Explore Letterbox Trail

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It's Skagit Watershed Letterbox Trail time again, with a kick off event on Sunday, June 24 at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 1 ­‑ 4 p.m.

Skagit PUD is joining with area environmental organizations and groups to hide “letterboxes” up and down the Skagit watershed this summer. Letterboxing is a great way to explore the natural wonders of Skagit County while learning how to help protect our watershed.

As kind of a cross between geocaching and a scavenger hunt, participants follow clues to discover hidden letterboxes, which include a journal (for stamping) and a stamp or stickers for participants to place in their own journal. In addition, participants collect a “special word” to record at each site.

Clues will be released to the general public on June 29. Stop by the PUD lobby, any public library, or visit our website at for a list of Letterbox Trail clues.

Be sure to also follow the adventures of other letterboxers on the Skagit Watershed Letterbox Trail Facebook page. It's a wealth of information and sharing.