Originally Posted by WolfgangGullich
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!
No way! What a small world! If you've got any family that grew up here who'd be around 18-25 chances are pretty good I know them. What part of town did you grow up in? The mail truck & noose, Bronco, Studebaker, and most of the other junk cars I've seen were up in the woods off Mountain Road. One by one they're all starting to dissapear from scrappers, but I know of some wayy out in the woods that scrappers will probably never find. Off the top of my head there's also an old Dodge truck, used to be an old 40s/50s Packard, a 55 Chevy, and an old Ford (don't know what it is). Also used to be an old Crown Victoria near the Studebaker, but that's gone as well. I live/grew up on 149 so I've spent a lot of time in those woods hiking, biking and on ATVs and my jeep (which stays on the main trail).
Even cooler, the trail we used to take on ATV's (runs from Sawyer Rd up through to Mountain - now closed off) has a piece of family history. Not 100% sure this is exactly the story, it's been years. But I believe it goes, my dad had an uncle who was into logging back in the 50s, and he died of a heart attack on the job. It was somewhere in the vicinity of Mountain Road, that's all we knew. Everything was just left there when he died. My dad and I spent a lot of time on ATV's out there, and one day we came across his uncle's old log truck chassis, some old small equipment, and other random stuff! Most of the truck was gone (again, scrappers?) but the frame and front axle were still left. We dubbed that trail "the front end trail" - then found out that it connected to Mountain Rd and started using it all the time. Since then another timber company bought the land and it's now closed. Pretty cool that that's no more than a half a mile walk from my front door.
Where are these trails? I'm going up to nh in the spring to go out on some trails
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All these pics were on Class VI roads across southern NH.
Junk Subaru - New Boston (easy trail)
Free crate - Bradford (very difficult trail)
Tahoe - Henniker to Hillsboro (easy at that point, gets difficult further on)
Ford tractor thing - Loudon
Cemetary - Gilsum
Kangaroo - Stoddard (actually there was no trail here - it went through a nature conservancy and they blocked it off)
1st monument - Richmond
2nd monument - Hopkinton
Monkey & house - Washington
"Graffiti house" - Windsor (endless trails here of varying difficulty, definitely worth checking out)
If you want me to show you around some, let me know. You also might want to check out http://www.ExploringNH.com
if you haven't already. I love exploring new places and coming across stuff like this. Many of the trails (Class VI Roads) in NH are closed until June 1st for mud season. Not all of them. So be careful where you go, or wait till summer.