Passport Hitchhiker

LOCATION:  Hitchhiker

CHALLENGE:  1 star

DATE/NUMBER:  29-Nov-2002/51

MAP:  The Passport Hitchhiker wants to travel to all 50 states. Its stamp is like a passport -- before it is placed in a state it has never visited, you carve the two letter state abbreviation into an empty space in the stamp's grid to indicate its visit to that state (if it visits some place that is not a US state, no change to the stamp is made). If you find it, and don't feel like dealing with the carving, count it as a find and leave it there, or move it to another box in the same state.

Here is a table of the state abbreviations in alphabetical order, which corresponds to the layout on the stamp (a 5x10 grid). It would be nice to keep them in order on the stamp.

AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA
HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD
ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH
NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC
SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY

NOTE 1:  Remember when carving letters into stamps that you must carve the mirror image so that it comes out right.

NOTE 2:  This is a "silent" hitchhiker, meaning I'm an old curmudgeon who isn't into all the logging, chitchat, and tracking on the web of hitchhikers. Like a few others, this is my preference, but its not the end of my world if such chitchat takes place.

DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT:  PERSONS USING THIS CLUE OR HUNTING THIS LETTERBOX DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. Do not hunt this letterbox without reading and agreeing to the waiver first. Children, do not hunt this letterbox without the supervision of an adult who has read and agreed to the waiver. Possession of this clue does not imply rights of access to particular lands and route choices, or the safety thereof, including the location of the box itself. Always observe current local regulations, signs, property rights, and customs; you are responsible for your actions. Clue not indended to be taken literally or to suggest route choices; route choices (and the choice to proceed at all), are your choice.
This clue and associated stamp art are copyright © 2002, by Randy Hall. Permission to reproduce for personal use granted; all other rights reserved.

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