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Unread 01-22-2006, 10:40 PM   #106
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On May 10/11 of 1984 I was driving out in the Mojave Desert in southern California and came upon a pay telephone booth in the middle of nowhere, on Lanfair Road several miles north of the "town" of Goffs. It looked strange being so isolated. It had a solar panel mounted on the top of a pole for power. Don't know if it is still there. I didn't get a pic of it but other pics I took that trip can be seen on my site at http://www.craigsrailroadpages.com/up/kelso-2.htm

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Unread 01-22-2006, 11:47 PM   #107
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That M1 must get awfull heavy after a full day out...
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Unread 01-23-2006, 12:29 AM   #108
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Not sure. I checked that one out- looks like it's closer to Ft. Collins. There is one in Allenspark that I think it might be. Close to Middle St. Vrain trail (it even specifies Camp Dick in the directions). I think that might be the one that I heard about.
http://coloradowreckchasing.tripod.c...rkT33/T-33.htm
Sounds like a good run to go on to me.
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Unread 01-23-2006, 01:14 AM   #109
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found a computer monitor in the mud once, and at my friends ranch we discovered a plugged gas well
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Unread 01-23-2006, 07:16 AM   #110
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Unread 01-23-2006, 08:53 AM   #111
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This thread was great...until I got to page 5 and found out that Charlie Brown died on Christmas. That freaking sucks. Did his friends finally get pissed about the crappy tree he picked out? No wonder he hasn't done any new movies since the late 1800's...
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Unread 01-23-2006, 09:01 AM   #112
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Was that near a mine? If so it is probably a giant rock tumbler...well they put cannon ball size steel balls in there along with the ore and spin it around. The steel ball breaks up the ore for processing and by the end of its "spin cycle" the steel ball is marble sized. Can normally find them on the ground around the cylinders...
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Unread 01-23-2006, 09:10 AM   #113
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I had a rock tumbler when I was little. Those things are sweet. Mine wasn't that big though
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Unread 01-23-2006, 09:10 AM   #114
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Was that near a mine? If so it is probably a giant rock tumbler...well they put cannon ball size steel balls in there along with the ore and spin it around. The steel ball breaks up the ore for processing and by the end of its "spin cycle" the steel ball is marble sized. Can normally find them on the ground around the cylinders...

a giant rock tumbler...hmm...never would have thought of that!
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Unread 01-23-2006, 09:30 AM   #115
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a giant rock tumbler...hmm...never would have thought of that!
However if it isn't a giant rock tumbler, I agree with the partical cannon theory
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Unread 01-23-2006, 10:27 AM   #116
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I have came across some stuff, but nothing out of the ordinary. Just a few dead white tail bucks that had been shot but never rocovered. Quite a few abandoned vehicles that had been all shot up. Old TVs, monitors, and misc appliances, But I LOVE finding stuff on the trail!!!! Its an adventure! And I hope to find more in the future, but I will pass on the dead people!
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Unread 01-23-2006, 11:52 AM   #117
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It amazes me to come across old trailers and shacks that people are still living in (surrounded by trash and junk) out in the middle of nowhere. My wife and I went driving by a trailer yesterday, and "Deliverance" came to mind. Keep it locked and loaded...
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Unread 01-23-2006, 12:02 PM   #118
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When I was a kid, about 13. I was riding my bike on the levee and came across a couple going at it in the bushes. It was in the middle of the day right off of the lake.

The more interesting sites were in CO. I came across old mining shafts, and abandon mining villages.
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Unread 01-23-2006, 12:07 PM   #119
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This is a cool thread.....lets keep this going.

Mine isn't really something I FOUND, but still creepy....I was 12 or 13 at the time (MANY years ago), riding my dirtbike with a friend of mine on an old railroad bed. Easiest way to start this is describe the layout. The railroad bed was a near perfectly groomed trail the went for miles....wide enough for a dirtbike or 4 wheeler, but overgrown enough that a truck or jeep would not fit through a good section of the trail. A good 10-15 miles from where I would access this road, there is a tunnel. I would say the tunnel was a good 25 feet high, about the same wide...somehwere around a 1/2 mile long, with a slight curve.... the curve is enough so that looking from one end of the tunnel, you can't see the exit. So, although it is not PITCH dark in the tunnel, you can only make out enough to orient yourself toward the center of the tunnel....my friend and I had been through the tunnel many times with flashlights and found the center (about 10 feet across) to be well groomed, perfect for the bikes.

This tunnel had been rumored at my high school to be a hangout for teens....drinking, smoking, etc. My friend and I, when exploring the cave earlier, found a lot of weird and creepy grafitti....lots of pentograms, swastika (not sure how to spell that), and devil type stuff. Regardless, we never found signs of anything too strange out there before....just beer bottles and empty cases (actually, I remember seeing a pair of girls panties by a fire pit now that I remember )

So, this particular saturday morning we roll up and there is a smoldering fire at the mouth of the tunnel. My friend and I stop and take a look and listen. Don't hear anything, don't see anyone around....nothing out of the ordinary...both of us assume between the time of day and the look of the dying fire, no one is still around. We proceed slowly through the tunnel (both have dirtbikes, so no headlight), exit the other side and continue tearing ***. Not far from the tunnel exit (about a mile) is where people access the railroad bed by car. We notice an older Escort parked there....still, nothing out of the ordinary because people hunt and fish around there. On our way back, we round the bend to where this car is parked and notice a police car. Being the scared and ignorant kids, we turn around and haul it home a different way.

Monday morning my parents show me the front page news that a HS senior was missing since friday evening.....and found dead IN THE TUNNEL saturday evening....supposedly ruled a suicide. So, do the math....my friend and I evidently had ridden RIGHT BY the body at some point in the tunnel!!!! My parents later call the police and let them know that myself and my friend had ridden through there at some point in the morning....we were asked to come into the police station and tell them what we saw, etc. In a nutshell, bunch of kids that were known to be "Skinheads" were out there friday night, getting loaded. Supposedly the teen decided to stay behind and sleep in his car early saturday morning. Parents reported kid missing around noon on saturday, friends tell them where they were, cops find car, etc.

So that's my story....has kinda creeped me out for years, although I never SAW anything!
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Unread 01-23-2006, 01:46 PM   #120
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On May 10/11 of 1984 I was driving out in the Mojave Desert in southern California and came upon a pay telephone booth in the middle of nowhere, on Lanfair Road several miles north of the "town" of Goffs. It looked strange being so isolated. It had a solar panel mounted on the top of a pole for power. Don't know if it is still there.
The ol' Mojave Desert Phone Booth... SBC/Pac Bell tore it down unfortunately.

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