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Old 03-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Unusual things found in the woods

Hiking down in the Catskills this weekend, we came across this thing - anyone have an idea what it is? Didn't lift up the lid to see what was inside.

Edit: Maple syrup evaporator? Looks like an older version of this: http://www.maplemadness.com/evap/backyard_side.jpg





So what other unusual things have you all found on your hikes?
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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it is an arch, or maple sugar evaporator.

http://www.putnamsvtmaplesyrup.com/about.htm
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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it is an arch, or maple sugar evaporator.

http://www.putnamsvtmaplesyrup.com/about.htm
Thanks, thought that might be it. I found this right after I submitted the comment, guess that will teach me to research first, THEN post!

http://www.maplemadness.com/evap/backyard_side.jpg
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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I found this thing along a very isolated section of the Newcomb River:



I had no idea what it was until Bill Ingersoll told me it was a bear bait can...
Someone fills it with Crisco and honey and lets it drip out of the hole in the bottom for a while. Once the bears get used to it, the person comes back in season (or not) and harvests a bear (or two). Strictly illegal.
No idea how old it is/was.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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Until last year it was legal to bait bears in New York, as long as the bait was removed 9 days before the season opened.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Balloons. It's probably the single item I've found most while bushwhacking in the woods. Literally tens of them over the years... Makes me wonder how many more are out there. I'm now pretty much anti-helium balloon as a result.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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So what other unusual things have you all found on your hikes?
...A few photos to share of some unusual things that you may not see on your average everyday hike in the woods...
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #8
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I've seen too many pieces of assorted "junk" from long ago to count that were nowhere near a trail or road, at least not a current one. Lots of buckets, a cast iron stove nowhere near a trail, a couple of rusted out cars, remains of a school bus, a camper. And this thing on the CL-50:
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:53 AM   #9
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Justin, where's the old car located at?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:59 AM   #10
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Justin, where's the old car located at?
Harrisburg Lake Road
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:26 AM   #11
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This can be found in Algonquin. It is an Alligator, a steam driven side wheel tug that was used to move log booms a crossed the lakes. It would than haul itself a cross the portage to the next lake. There are two in the back country of Algonquin and at least one more in Temagami. The second photo is a reconstructed version found at the Logging Museum in Algonquin.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:41 AM   #12
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I recognize a few of the photos but where did you find the boiler shell?

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:30 AM   #13
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I have found small sums of cash in the woods!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #14
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I recognize a few of the photos but where did you find the boiler shell?

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Rock Pond. Near Putnam Pond.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #16
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Boiler Shell

That looks like the boiler by Rock Pond west of Putnam pond. Near an abandoned mining operation.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:01 AM   #17
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Found in the Blue Ridge Wilderness last weekend...
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #18
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Old "pipe" camps near Jones Brook, West Canada Lakes Wilderness:
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:35 AM   #19
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Hi Justin, 5th picture down: is that Carlucci's (sp?) Cross in Indian Lake?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #20
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Hi Justin, 5th picture down: is that Carlucci's (sp?) Cross in Indian Lake?
It says "Capt. Andy, Always A Friend" on it.
Found it near the summit of Goose Pond Hill in the Pharaoh's.

...added a close-up photo from a winter trip...
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