Boxing with Mark & Sue


Pinecone Adventures

Expect the Unexpected!

Pinecone Adventures is the letterboxing travel portion of our hobby. We love to travel and letterbox and thought others might like to join us as well. Sue & I offer group rates to all of our trip attendees and never make a penny on our trips. Our reward is the fun in getting different groups of boxers together in pursuit of this great hobby!

Listed below is the chronological listing of our sponsored events. We hope that you will join us in a future event!



Return to the Moor, August 28 - September 6, Dartmoor

18 hearty letterboxers will once again storm the moor in search of letterboxes where it all began - the wild and beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Stops include Stonehenge and Cranmere Pool.

You can follow us as we blog daily hereThis will be our third Pinecone Adventure on the moor and we're betting that three's a charm!


Bed & Boxing #7, October 17 - 19, Lake George, NY 

No sooner do we return home from Dartmoor and it's time to pack our bags again for Bed & Boxing! 

On our 7th anniversary of this boxing weekend away, we are moving to upstate New York and the scenic area of Lake George. We'll occupy a whole resort for a weekend filled with new boxes, a Saturday night BBQ and much more!



Bed & Boxing #6October 18 - 20, Cape Cod

Again we return to cavort on the Cape for another fun-filled weekend.



Vive Italia Letterboxing Tour, October 24 - November 6, 2012, Touring the Boot with the Pinecone Pair

A 13 day trip to Italy - featuring all of the highlights - Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Siena, Lake Como, Milan and more. With our own guide to show us the way, we'll get a wonderful overview of all Italia has to offer with enough boxing thrown in for good measure. We are in the planning stages so stay tuned to our blog for more info. If you think Alaska was fun; wait until you see this trip and it's itinerary!


Bed & Boxing #5, October 19 - 21, Cape Cod, MA

New location with all of those great Cape Boxes. And some new boxes planted by the locals especially for this weekend. Come and join us for a fall weekend filled with good boxes, friendship and food!



Attendees of the Alaskan Pinecone Adventure in Denali National Park with snowy Mt. McKinley in the background

Alaska Letterboxing Adventure Cruise, July 4 - 15

Join us on this Pinecone Adventure as we cruise and learn about the beauty and wildlife in Alaska. Boxes planted on the ship, special activities and just relaxing will be high on the agenda. Book early to ensure you get the cabin of your choice. Special group discount rates will be offered. 7 night cruise is the main voyage with an add-on of 5 nights on land featuring the wilds of Denali National Park. The land portion is a guided tour and sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Deadline for booking is November 1, 2010.


Bed & Boxing #4 - Meet Me & the Mrs. at Mount Monadnock, October 14 - 9, 2012

This forth edition of our popular fall weekend will take place at the beautiful Woodbound Inn, Rindge, NH - all in the shadow of Mt. Monadnock. 12 miles of hiking trails, private beach area on a lake, cabins, motel style and inn rooms round out the choices of accommodations. You can always count on a good time when you mix a great bunch of boxers with some nice boxes in the crisp fall air. Don't delay because this one always fill us quickly!



Tom Cooch (second from right)

Bed & Boxing #3 - A Green Mountain Adventure, October 22 - 24, Mystery Location, VT

It's our 3rd annual Bed & Boxing weekend but this time in a brand new mystery location (easy to decipher) in the Green Mountains of Vermont. And no, it's not West Dover!!!

This new location in VT offers many extras that we haven't had in the past: an indoor family-sized hot tub, 2 individual heat-controlled dry heat saunas, a nice multi-level deck overlooking the outside pool (may be closed) & the Green Mountains and even a game room that includes ping pong, air hockey and more.

Meals are much heartier this year. One change is that we will not have the Friday Night Welcome Buffet. We'll move that to Saturday night since many found it difficult and stressful getting to the inn in time on Friday evening. I have other plans for a group social time on Friday night at about 8pm!!!!!!!! Either eat dinner at the inn on your own or stop on your way up on Friday - either way your Friday night meal is not included in the rate.

Don't miss this one which is limited to only 50 attendees. We're almost full at this writing. This will be our best Bed & Boxing event ever!!!


Mini Meet with Mark & Sue, February 12, St. Augustine, FL

Our love of travel (and the chance for warmer weather) takes us to the historic town of St. Augustine, FL. We'll be visiting for the week and set up this little mini meet on Friday, February 12 from 6pm to 9pm at a restaurant to be determined. Click on the Atlas Quest link on the title above to sign up. Since this is an official Pinecone Adventure, you get our special traveler if you attend this or any of the other events listed on this page.


Students of the "Pinecone Academy"

New Boxers Gathering Weekend, April 23 - 25 , West Dover, VT 

Spend a weekend with us in southern VT; while you box and learn some basics like beginning stamp-carving, logbook making, how to clue a box including different clue techniques, etc. Spend some time hunting some of our Back to Our Roots boxes as well. 

Space is limited to about 50 boxers. Cost effective pricing to include 2 nights stay in southern VT plus 2 full breakfasts and Friday night Welcome Buffet. Choose from one of 2 quaint southern VT inns. Hope you can join us!




Bed & Boxing Redux, Weekend of October 30 - November 1, Jackson, NH

Part 2 of our Bed & Boxing fun! This time it's a little earlier in hopes we get better weather! Since it's over Halloween weekend, we ask that you bring your favorite costume for our Halloween-themed Friday night Welcome Buffet. New boxes to premiere amidst the quaint countryside of this typical New England village. If you couldn't make last year, we hope you can this time!


Guests Der Mad Stamper/Mitch Klink & Tom Cooch

Back to Our Roots Gathering, June 20, West Dover, VT

Exchanges, a covered gathering spot at the foothills of VT, BBQ picnic, hayride and bonfire. Good old fashioned fun in the foothills of the beautiful Green Mountains of VT - home to many letterboxing firsts! This is a gathering that we promise you won't soon forget!


Stormin' Stone Mountain, February 19 - 22, Stone Mountain, GA



The Bundt Team

Bed & Boxing, November 14 - 16, Jackson, NH


Pink houses & pink beaches

First Ever Letterboxing Cruise, June 22 - 29



The group prepares for another day storming the Moor!

Dartmoor Trip 2, September 14 - 22



Cranmere Pool Letterbox Guest Book; circa 1905

Dartmoor Trip, September 17 - 25

A post to the LBNA Talk List reaffirmed my thoughts from the previous spring! See the October 2nd, 2003 post towards the bottom of the page!

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