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BTW, today there were vehicles with trailers parked along Savoy Blvd and the ATV's and motorcycles were riding all over the old ATV park. The one vehicle still in the trailer was the biggest ATV I have ever seen. Jessica and I looked at each other and were shocked. The door was down and it was parked in the back. There also were a few cars parked on the trail to the ATV park that had been parked by the bridge but when we came they drove up Savoy to the sand road into the park.

In the old days it was very rare for me to encounter anyone in those woods. I could hike all day and not see a soul. No atv's, no motorcycles, once in a while maybe a Piney in a beat up truck.
 

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Damn that acid rain, global warming, polar ice cap melting etc. !

I don't know about ice caps but acid rain has eroded a lot of old carvings. I used to climb the Catskill mountains in the 60s and on and I carved my initials and the date deeply into the rock every year I went up Windham High Peak. Last time I looked, years ago now, it was barely visible... and the awesome view of the far off Adirondack that used to appear so suddenly once I reached the clearing at the top of the peak - the last in the a Catskill chain - was no more, obscured by the air pollution. The more ancient THOU ART GOD carving on the very edge is still there. They did a better job way back then... and I once enhanced it. I've a photo of myself hanging upside down fixing it up, on the edge of the cliff. The oldest rock carving I found up there on the Escarpment Trail said JAMES 1812...but this is going off on a tangent. I started with acid rain. Sorry.
 

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I spent quite a bit of time at that intersection. I fell to sleep there once on the ground and woke up to motorcycles going in circles around me. My friends had walked down the tracks. I have photos of me trying to fix the sign that was there. If I get time I will post them tomorrow. I believe I have posted them sometime in the past.

I fell asleep in the desert out here once and awoke to a helicopter going in circles around me. He surely thought I was a dead body!
 
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Warren Grove Bombing Range




Cranberry Pump above Martha




Chemical Dump Sooy Road by 72





Quaker Bridge looking upstream




Cranberry Pump above Martha




Sandy Causeway Bridge



I've a photo of me and _____ on Quaker Bridge in '72. Don't know if I posted it on here or not. I didn't know Quaker but I briefly knew a Piney girl named Godfrey, as in Godfrey Bridge, her friend actually, and I believe her ancestry went way back in the Pines history.
 
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That friendship photo is really cool. I always wondered what it looked like back there? Does anyone know of anymore photos of it are floating around?

I'm the guy that took that picture. Friendship was already only partially inhabited by then. I've posted this before but I remember that day. I remember the quiet sounds of the farm animals in the little village. I'm sorry I didn't take more pictures there that day instead of all the random woods and stream pictures I did take. I think I was somewhat self conscious thinking that the residents might wonder why a stranger was going around taking photos... "He must be another one from the land department that's trying to evict us and shut our town down. Let's shoot him and bury him in the woods!"
 
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