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Unread 03-01-2013, 05:45 AM   #3241
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i was at joshua tree, drove thru the middle of a hardcore porn shoot, didnt recognize anyone...wife wasnt happy (having the kids in the back seat probably didnt help) education time!!
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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #3242
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I was at Joshua Tree, drove thru the middle of a hardcore porn shoot, didnt recognize anyone...wife wasnt happy (having the kids in the back seat probably didnt help) EDUCATION TIME!!
They gotta learn eventually haha

My parents bought my 8 year old brother an iPod touch for Christmas (even after I told them it was a bad idea). He found the internet app and got a little more than he bargained for, I think. My mom had some MAJOR explaining to do
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Unread 03-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #3243
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Trying to explain the difference in The Hedgehog versus a hedgehog....yeah. You dont hear "go ask your dad" in my house anymore. LOL
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Unread 03-01-2013, 06:05 PM   #3244
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In alabama on nocolula mountain. Go down laysprings rd take a right onto old camp rd bout a quarter mile you'll see what we call the structure its made if 4ft thick cement walls the front door is a 2ft thick steel door has to be opened by chain and pully the toilet and bath tub are also made of concrete if you follow the hall you end up underground going into the side of the mountain it leads to a door way that has been sealed with big rocks and more concrete....we have yet to break threw the door way but we have dated it back to atleast mis 50's or older
Is that near Gadsden? Hell I might just drive down there one weekend.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #3245
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There's an old Confederate mine on my uncles property. We haven't been to the bottom yet but we will someday. I haven't been there in ages so no pics as of now.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #3246
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They gotta learn eventually haha

My parents bought my 8 year old brother an iPod touch for Christmas (even after I told them it was a bad idea). He found the internet app and got a little more than he bargained for, I think. My mom had some MAJOR explaining to do
What was your mom looking at lol! and why on his Ipod?!
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Unread 03-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #3247
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Oh no, my brother found it himself! Welcome to da interwebs!
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Unread 03-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #3248
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Is that near Gadsden? Hell I might just drive down there one weekend.
Yea it's not far from the gadsden city limts
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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #3249
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Yea it's not far from the gadsden city limts
Found it on Google Maps...well I think so. Little bit down Old Camp road before the corner there's a road and then a structure down there. Doesn't seem to have a roof. The road leads to a clearing where it looks like a truck was parked at some point in time. I'll definitly get down there at some point in time. Any pics of the place?
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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:56 AM   #3250
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Oh no, my brother found it himself! Welcome to da interwebs!
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Unread 03-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #3251
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Suprised at people who are surprised about finding old vehicles and foundations in the woods. The woods up here are littered with them. Oh, and watch out for wells, especially near the foundations.

The weirdest vehicle-related thing I've seen was when I was probably 10-12 years old, riding bikes in the woods with my best friend. We were riding down this trail and came across the chassis of an old mail truck. In the tree next to it there was a noose hanging. Also another time riding ATVs in the same woods we found a 70s Bronco with the n-word spraypainted all over it, fully in tact, right next to a half-stripped Studebaker Wagonaire. The Bronco is gone now but the Studebaker is still there.

As far as weird/cool things out wheeling...

another fine example of said junked cars...


Nobody has taken advantage of this offer yet...


This was a great story... brand new (at the time) Tahoe LTZ, backed off the side of a trail down into a 5ft ditch with 3ft of water at the bottom. My buddy and I came across this around 11pm. Assumed it was stolen...


We came back about an hour later and came across a guy extracting it. I guess what happened was the owner was trying to turn around and accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and backed off the edge.


My favorite old vehicular find... an old Ford converted into some type of tractor. Can't believe how solid it is, and the fact that so many parts are still there! I was actually able to get 2 gears on the transmission too!



Here is a very stange find. A cemetary that appears fairly well-kept on a trail in the middle of the woods. Along the trail is a tall stone wall, and I'm guessing that the opening goes to an underground area where they store the bodies when the ground is frozen, until they can dig the graves? Some of the "traditional" (ie. larger and easily accessible) cemetaries have similar vaults.



Apparently we have kangaroos in NH.


A cool historical marker out on a trail.


Another, very unusual historical marker. My thoughts: who really cares, in a town that's 98.46% white?


This poor monkey was found near this house. Apparently blue monkeys bleed white blood.



There is another very cool half-collapsed house but my phone was dead when I came across it. What makes it unique is that somebody used it as a graffiti art canvas. Normally I wouldn't put "graffiti" and "art" in the same sentence... but I'm not talking tag names. Really nice paintings and portraits that look spray-bombed. And literally everything around it is tagged too. About 2 miles in the woods.


If you want a very interesting (but very long) read with cool pictures, check out my buddy's trip report here
http://forums.exploringnh.com/showth...ighlight=maine
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Unread 03-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #3252
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That cemetery is awesome! Looks like you have some pretty interesting trails over there. Thanks for all the pics!
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Unread 03-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #3253
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Unread 03-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #3254
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That cemetery is awesome! Looks like you have some pretty interesting trails over there. Thanks for all the pics!
Thanks. Yeah there is A LOT of history in the woods of NH. All the trails we run are Class VI roads, which are public town-roads that are not maintained. A road can become Class VI by either a selectmen's vote, or by not being maintained in over 5 years. The latter is how most roads became Class VI's.

NH has always been very rural but especially in the old days. Roads a couple miles long might have had one or two houses on them. When these people moved/died/whatever, there would be no need for the road anymore. It would remain a town road still, but fall into disuse. There are approximately 1300 miles of Class VI roads in the state.

There's not much left of it now, but in my town there used to be "East Weare Village" which was pretty booming back in its day with factories and such. It's in a very low-lying part of town and in 1938 we had a huge hurricane that caused it to go 100+ft underwater. There's not much left for remnants and it now lies in a flood control zone. There's a main dirt road through and side trails for ATV's where you can see a lot more. Personally I like going fishing down there.

As far as the cemetary, my best friend (who used to live about 15 minutes from there) and I used to joke that that hole in the wall is where Stephen King's creatures come from . This was the trail beyond the cemetary.


And for what it's worth, that link at the bottom of my last post, they started about 3 hours north of here, and ended up about 6 hours north (not including being wayy out on trails & logging roads).

I could dig even further through old trip reports and albums and find some more interesting pics. Some other time... I need to get some sleep.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:27 AM   #3255
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Hey, I grew up in your town ZJMatt!!! I never saw this stuff...except for the stuff in Clough SP when I used to wing my Chevy Caprice around corners on the dirt roads back in the early 90s!
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