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Among The Ruins

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Here's a few photos at our most recent DNF:

 

Cellar hole

 

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Old well

 

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We'll post some more, and better pictures from when we go back after this one again.

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I visited these ruins today here in Arizona. A Hohokam indian village estimated at 900 - 1000 years old on top of a mesa overlooking what is now Lake Pleasant. The caches I was hunting were Wild Burro (.4 miles east) and Sea Snail(.6 miles north).

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This thread needs to be brought forward again. Lots of great sites!

 

We recently made a trip to check on our cache, The Twilight Zone. We snapped a few more pictures of some of the ruins seen at various locations along the trail.

 

The Gambo Gunpowder Mill.

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A few of several foundations along the way. The buildings were spaced far apart as a safety precaution in the event of explosions. Not sure how well that worked though. ;)

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Moxie on the towpath that makes up most of the trail.

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One of the spots where the canal was connected to the side of the path where the buildings were.

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A broken millstone

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In the general vicinity of the cache.

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Lets keep this thread going! Show us your pics of caches found "among the ruins"! :)

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This is one of my favorite threads, thought I'd make a contribution from last evening's trip to Lullwater Estate, former home to the Candler family (Coke heirs) and now owned by Emory University in Atlanta - believe this structure, which is adjacent to an old dam, was once part of power generation for the mansion. It has latin inscriptions written in it and would be a very cool night cache -

 

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This is one of my favorite threads, thought I'd make a contribution from last evening's trip to Lullwater Estate, former home to the Candler family (Coke heirs) and now owned by Emory University in Atlanta - believe this structure, which is adjacent to an old dam, was once part of power generation for the mansion. It has latin inscriptions written in it and would be a very cool night cache -

 

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We love this thread too... and thought that picture looked familiar! ;) This was the favorite of the four caches we did on the Emory Campus that day and we have this photo on our fridge.

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This was the first cache I ever found ... still one of my favorites. No one is quite sure of the story behind the place, but someone started building a home nestled in the rocks on a hillside but abandoned their work before it was complete.

 

Castle Among the Rocks - GCA470

 

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Old Whiting Sawmill - GC15DQK - Not much left, but thought it was fitting that a tree was now growing in the middle of the one building that was still standing. Nature prevails!

 

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West End Route 66 - GCPGV4 - Old building right next to the railroad tracks on old Route 66 in Gallup NM

 

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Canyon Diablo~Two Guns, AZ~Get Your Kicks #2 - GCHBMR - There are other pictures of this location posted. This place is a photographer's dream and right off of the interstate. If you're passing by, be sure to stop!

 

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A Goats View - GC1EFZ8 - An old highway bridge being reclaimed by the forest.

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Animas Forks - GCKKD2

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On the "old fire tower" this is a really cool bridge on the way to the cache, so you get 2 cool artifacts in one hike.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...66-64263a71b409

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This one is at the site of an old zoo:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...c5-01df851fd9af

I especially like this kind of ruin, and the safari park remains that Briansnat posted. One of the newer categories at Waymarking.com is Defunct Amusement Parks. The posted ones aren't all in the middle of the woods, but if you like the stuff in this thread, you might enjoy browsing those, too.

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Man, these pictures are amazing! I wish we had places like this in South Jersey that I knew of. They are mostly all in North Jersey. I do know of a few abandoned Nike missle basis. Matter of fact there is one that is almost completely intact with all buildings and missle silos and radar towers. It's in the middle of the woods and in between farms but on private property and it's hard to even get the owners to let you look on there.

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Best thread ever! :laughing:

 

 

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Check out the pictures that show how the site is being over grown. Vats full of frogs and trees growing out of foundations.

 

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Hider in a Provider.

"Ruins" of aircraft being reclaimed by Mother Nature. Also more pictures at link.

 

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Man, these pictures are amazing! I wish we had places like this in South Jersey that I knew of. They are mostly all in North Jersey. I do know of a few abandoned Nike missle basis. Matter of fact there is one that is almost completely intact with all buildings and missle silos and radar towers. It's in the middle of the woods and in between farms but on private property and it's hard to even get the owners to let you look on there.

 

DUDE! There are ruins EVERYWHERE! There are plenty of places like this on South Jersey. You just have to know where to look.

Here is some of what I found while exploring...

 

Martha Pumping Station

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Hampton Furnace

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Friendship

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Hermann

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Harrisville

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Brooksbrae

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Belcoville

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Carranza Memorial (OK, not ruins, but cool just the same)

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Brooksbrae

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Belcoville

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Carranza Memorial (OK, not ruins, but cool just the same)

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Near Trenton, the old Water Works

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Moores Beach

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Bridge to Nowhere (wuite a few of these in and around the Pines)

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Various (throughout the pines)

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The Manunka Chunk Tunnels (kinda North Central Jersey)

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Then there are the Sandy Hook Bunkers

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There are plenty of other pics that I couldn't find. Plus a lot in North Jersey and NY. I will look and try to post them here.

 

Sorry the quality isn't that great on some of them. They were taken with my phone. Becasue I was out exploring and wound up somewhere that I wasn't expecting to find anything and there it was!

