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Unread 05-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #2221
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we get apachies (sp?) out at my house in the fall, they are looking for pot.

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Unread 05-28-2010, 09:35 AM   #2222
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Wow, I just got to the end of this thread. Can't wait for more stories.

Too bad the majority of posts between pages 135-145 would have been better off as "Private Messages" instead of wasting space in this epic thread.

I haven't found anything great yet, just a few couches, microwaves, coolers. The only cool things I've come across weren't really "finds". My friend had a 2wd 2Dr XJ and loved wheeling with it, unfortunatley he got stuck a few times and I had to tow him out, one time was in a mud pit we had to come back the next day for it, and another time in a swamp.

When he got stuck in the swamp it was hilarious!! He was going to cross a stream (his theory was that if he went as fast as possible he wouldn't get stuck), so he gets a 20ft head start and floors it. To his surprise he hits a stump under water and it LAUNCHES his jeep into the air a good 5 feet in the air and slightly off to the right about 15 up the trail. My friend and I were laughing so hard I almost pissed my pants. As his XJ settles it's at a 45 degree angle just about to roll into the swamp next to the trail. They had to crawl out of the drivers door to get out, the Jeep started filling with muddy water and we couldn't get it out no matter what we did. We left to get more straps and when we came back I found a very large chunk of his wheel next to the stream. It had shattered when he hit the stump! We planned on coming back 2 days later but he got a call from the local PD in the meantime telling him to pick up his Jeep and pay his towing bill. The town actually cleared trees from the trail to get a tow truck in there and haul the Jeep out, it was a hefty tow for him.

Sorry it's not something I "found" but it'll keep the thread alive for another day.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 01:09 PM   #2223
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Unread 05-29-2010, 06:19 AM   #2224
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Ha! I should show that to him, "Hey man, you know you weren't supposed to go in there....shame on you"
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Unread 06-02-2010, 01:25 PM   #2225
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Back in the '90's, my uncle bought a new F250 turbo-diesel, and it needed breaking in, so he took my sister and I to a burning coal seam. It's been burning for years, from a lightning strike. It's located about 40 km outside of Elkford, B.C. Canada, near the border.

On the way up, a grizzly crossed in front of us. His shoulder hump was higher than the hood line on the fairly good height F250. Wish I had a camera.

The coal seam itself was like looking straight into hell. The rocks were all burned to a white color, the heat was pretty intense, and our feet were sweating from the heat given off by the ground. The ground itself was kind of spongey, from have the support burned out of it - not a good place to play around.

Anyway, you can see a picture of it here: Elkford Chamber of Commerce
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Unread 06-04-2010, 10:37 PM   #2226
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people are finding such cool thing!!!! this might be dumb but how do you all go about finding things like abondened buildings and towns? do you just drive around till you find something or is there some type of website that has places listed or what? id love to start exploring these types of places but i have no idea where to start. im in boone, nc btw
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Unread 06-05-2010, 06:21 AM   #2227
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Not sure about the military bases, but you can search for ghost towns online to find some near you. Google it.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #2228
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Not sure about the military bases, but you can search for ghost towns online to find some near you. Google it.
you can search for some of the places, or sometimes you just come across places as your out wheeling. With me, it always seems like when I'm trying to go out and find somethin cool, i never find anything. When I'm just out exploring not doing anything in particular, i will find somethin, even if it's small
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Unread 06-05-2010, 03:43 PM   #2229
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people are finding such cool thing!!!! this might be dumb but how do you all go about finding things like abondened buildings and towns? do you just drive around till you find something or is there some type of website that has places listed or what? id love to start exploring these types of places but i have no idea where to start. im in boone, nc btw
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Unread 06-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #2230
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people are finding such cool thing!!!! this might be dumb but how do you all go about finding things like abondened buildings and towns? do you just drive around till you find something or is there some type of website that has places listed or what? id love to start exploring these types of places but i have no idea where to start. im in boone, nc btw
It's called Urban Exploration. I've scouted several ghost towns. Alot of times, it's just talking to people. Or look at maps. Sometimes it will list towns that don't exist anymore.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 10:02 PM   #2231
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yea ive been on a few UE sites but mostly they just tell me about some house that has burned down so theres nothing there anymore. besides that i havent really found anything around boone. i need to get a good map of the area and start driving around looking for stuff
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Unread 06-06-2010, 12:12 PM   #2232
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found this after walking about 3 miles from were we stopped wheeling:

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Unread 06-06-2010, 02:07 PM   #2233
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wow that's an awesome find. you go in?
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Unread 06-06-2010, 08:09 PM   #2234
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hell no haha i was too scared
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