Plant-A-Letterbox Day has come and gone. For those of us out here in California, it was a beautiful cloudless day.
The official results can be seen on the Plant-a-Letterbox Day page of Atlas Quest. I waited a bit for stragglers who had planted boxes but not yet listed them or their clues had a chance to list their boxes. I figure by now, most people should have, but the numbers could still change slightly as more time passes.
As of this minute, the final results are:
|Total boxes listed||764|
|Total traditional listed||684|
|Total non-traditional listed||80|
|Total number of planters||306|
|Total for traditional planters||284|
|Total for non-traditional planters||47|
A detailed breakdown isn't available on Atlas Quest, so I'll mention some of the more interesting details here.
Breakdown by Type
Personal Travelers: 5
Event Boxes: 9
Top Ten by State
New York: 142
North Carolina: 55
Ontario: 31 (okay, not a state, but close enough!)
Top Ten Planters (traditional boxes only)
Water Lily: 14
Pioneer Spirit: 10
Turtle Song: 9
Gischer Gryffindors: 9
Next year, Plant-a-Letterbox Day falls on a Monday. It's Memorial Day Monday, but still, a Monday, so I figure there will likely be similar results next year. That'll likely be the last good year for most people since subsequent years will be during the work week. In 2006 and 2007, the day fell on a work day, and the number of plants exploded last year when it finally fell on a Saturday. I suspect 2011 it'll drop again accordingly. Next year, though.... next year will probably be similar to this year.
Until next year.... And you actually have 367 days (as of today) until the next Plant-A-Letterbox Day! Start preparing now! =)