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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 02:24PM
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I am most struck buy how basically everywhere I go there is some sign some human did something there, from old stumps, to pipe lines, mining rail, foundations, orchard trees etc. People have covered almost every inch of the USA at some point in history. I am also struck by how well nature takes it back.

I was thinking about that when watching the Alaska Gold Rush show and they started digging in an area where they decided the dredge hadn't been 50 years before based upon tree growth. They dug down 8 feet when the claim owner informed them it had been dredged and about then they came upon a buried scrap of tire or something from the old dredge.

Meth lab was probably accurate.
They seem to seize a few million worth or weed growing in the Pike National Forest around here every spring.
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 02:38PM
being a park ranger seems dangerous anymore
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 03:56PM
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They seem to seize a few million worth or weed growing in the Pike National Forest around here every spring.

back when I was a farmer in downtown Olympia
(neener neener! Statue of Limitations!!!!) I paid more attention to the news of grow operation busts.. It was always just over the top hilarious what figures they would come up with. Millions and millions for 200 plants in a banzai operation. More like maybe 5000 bucks wholesale... my mentor in the business figured, yeah if they counted the 1 doobie at a time price of the stuff, but who ever bought one skinny at a time?

The news would, like always, parrot any bullshit handed to them by any "authority". Worse was the daily papers like the Daily Zero in Oly...



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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 04:05PM
(How has no one said this)

A bunch of people lined up in old cars with funny looking pajamas.

OR,

JVL,

Gene,

Or Al's mustache.


Actually, the true weirdest thing I've found in the woods is a tie. Either the little girl who was like 5-7 with the shot gun in a sundress with her redneck parents, or the time Ethan and I were driving around deep in the eastside of duvall and found a looooong, skinny gravel road that ended up pass some OLD (like 1930-50's) rusted out trucks, and the worlds most creepy old man (think herbert from family guy). As we got the hell out of there, we noticed the last truck (closest to herberts house) had a flame cut sign welded on labeled, "Grampas"

*Shudder*
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 04:20PM
They ain't pajamas, they're romper suits.



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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 05:06PM
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being a park ranger seems dangerous anymore

When I was working doing dog search and rescue work with CARDA (damn rally racing is taking up that time now..) Our uniform looked a lot like park rangers and we had dogs with us.

The downside was we weren't allowed to be armed. So off searching in the woods. Kinda look like a cop, I don't speak spanish.. have no gun.. Sounds like an AWESOME combination in some areas around here.


I haven't really found another too odd in the woods that wasn't planted for a test.

The BEST thing I've found in the woods is a natural springs hot tub after a good solid 10 miles of jeep trails.
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 29, 2011 07:04PM
I've had one time driving levathian mine where i came up to a car with 2 people who looked highly highly destressed. (sort of worried me a little bit) they sorta motioned to me but i couldn't tell what. so i kept doing my thing. a little while later i saw cop lights (this is back 5 -10 miles from any pavement) so i drove up slowly ..

turned out to be a search and rescue effort. I reported to them one spot i saw tire tracks going maybe off the road (there was light snow) but at the time it didn't really strike me as odd. the tracks just went off the main road to some little more narrow rougher side road..

also one time on my way camping my buddy and I found firewood that had been falling out of someones truck. i got almost a trunk full in about 10 miles of driving. not really that odd though looking at what others have posted.
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
November 30, 2011 07:46PM
My second year Marshalling, I was positioned alone at an intersection. After parking my car and putting up the banner tape, I started to walk around a bit, and stumbled across a bathtub and many empty packages of benadryl. I've never been more paranoid of the locals showing up than that day!

I guess that's not too weird in the grand scheme of things, since it was 100 Acre Wood.
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
December 04, 2011 12:49AM
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Mushrooms, lots of mushrooms.

I once picked mushrooms while on mushrooms. Some friends and I were staying at cabin out in the woods. Everything was sooooooo beautiful! I got distracted by a droplet of water on a stump for at least ten minutes. Then later that night we had the most delicious chantrelle soup.
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
December 04, 2011 12:53AM
I once found a Minilite rally wheel with a Michelin rally tire on it leaning against a tree. It matched the other three that were still on the car I was codriving in....
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
December 05, 2011 12:12PM
I found some V8 engine block, in such a place that it had to have been hand-carried for quite a long distance.
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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
December 13, 2011 11:22PM
Not really weird, but definitely beautiful. Saw this on my way to Mt. Creek Tree Farm/Snoqaulamie, WA a couple of weeks ago. Not sure how common it is to see a huge evergreen without its needles?



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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
February 16, 2012 10:26PM
Caution!


You WILL spend HOURS here.



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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
February 17, 2012 10:11AM
Rob, why did you have to go and do that? I think I already have a direct-feed from that topic to my brain now, and it's only been ten minutes.



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Re: Weirdest things you have found in the woods?
February 17, 2012 11:23AM
I said caution.... grinning smiley


Also HERE is the link i meant to link. The last one is ok, This one is even more enthralling... I read it all over the course of weeks... terrible.



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