My daughter and I were out squatching at the great sand dune, now known as Squatch Mountain in Muskegon MI ;) and found a barely visible plastic container hidden under an old tree stump – turns out it was a letterbox.
Top of Letterbox
The top of the letterbox says “This is not trash, you’ve found a letterbox! Please carefully rehide this box where you found it, and happy letterboxing!”
2. Side View of the Letterbox
This is the side view of the letterbox showing just how small the box really is.
Contents of the Letterbox
You can see the contents of the letterbox which includes a notebook protected by a plastic bag.
Letterboxing Contact Information
You can see the contact information for the person who started this letterbox.
Stamp also included in the letterbox
Children of share their favorite stamp expecting that you’ll replace it with your own.
Lumbertown Letterboxing Series
Top of the notebook found inside the letterbox. Say’s “Lumbertown Series – John Torrent 1882, Muskegon Michigan”.
The first notebook page by Kettie Kara
This is the first page found of the notebook found inside the letterbox. Say’s 31 July 2004 Kettie Kara, the person who started this letterbox.
Letterbox friend from Kalamazoo, MI
Also marked by visitors from Grandville, MI saying “First Finders! Yea, beautiful day. New sunshine & cool.
Page two of the letterbox
Simply has a “Hiker” stamp dated 8-19-04 Snails Pace”
Great Letterboxing Clues!
Says “I know enough of the area to figure…” signed Bindle Babe.
The Schra Family, Est. 1993
Letterbox book page dated April 8, 2005 watching a loon on Muskegon Lake
Wisconsin letterboxing saying “Martini Man from Bookfield, WI 6-sep-04 on a sunny Labor Day.
Letterboxing from a person with sore knees that got lost and found this book.
Tom & Susan Pflugerville Tx, 78669
Letterboxing from Texas with picture of dog “Pfetch”
Baker Family from Byron Center MI
Letterbox with “Beautiful Day” and “We climbed all over dunes this morning for Sugerbowl and Big Bear.
The Corda Clan
Beautiful setting! Hot & Warm Water!” from letterbox on 7-22-07
Letterboxing With a Cherry on Top
dated 8/16/07 and writing “Neat little hiding hole”
18. The “G”s frp, Simfoe;d Michigan 9-5-07
Simply has a stamp that says “Wish you were here” that is made just for letterboxing
19. Beautiful Walk
Another letterboxing stamp by John & Mindy on 10-21-07
20. The 5 M’s Letterboxing
This family had 5 stamps prepared on 8-25-08
21. Denny & Debbie D and Puppy
Augest 25 2008 stamped with Guiding light Westland Mi.
Fabulous Froop Letterboxers
Brain, Christie, Tyler & Luke and finding the letterbox after their second attempt.
Jesus Loves You
Letterboxing by Beth & Matt on behalf of Jim & Coz, 6116110. 40 + sailboats on lake this beautiful evening!
Rita the Nomad Letterboxing
Rita the Nomad from S. Dakoto on 6-16-2012 and Falcon Hitch Hiker from Arizona.
Letterboxing from Twin Lake
Picture of a salmon by anonymous hikers from Twin Lake Michigan with friends.
Letterbox was hard to find
By Jenna and Sarah on 8-13-2010
Katie letterboxing on 8-13-2010 with stamp of tree.
Found letterbox by accident
Kurt and Sean – Father & Son explain how they found the letterbox on 7/25/11
Simply a letterbox stamp of an Angel on 11-4-11
30. Chris Wilson and Tess Wilson
Chris and his daughter Tess Wilson were out for a fun and found this letterbox by accident.
Our with friends, the Belangers found this letterbox with a tent stamp and from North Muskegon
From Spingchick and Little Horse who was only 2years old – dated 8-13-04
Pencil for Letterboxing
The only thing missing from the box was a pen or pencil, so we went on the hunt for writing material, found a pencil and left our message, along with the pencil.
Until today, we had never heard of letterboxing and doing a little research, we found that it’s a popular outdoor hobby where clues are given to the location of the box. Each box contains a stamp so that you have proof you found the treasure. You then mark a page with your own stamp if you have one and leave a message for others.
I’d tell you where we found it, but that would just spoil the fun, wouldn’t it :)
Update: This letterbox is by Keltic Kara and is the Lumbertown Series #1 (of 4) LbNA # 9807.