Random sightings...

2:57 a.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Ya ever been miles into a journey and just look down and see something that leaves you going "huh?"

Well I was around 20 miles into my latest trip and I had one of those "uh-huh" moments.


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Hey maybe I am missing something here....

Trailspace, have you ever came across that one thing on the trail that still has you scratching you head?

5:45 a.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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I guess I don't need my provisional after all.  My foursome wasn't kidding when they described my shot as one hell of a slice!

The weirdest thing I stumbled upon was an 8qt pressure cooker @ the 17200' camp on Denali.  That's a lot of weight to carry up there, not to mention the fuel it must take to use it.

Ed

 

8:58 a.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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A Barbie doll that looked brand new, without its head, sitting in the notch of a tree a mile from the nearest trail at 5000ft in the mountain.


Creepy as hell. 

9:02 a.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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I can't do better than those:)

9:28 a.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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The golf ball probably just fell out of someone's pack. I know some people use them as a foot massager. Move up to tennis balls and use two as a good back massage. Course' the hot Swedish chick hiking partner is always good too.

10:23 a.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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gonzan said:


A Barbie doll that looked brand new, without its head, sitting in the notch of a tree a mile from the nearest trail at 5000ft in the mountain.


Creepy as hell. 

 That's where I put that... Hmmm...

4:20 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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I found a stash of musket parts n pieces and shot and a powder keg stashed in a cave here in CT. I assume stashed there during the revolutionary war, definitely looked like it had been there for quite a few moons. (I left it all there)

Not really weird, but definitely one of the coolest things I have stumbled across.

The weirdest thing I have found was xmas ornaments, the satin ball kind, on every tree for about a 1/4 to half mile also here in CT.

4:27 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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http://www.trailspace.com/forums/backcountry/topics/90586.html#90586

I started a similiar topic several months ago. Got quite off track and its worth a good laugh again, especially our detective work at the end.

8:06 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Few months ago, I found a photo of a little girl about six miles in sitting on top of a rock. Looked like it was about 10 years old. We had just had some tornadoes come through the area, so I'm pretty sure it was carried there by the storms. Just weird because 1. That little girl in the pic is probably an adult or near adulthood by now and  2. Just keep wondering if she is ok.

100 feet later we ran into an old army  ammunition box sitting on top of a rock. We decided not to open it because we had no clue what the hell was in it.

8:44 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Rocklion said:  "100 feet later we ran into an old army  ammunition box sitting on top of a rock. We decided not to open it because we had no clue what the hell was in it."

 

I would have had to find a way to open it...........................bammmmmm.................

Note to ones self "File that under "Risky Behavior"

9:54 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Well, this is a bit off-topic, but when I was in 3d Ranger Battalion we were doing live fire ambush training; we thought we had accounted for all the Claymore mines when I tripped over one in the dark.  I traced the electrical wiring back to a Ranger who was playing with the clacker that detonates the mine.  Scary.  Good thing, I suppose.  The other officer who was with me is now a 3 star general.  1 Soldier/Ranger/Green Beret = 1 brain; 2 Soldiers/Rangers/Green Berets = 1/2 brain; 3 Soldiers/Rangers/Green Berets = 1/3 brain.

10:53 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Like a babies pram sitting in the middle of the road, on a back road, in the middle of a foggy night.  Oh yeah it was Halloween too,,,,,,, no kidding you.  Just about soiled myself and my GF was screaming as we / I just about nailed it as I launched over a cattle grid, yeah going a little too fast and there it was.

7:20 a.m. on October 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Callahan said:

..pram sitting in the middle of the road...

 What is a pram?  Wiki = flat bottomed boat.

Ed

9:03 a.m. on October 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Rocklion said:

100 feet later we ran into an old army  ammunition box sitting on top of a rock. We decided not to open it because we had no clue what the hell was in it.

 I would be surprised if it wasn't a geocaching sign in and deposit box.  Ammo boxes are one of the most common things used for that, since they are nearly indestructible and watertight. 

9:18 a.m. on October 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Pram is an older word for a stroller/ carriage.

12:00 p.m. on October 6, 2011 (EDT)
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gonzan said:

I would be surprised if it wasn't a geocaching sign in and deposit box.  Ammo boxes are one of the most common things used for that, since they are nearly indestructible and watertight. 

 Then ya have this...


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Who needs email when ya have trail mail? This has made me want a carrier pigeon in the worst way. 

3:57 p.m. on October 6, 2011 (EDT)
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2:10 p.m. on October 8, 2011 (EDT)
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I have found lost of stuff on the pacific beaches.  This summer was lack luster, but we did find a medium size frig form Japan.  It was not very old, the compressor was gone and so was the door.  So just the inside plastic shell and the outside metal, and of course all the insulation that keep it afloat.  I wonder if it was from the Earthquake or from before.  From what I understand the neat two years their will be a lot of stuff washing up on the western coast of the Americas for that mess.  It will be interesting to see just what shows up and what kind of shape it will be in. 

I remember seeing pictures of a house, mostly intact, about 500 miles north east off Japan a few months after the quake, it was caught in the north pacific current, though it probably is all broken up by now.  Still it will be very interesting the next few years on the beaches.

Wolfman

7:52 a.m. on October 18, 2011 (EDT)
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i was about eleven miles out, walking along a river bank, up on the hill was a faded pink barbie power wheels car that toddlers ride in.

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