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Old 04-20-2017, 01:53 PM   #21
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I love nature but enjoy technology as well, do you recommend a good GPS app?
I'm not Justin, but I've been using Gaia GPS for 3-4 years now. It's very intuitive and provides a lot of available data.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:59 PM   #22
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I love nature but enjoy technology as well, do you recommend a good GPS app?
Thanks Jburn,
I'm definitely not the best person to ask for advice on technology, but I use Expert GPS which works fine for my needs. Honestly, I only use a GPS (Garmin eTrex 20) for recording data, not for navigation, as I'm not exactly sure how to...Map & compass are much simpler.

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:10 PM   #23
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I'm still wondering about that plow.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:14 PM   #24
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I'm still wondering about that plow.
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Me too Jim.
It was there 2 years ago, but nowhere to be found last weekend, and I looked around for a while, even checked to see if it was in the creek.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:40 PM   #25
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I just can't imagine hardscabble folks using a plow in that terrain.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:26 PM   #26
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I just can't imagine hardscabble folks using a plow in that terrain.
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Not far from the stone foundation there was a noticeable large flat area that was no doubt once used for some agriculture, with a few rock piles scattered & piled around the perimeter. I'm sure the plow was most likely horse or mule drawn back in the heyday. After all, there once were 4 different routes leading to the camp, one from each cardinal direction. More info about the camp and its history can also be found in this book: Discover the Southern Adirondacks.

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:43 PM   #27
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It's now too bad that others can't see artifacts in the woods. I guess someone needed it more than everyone else.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:16 PM   #28
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It's now too bad that others can't see artifacts in the woods. I guess someone needed it more than everyone else.
It should be noted, and I'm pretty sure that removing historical artifacts from the Forest Preserve is a violation of DEC rules & regulations, but unfortunately I can't seem to find the proper link to the regulation at the moment...
Any help?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:34 PM   #29
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:37 PM   #30
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #31
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great trip report and pics, that's exactly the kind of exploring i like to do! hopefully you can get the puter to cooperate so we can all see the video.

shame about the plow, always amazing to me what some people will just abandon as junk in the woods, just so a 100 years later someone else can come along and call it treasure.

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:28 AM   #32
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It should be noted, and I'm pretty sure that removing historical artifacts from the Forest Preserve is a violation of DEC rules & regulations, but unfortunately I can't seem to find the proper link to the regulation at the moment...
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It's also against federal law as well. If you were to go to Forest Service, or other federal lands, you legally cannot remove items. I imagine that other states have similar laws to cover their own lands.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:14 PM   #33
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I just noticed that the video link is up again for this hike.

Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1A7x_7RFcQ

Another stellar performance by Jenny.

That look on her face is priceless when you left her at the top of Groff Creek falls. Poor girl.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:31 PM   #34
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I just noticed that the video link is up again for this hike.

Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1A7x_7RFcQ

Another stellar performance by Jenny.

That look on her face is priceless when you left her at the top of Groff Creek falls. Poor girl.
Hey thanks for the update, Ken.
Not quite sure why the link seems to be working now...
I guess Neil Young must have changed his mind.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:30 AM   #35
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I can't imagine someone hauling that plow out of there. It looked like it weighed a couple hundred pounds.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:47 AM   #36
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I can't imagine someone hauling that plow out of there. It looked like it weighed a couple hundred pounds.
Who knows...
Someone could've broken a trail out over the winter from the north & hauled it out with a sled. I'm wondering why someone would want it at all?
Antique value?
Scrape iron value?
I actually saw one recently that looks just like it out in front of a local landscaping company's shop as part of their yard display...maybe I'll stop in.
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Who knows...
I'm wondering why someone would want it at all?
Antique value?

Probably. Someone needed it more in THEIR home than the rest of us needed to see it as it was left.

The old remains from a wagon wheel are now missing at the Girard Sugarbush off Rt. 8 between Wevertown and Rt. 30. It wasn't a spectacular thing to see, but interesting enough. It was right off the trail and you could easily walk right by it. But, instead of leaving it for everyone else to see and enjoy, they took it. It was a small piece of history from around 1910.

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Old 05-31-2017, 07:33 PM   #38
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I actually saw one recently that looks just like it out in front of a local landscaping company's shop as part of their yard display...maybe I'll stop in.
Oh boy

Can we get that on video?
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:49 PM   #39
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Oh boy

Can we get that on video?
Maybe not a video, but I'll definitely take a photo & ask a polite question or two.
I've never been a farmer or gardener, but I'd be willing to bet that it's not that rare of a piece of equipment for people who do to own.

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I've seen plenty of those old plows. I know people do like to use them as decoration, but more often than not I've seen them sitting out where there was no motivation to move them, kind of like this one.

I really don't see why anyone would go through the effort to steal that thing. And to be honest, if I was going to remove something like that, I would have went out and torched it into smaller bits and then brought it back a manageable load at a time.
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