Interesting Finds, White Mountains – My documentary work of historic sites takes me to many areas of the White Mountain National Forest. And I have to admit I have come across many things that I just can’t explain. And today I want to share a few of these interesting finds with you.
What intrigues me about the history of the White Mountains is researching the who, what, and when of an area. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to research every oddity I come across. And I have done little research on the included finds. Hopefully, this summer I can do some research on them.
In the Ice Gulch Ravine, along the Ice Gulch Path, in Randolph, New Hampshire I found the above boulder high on the open talus slope. My initial thought was these four holes were man-made, but they are out of place in the middle of a talus field. And nature can do some amazing things, so it is possible these occurred naturally.
Along the Appalachian Trail (Franconia Ridge Trail), south of Mount Lafayette and north of Mount Lincoln, I found this bolt (above) in a boulder. It is just off the current trail corridor, and it blends in really well. I never researched what this could have been part of it.
Finally, if you look closely at the above image, you can see a glass insulator threaded wood mounting peg attached to the tree. And wire is still hanging from it. These pegs were part of old telephone / telegraph lines. I found this wooden peg and what looks to be a cellar hole on a small knoll in the general area of Black Pond in East Branch & Lincoln Railroad territory. Because of its location, I do not think it was part of Camp 7.
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Happy image making..