Quite a few of them right outside Mays Landing (on private land). Perhaps related to Walkers Forge?
Thanks Gabe, I missed that one in my gpx file.That was K199. one more and I"ll have 200 tar kilnsAnd a likely tar kiln to boot: https://online.boydsmaps.com/#18/39.45132/-74.77446/lidar2021bw
Theres a few tar kilns in the vicinity of Maple Lake as wellQuite a few of them right outside Mays Landing (on private land). Perhaps related to Walkers Forge?
Have you wandered around Atlantic County park to check out the ruins that your map of that area shows? I notice on the LIDAR there are even more ruins south of then park on the other side of Stephens Branch that I have yet to visit. Or don't ruins interest you either? Some folks just like to walk trails.My dog used to be a trail dog and would never leave it till I started taking her bushwacking and after that I could't get her to stay on the trail. Never could get that dog interested in stones though but she'd dig a turtle out of the mud in a heartbeat.Yep, those are (literally) almost in my front yard. I find this all fascinating, but honestly have no interest in visiting them. I guess it's sort of like the property stones that you and Guy are so interested in. I love reading your posts about them, but wandering around the woods looking for rocks or old piles of charcoal just doesn't do anything for me. And you should be glad about that, because if I spent my time searching for them I wouldn't have time to make maps like this one.
Have you wandered around Atlantic County park to check out the ruins that your map of that area shows? I notice on the LIDAR there are even more ruins south of then park on the other side of Stephens Branch that I have yet to visit.
No need to get away from the wife here,just been a woods monkey since I was a kid.back then I had a Huffy.Now I have an Xterra and my range has increased.I take my wife with me on trail walks but she is no bushwacker,she has long hair and hates briars with a passion.Yes, I have explored the ruins extensively and we have discussed them in multiple threads and PM's (including those Southern ruins). I even sent you a detailed map years ago. I think your memory is failing you!
My interest in Belco goes back farther than LIDAR, I first made a map based on the original plans of the site that are hanging on the wall in the park Nature Center. Everything I knew about that place is included in my 2020 topo (also Amatol). It is interesting to compare that with the new LIDAR, my guesses were generally pretty good.
And yes, I enjoy exploring, just not interested in stones. But honestly, I now get more pleasure "right in my own backyard", I have lots of projects on my own land and maintaining my little trails is very time-consuming (especially this year, with more downed trees than usual). I never see another soul here, don't need to drive anywhere or worry about getting a disease. And there are thousands of acres of adjacent state land if I want to wander.
I'm reluctant to say this... but if all the guys were brutally honest here, I'd wager that one of the biggest reasons for going out to the Pines would be getting away from their wife and kids. That certainly was the case for me in the past, but not anymore.