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Unread 07-24-2010, 01:47 AM   #2326
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naw man...that there's an atom bomb.....
Looks like the head has been removed so it's probably safe.. right? Not a bomb expert here . Very nice find man!

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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #2327
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idk. put it in a bucket and shoot a roman candle at it. see what happens.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:15 PM   #2328
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Hope You Enjoy This One

I must admit I've fallen in love with this thread. Exploration has become a passion for my crew and myself. I thought about posting or not.. but I figure you guys would get a kick out of it.

In 2003 my father and I came across an old timer who told us there was a Radar Base from WW2 in our area atop the mountains. We thought he was crazy but we did some hardcore researching and the old timer was right. The radar base was used to secure the homeland during WW2. It turns out that the radar base was actually too high on the mountain so it was shut down shortly after the end of the war. After 3 or 4 attempts to find the Radar Base, we finally found it. Seven years later my crew and I tried to find it again. Thankfully we did.

I was asked to keep the location of this base to myself by the people who provided the information. If by chance you reading this know where this is, I also ask you to keep it to yourself.

Enough with the talking, here's the pics!

Miles and Miles. Seemed to go on forever


Rubble and towers are all over the place


Main buildings are fenced off. Creepy as it is they still have activity?!


A tram system was used to bring the workers up and down the mountain


If these sidewalks could talk...


Old radio building. If you put your ear up to the door, you can hear an electric hum...


Run down building


It's different than the others. This one has windows and doors all around


I wish I could see this place 60 years ago


Collapsed silo with ladder


Main sidewalk through the base


View up the tower


More to come...
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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:30 PM   #2329
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Continued...

View up the hill


Trailer mounted to concrete platform.


Foundation and ventilation pipe


View at the main building.. The barrel raises an eyebrow. Lol.


More rubble and foundation. This place was pretty massive for being on a mountain


Tower of the larger building


This is when I start to question. Old abandoned radio building from WW2. It's fenced off very well. Looks like a tarp was recently put on top of the building. So the roof started to leak or collapse. But, why did they put up a tarp? What is in there to protect??


All along the side


Crazy view of the towers


In the building. Somewhat flooded but had hooks all along the wall. Not sure why


And the Jeeps that made the excursion!

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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:49 PM   #2330
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That station is still active. That razor wire is new, so is that tarp, the power poles/ transformers are newer, and there are many modern antennae on those towers. It may or may not be military (probably not). If it were military you would have seen many "US Government property. KEEP OUT" signs everywhere, and most likely a steel barricade on the road.

Even though some of these old bases look long abandoned, some are not. One that comes to mind is the one I mentioned earlier, and is the reason I did not want to give the location. I found out later that there is a modern automated missile defense battery in the far corner of the area. Although I did not go near it, a lit tower with modern antennae and a weather station could be seen from a distance.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 11:20 PM   #2331
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Exactly. The larger buildings had modern-ish AC units, the tarp on the building, new barbed wire, newer antennas... something is going on there. No idea what. There wasn't any Government signs, just High Voltage everywhere. I wish I knew what
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Unread 07-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #2332
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Smitty...I think a pic of Nore sleeping in the back of your XJ on that trip would constitute as unusual...how do you sleep on the trail?
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:41 PM   #2333
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This is when I start to question. Old abandoned radio building from WW2. It's fenced off very well. Looks like a tarp was recently put on top of the building. So the roof started to leak or collapse. But, why did they put up a tarp? What is in there to protect??

that plywood off to the right also looks fairly new. not weathered at all.
any guess at the elevation?

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Even though some of these old bases look long abandoned, some are not. One that comes to mind is the one I mentioned earlier, and is the reason I did not want to give the location. I found out later that there is a modern automated missile defense battery in the far corner of the area. Although I did not go near it, a lit tower with modern antennae and a weather station could be seen from a distance.
was this in a post? i'd like to go back and reread it out. any idea on the post number?
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:47 PM   #2334
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That's a radio repeater station. Could be Police, EMS, Military, EMA, or Amateur radio. In any case, messing around inside the fence could easily get you arrested or shot.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #2335
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that plywood off to the right also looks fairly new. not weathered at all.
any guess at the elevation?


was this in a post? i'd like to go back and reread it out. any idea on the post number?
It was a few weeks ago. Maybe 3 pages back.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 12:23 AM   #2336
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Back in Arkansas, we always found the remnants of old house that were built out the middle of no where out of stone. The pictures I have aren't very good but you can get the idea. It is crazy how far some of these places are out, 30 miles. Shows you how much some people like to be left alone.



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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:32 AM   #2337
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Me too. That's a lot of scrap aluminum.
It would make a great playground item for my kids too.
On rare and relished occasions I'm afforded the opportunity take my jeep onto the local military base and do a little exploring where there's a lot of unusual stuff lying around.









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Unread 07-28-2010, 06:23 PM   #2338
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Found these Korean War Era 'Tanks' on the Bombing range east of Yuma, Az.




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Found these Korean War Era 'Tanks' on the Bombing range east of Yuma, Az.
You guys out west have all the fun. :-(
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:18 PM   #2340
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I found a jeep passenger door a few weeks ago while wheelin. By the looks of it someone had ripped it straight off after hitting a tree. Lucky me it had a perfect mirror! Which mine does not have. My 91' cherokee wasn't even made with a mirror so nice find for me =)
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