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Unread 11-22-2007, 01:02 PM   #601
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Haven't really found anything, yet. Will do lots of wheelin' and metal detecting in the Owyhee desert this summer. When I was about 14 or 15 (1966 or '67) my dad, brother and our dog and I went camping at a place called Hunts Cove in the Cascade mountains south of Mt. Jefferson. We hiked in about 6 miles or so. Camped at, I think, Hanks lake. We stayed there for about 3 days or so. One night woke up to heavy footsteps outside the tent. no other noises. Nothing disturbed outside the tent and found no tracks, as we were camped in the grass. When we got up the next morning. Dog was gone all day. He came back to camp that evening but left for who knows where when it got dark. Wouldn't come back till the next day. When we left we didn't want to carry all our pots, pans and leftover canned food. We went up to a rock slide we could see to the north of us about a 1/4 mile away and stashed our excess gear and canned goods there. We were going to come back to camp there again the next year and recover it. Never went back. Probably has been hundreds of people camped there thru the years. Always wondered if anyone ever found the stuff.

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Unread 12-19-2007, 10:32 PM   #602
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I was hiking along the NJ Transit train lines that run from Northern NJ to New York up at my dad's old apartment complex called CedarBrook in Morris Plains, NJ. Anyway I was walking along the tracks and found a small trail so I took it. I nearly fell into the biggest, what had to be a pool, I've ever seen. It looked like a giant water treatment plant receptacle, but recessed in the ground,and much larger in diameter, with smoothed painted blue concrete walls. Filled with nasty old brown water, leaves, branches. I think I remember a diving board and ladder but I think I just tried to convince myself it was a pool since I had no idea what it was. It was completely overgrown and it looked like some sort of boogie man could lived under all that crap. I can't find anything in WeirdNJ on it or anywhere else. It had to have been a pool of some sort from back in the day but you couldn't pay me to swim in it now.

Plenty of stuff to find around the Valley Forge, PA area too. Lots of cool old revolutionary war buildings.

And like a few other people I found a VW Beetle in the woods which I had no idea how it got there. It had a swastika spraypainted on top and it had "TURBOSLUT" keyed into the side of it.

On a much lighter note, I found a leather briefcase filled to the brim with sleazy porn in a ditch. That was pretty awesome.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 11:35 AM   #603
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Went wheeling in an old "Mental Hospital Campus" and there were still tons of tunnels and junk that filled the area. Also we found a lot of the foundations from the old buildings and they were made of stone. Lots of steel scrap around Michigan it seems. We always seem to find something that is rusted so bad your not sure what it was originally.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 07:47 AM   #604
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Unread 01-07-2008, 01:15 AM   #605
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Back when I was about 16 a group of about eight of us decided to walk out into some woods for some target practice. We all brought at least two weapons each and we had everything from a 7MM rifle to 12's, a muzzle loader and about any other rival that we could get our hands on. Rifles weren't aloud where we were but we weren't too worried about that. After about a half an hour we hear a couple car doors slam. We start freaking out and a few of us run to see who it is and we see cops! We run back saying that the cops are here and that we need to hide everything. We start trying to put everything back in the cases and right as the cops were walking up my buddy takes his muzzle loader and just shoots into nothing to try to get it in his case. We turn around to see two cops, one of them with a M-4 ready to take aim at us. Turns out they just wanted to make sure that we were being safe but we all thought that we were going to be calling our parents from our jail cell. They checked out our weapons and let us see theirs, told us to be safe then they moved on. That was the last time that we ever did that.
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Unread 01-07-2008, 01:35 AM   #606
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Back when I was about 16 a group of about eight of us decided to walk out into some woods for some target practice. We all brought at least two weapons each and we had everything from a 7MM rifle to 12's, a muzzle loader and about any other rival that we could get our hands on. Rifles weren't aloud where we were but we weren't too worried about that. After about a half an hour we hear a couple car doors slam. We start freaking out and a few of us run to see who it is and we see cops! We run back saying that the cops are here and that we need to hide everything. We start trying to put everything back in the cases and right as the cops were walking up my buddy takes his muzzle loader and just shoots into nothing to try to get it in his case. We turn around to see two cops, one of them with a M-4 ready to take aim at us. Turns out they just wanted to make sure that we were being safe but we all thought that we were going to be calling our parents from our jail cell. They checked out our weapons and let us see theirs, told us to be safe then they moved on. That was the last time that we ever did that.
Yeah that'd scare the crap out of me. Did your friend with the muzzleloader actually shoot it as they were approaching?
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Unread 01-25-2008, 07:24 PM   #607
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anyone else find anything?
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Unread 01-25-2008, 07:27 PM   #608
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All these stories of people happening upon couples going at it remind me of when my gf and I were doing some wheeling on Vedauwoo Rd outside of Laramie, Wy and pulled off the trail to check out how easily the hood on my 'yota dented...only to be interrupted by a line of about 5 or 6 rigs passing pretty close by on a trail that was well off the beaten path (or so I thought). Not sure if they noticed us or not...but B.B. King said it best "The thrill is gone..." It was that day anyways.
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Unread 01-25-2008, 09:10 PM   #609
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Last summer I went wheeling on some of the old logging roads near Greenville, Maine and saw three cool things:

