spung?????

lakesgirl

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Jan 3, 2010
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Mudboy,
Just because advanced folks like Guy and I remember having only three good channels on the tv and having to actually get up to change channels does not make us old,it makes us "historically aware".
Al

i have to laugh reading this thread... 3 channels, yep and the stations went off every night with the flag and star spangle banner playing, at I believe midnight. ...besides being "historically aware" we are like fine wine....."aged to perfection"
old enough to know better and young enough to still get out there to do stuff!
 

MarkBNJ

Piney
Jun 17, 2007
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Long Valley, NJ
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Mudboy,
Just because advanced folks like Guy and I remember having only three good channels on the tv and having to actually get up to change channels does not make us old,it makes us "historically aware".
Al

But have any of you ever had to dial a phone, talk on a party line, and be taught to pick up only on the correct number of rings?
 

ecampbell

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Jan 2, 2003
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But have any of you ever had to dial a phone, talk on a party line, and be taught to pick up only on the correct number of rings?

Yes, and I remember hiding under my desk at school when the air raid sirens went off.
 

Teegate

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Yes, and I remember hiding under my desk at school when the air raid sirens went off.

Same here. Like that was going to help.


BTW, I have been checking out a few other spungs on aerial maps, and one of these days Jessica and I are going to have a post titled either "Four Spungs in a day" or Five Spungs in a day." Who knows, maybe even six.

Guy
 

ecampbell

Piney
Jan 2, 2003
2,614
655
Same here. Like that was going to help.


BTW, I have been checking out a few other spungs on aerial maps, and one of these days Jessica and I are going to have a post titled either "Four Spungs in a day" or Five Spungs in a day." Who knows, maybe even six.

Guy

Hurray, we're getting back to spungs!
 

manumuskin

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Jul 20, 2003
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millville nj
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But have any of you ever had to dial a phone, talk on a party line, and be taught to pick up only on the correct number of rings?

No I never had to use a party line and I don't remember air raid sirens,I thought that was world war two stuff.I do remember running behind the mosquito sprayer truck because i thought it was fun to play in the fog and nobody ever once told me that might not be good for me.I remember getting in fist fights in school and getting detention,not expelled or arrested and no knives,chains or guns were involved.Back when if you smoked cigarettes you were bad or cool whatever your opinion of it was and if you smoked weed there was no hope for you because you were a drug adict.I remember my best friends older brother having a black light and lava lamps and psychadelic peace signs painted all over his walls and I wore bell bottoms and earth shoes to school and didn't know i was a hippie.Not quite old enough to have been a hippie myself but not far off,I remember it.
Al
 

mudboy dave

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Same here. Like that was going to help.


BTW, I have been checking out a few other spungs on aerial maps, and one of these days Jessica and I are going to have a post titled either "Four Spungs in a day" or Five Spungs in a day." Who knows, maybe even six.

Guy

Do you plan on hitting this one I listed?
 

Teegate

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All,

You may want to very quickly read over the posts in this thread first to refresh yourself.

Yesterday, I visited the two spungs that Jeff previously photographed, and I have taken the liberty of adding Jeff's photo's to my post for comparison. Here is the round spung when he was there, and yesterday when i was there.


Jeff's previous photo.

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And mine from yesterday from a slightly different location.


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Nearby there is a "sunglass" shaped one and here is Jeff's photo of it.


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Mine from yesterday. Significantly less water.


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Looking the other direction.

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And straight ahead where it is at it's thinnest.


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An ATV tested the "water" and was going to try to travel in it.


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This bird was there and did not seem to mind we had arrived. What kind is it?


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With those two out of the way I turned my sights on the spung that started this thread. Mudboy Dave had noticed it on aerial and mentioned it was near where he grew up, and he was going to visit there with his dad. I mentioned to him in a PM that I was waiting for him to go, and he assured me that it was fine for me to visit before he did. So today I decided to do just that.

I did a little homework and figured out where the best place to start from to make the trip as easy as possible. Fortunately, I picked the perfect entrance location and worked my way directly to it. It was completely dry.

These poles were in the middle of it. Usually, they are water testing equipment but these are different. They even had some sort of string tied on them, almost like a sign. Maybe a former PBX rest stop :)

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A fire break went right through it! That seems ridiculous.


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A panoramic.

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From there I traveled to the 1/4 mile area. I wanted to run my GPS through it's paces and see what was going on there. I know of a well hidden parking area and from there started through the woods to arrive unseen. Using the map I picked the location and flawlessly made it directly to the spot. The place was empty so I turned around and headed back a different way. I had marked my car and made my way easily back to it. The GPS worked very well and the maps actually were nice. I now need to try it in a cedar swamp.


Along the way I found what I believe is the old road that was used maybe even by me in the 70's.


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The other direction.


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A few other views.


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And this was most likely an old sawmill that I saw on my travels.


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Guy
 

Teegate

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Guy, notice how that mill foundation looks similar to Dover Forge's old mill.

That is exactly what caught my attention. I have been to that place a few times before, one with Ben, but the water was never that low to see it.

Guy
 

woodjin

Piney
Nov 8, 2004
4,274
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Near Mt. Misery
Nice photos Guy. Those spungs are pretty cool huh? Those sand pipers get around, I've been seeing them all over. I used to see them at friendship sometimes. That old mill is a great find!!!!
 
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