Do you enjoy getting out into the great outdoors? Are you looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy? Letterboxing combines elements of a scavenger hunt, hiking, orienteering, map reading, puzzle solving and creative expression in a unique activity that's growing in popularity. There are more than 22,000 letterboxes hidden in the U.S. today, but you'll only find them if you can correctly follow the clues. Once you've found a letterbox, record your discovery in its log using your personal rubber stamp, and stamp the letterbox's stamp in your personal journal.
This site is devoted to providing information and resources for letterboxers, particularly if you're new to the hobby.
See you on the trails!
- Silent Doug
What Is Letterboxing?
Getting Started in Letterboxing
A Short History of Letterboxing on Dartmoor (New!)
The History of Letterboxing in North America (New!)
Publishing and Announcing Your Letterbox Clues (New!)
Where Can I Find Clues to Letterboxes? (New!)
Letterboxing Safety and Security (New!)
What Is a Personal Traveller?
Letterboxing for Kids: Making a Stamp from Fun Foam
What Is a Hitchhiker?
What Is Postal Letterboxing?
Mounting Your Rubber Stamps
How Long is a Pace?
Tips for Planning a Gathering
More Letterboxing Articles by Silent Doug
BOOKS, REGALIA, GIFTS & GEAR
"The Letterboxer's Companion" Book
TOOLS & LINKS
Gear & Gifts for Letterboxers
Cool Letterboxing Bumper Stickers!
Official LBNA Regalia
Calendar of Letterboxing Gatherings (New!)
SILENT DOUG'S PERSONAL LETTERBOX RECORD
Letterbox Rating System
Letterboxing Links (Updated!)
Letterboxes I've Planted and Adopted
Letterboxes I've Found