1. A giant radar installation. There were guards and trucks around so I think it was still active. We got some cool photos near the wooden fence.

2. A B52 crash site on Elephant Mountain. It went down in a snowstorm back in the 60s. Some of the crew survived. Now there are just B52 pieces down the mountainside.

and the most impressive:

3. A dead moose. It was stiff and bloated in a cold mountain stream. Those things are a lot bigger than they look on TV. Some of the locals were contemplating pulling it out of the water to speed up decomposition with some dynamite. Ultimately, we let it go for fear of game wardens catching us in the act and thinking we poached it. Hopefully next summer we'll find a live one!
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Unread 01-27-2008, 09:47 PM   #610
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after building some trails we found a propane tank that its shut off valve had been hacked on, and about 5 bottles that had some burn marks on them
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Unread 01-28-2008, 11:34 PM   #611
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Went wheeling in an old "Mental Hospital Campus" and there were still tons of tunnels and junk that filled the area. Also we found a lot of the foundations from the old buildings and they were made of stone. Lots of steel scrap around Michigan it seems. We always seem to find something that is rusted so bad your not sure what it was originally.
Where in Michigan did you find that at? That would a cool place to visit someday.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 08:59 PM   #612
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Unread 02-03-2008, 08:08 AM   #613
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First:

When I was a teenager, my dad and I often went for afternoon hikes in the Rockies. We were in a small canyon way back off the beaten trail when on top of a small hill we saw a pile of wrapped blankets, and there was an odor coming from them (like something dead was in it). Obviously we wondered, who was it? A person? It wasn't big enough to be an adult, so my dad took a long stick and flipped it over, opening up the blankets enough to get a look, and it was a medium size white dog inside. It was sad to see, but we were much releaved that it wasn't like a kid! My dad opened up the blankets some more to make it easier for other animals to access. Personally I would have buried the dog.


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Last Spring I was in the back woods of southern Indiana and on a dirt road that came to a dead end where there was an OLD mobile home trailer. The trailer wasn't level (leaned to one corner by at least 10 degrees). It had a lot of trash and old equipment around it (engine blocks, old washers, you name it), and also had extra sheets of tin metal bolted to the side of the trailer. The windows had dirty old curtains hanging in them like it had been long ago abandoned. It was kind of spooky, and then I noticed that it had a DISH satellite hanging on one side of the trailer! So obviously someone was living in there, although there were no cars around it. My wife then told me to back up and get out of there. I did!

Yeah, they may live in filth, but at least they have 150 channels!
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Unread 02-06-2008, 05:16 AM   #614
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I don't have any crazy freaky stories.

I do alot of wheeling in Land Between the Lakes in KY. Well we have a trail there called Silo hill. Basicly you climb a long hill and at the top is what is either an old grain storage silo or tabacco drying silo (a brick struckture). at the bottom of the hill leading to the Silo is the remains of an old impala rusted beyond beleif. And if you follow the trail around a little way there are 2 Channel markers like used in a lake...although this isn't odd because the trail is on a lake.

I was wheeling in Windrock and we followed a trail probably 4 miles (like 3 hours) and finally got to the end and there was a huge Catapiller Front End loader blocking the trail. This isn't un usual because it is an active Coal Mine and Natrual Gas resevour. Well rather than backtrack and waste 3 hours I jumped in and low ab behold the keys were in it. I simply backed it up a few feet, let the jeeps go by, and put it back, I was a heavy equipment operator for a few years so it wasn't an issue.
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Unread 02-09-2008, 01:23 AM   #615
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Found 4 cases of really old leaky dynamite in the Arizona desert. Stayed way clear or it.
Anybody else reminded of the movie Sorcerer when they read this? It is about these men who are hired to drive these trucks loaded with old leaky dynamite accross this almost unpassable mountian pass. Great movie, and def. worth watching. Offtopic I know...
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