beautiful as well.  So wherever you are, try letterboxing for yourself.  It is a really fun activity!

Cool fish ladder below the little dam at Buffalo River Hydroelectric Project


  1. Never heard of letterboxing, but geocaching is pretty fun. We'll have to try it. Thanks!

  2. The biggest difference is the stamps. Since it is a much older scavenger hunt, the families usually make their own rubber stamps to share in the logbooks. We have enjoyed finding boxes all over the country. Good luck!