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There wasn't a cache here, but it was a meeting place for a pre-event, group cache hunt. There is a cache a short distance away. It's probably the first time stockings have been hung above the fireplace and a fire was glowing in the hearth in 50 - 100 years.

 

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Reviving this popular thread by linking to a website called "Forgotten Detroit" Its very sad to see some of those grand old buildings falled into total disrepair, but at the same time, they sure make for some awesome urban ruins! The images are all copyrighted, so I'm not going to post any of the photographs here.

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Reviving this popular thread by linking to a website called "Forgotten Detroit" Its very sad to see some of those grand old buildings falled into total disrepair, but at the same time, they sure make for some awesome urban ruins! The images are all copyrighted, so I'm not going to post any of the photographs here.

Some are coming back. Fort Shelby just reopened a few days ago. So did the Book-Cadillac, very recently.

 

Here's a recent photo essay in Time showing some of Detroit's decay. Check out the parking garage in photo 6.

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Here are two pics of the ruins of Tintagel Castle, a 13th century castle in Cornwall, England, considered by many to be the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. When we visited in the summer of 2007, there were no caches on the castle grounds itself but a few were hidden in the spectacular cliffs overlooking the area, including this one, King Arthur Man or Myth? (Tintagel). :P

 

At the castle

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From the cliffs overlooking the castle (2007 Easter Nav'Egg'ation geocoin in foreground)

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This cache is located at what appears to be an old mill or maybe a fresh water treatment plant.

These ruins are near midtown Atlanta tucked away in a small area of urban forest.

 

There is some really cool graffiti art at these ruins. Some really talented vandals hang out here.

 

More pictures can be seen on the cache page The ruins

 

Here are two pictures I posted while visiting there:

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Cool thread. Glad to bump it.

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GCG45B is a great one outside Asheville, an old pumping station full of lots of heavy machinery.

 

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I went to Asheville on training back in January with this on my Must Do list because of this thread. OzGuff and I DNF'd the cache and Oz had actually found the cache once, but it had since been adopted moved and replaced.

 

That site was really cool to explore. There is quite a gallery of graffitti to look at as you explore. I really enjoyed the site. I can't post pics because most of the graffitti is QUITE beyond family friendly, but much of it was humerous to me (the nonracist stuff) because of the lunacy that must have inspired it. :D

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Just placed a cache under the floor of an old mining house. Does anyone know of any cool ruins south of Tucson in Pima County, AZ? Preferably near Arivaca/Sahuarita/Nogales? Thanks!

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Just placed a cache under the floor of an old mining house. Does anyone know of any cool ruins south of Tucson in Pima County, AZ? Preferably near Arivaca/Sahuarita/Nogales? Thanks!

 

I was wondering the same thing! :blink:

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This is an old Homestead that is along the Columbia River Gorge on the Washington side would love to know the history of it.

 

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West End Route 66 - GCPGV4 - Old building right next to the railroad tracks on old Route 66 in Gallup NM

 

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HEY! I was FTF on that cache. :cool:

 

I use to dispatched the trains though that area! Love to go back and visit the area.

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I'm glad you bumped this or I wouldn't have found it. My favorite caches are the ones in historical areas and with buildings being taken back by nature. I love those ones. Next to the buildings are the remains of towns that have been moved (fairly common here).

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Haha, I was reading this thread thinking how cool it would be to visit some of these places, and I remembered that I have been to some too!! Most of the ruins around northern California that I have been to are newer then the Gold Rush of 1849.

 

Telegraph City, GCY0T7

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I guess I never uploaded my own pictures, so here are some from other finders...

 

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Without uploading my photos, my best contribution came from the info I got when I bumped into the owner.

 

WRITE SHOP ROBERT found Telegraph City (Traditional Cache)

 

JACKPOT! I found the Cache, and while I was parked in front of the gate trading out my goodies, a truck pulled up and stopped right in front of me. I was getting mentally prepared to get the third degree and then chased away, but as it turns out Mr. Hatler only wanted to drive through the gate to drop off some feed for the cows. I moved the car across the street and then had a nice little virtual tour from Mr. Hatler!

 

OK, so...when you are standing at the Cache location, here's what you're looking at.

 

The largest of the foundations on the other side of the gate, to the left of the windmill was a beautiful, immaculate barn "fit for a postcard" built on the stone foundation. It was painted white with green trim, and white gates at the openings in the front of the wall, with stalls built inside the stone walls that you see now. I'm not clear on what was on the upper level, most likely the hay loft.

 

Next, if you look to the right of the windmill, you will see a much smaller foundation, which used to be a workshop (Mr. Hatler remembers cars in there as a kid, but before that it was a blacksmith shop).

 

As you continue to pan around too the right and look across the road, you can see what looks like some random rocks around the field about 120 feet on the other side of the fence, this was his mothers house.

 

Now you will be coming to the rectangular foundation that is pretty small, and almost directly across the street from the Cache. This was the store.

 

To the right of the store there is a palm tree, and once there was another house next to that. After it was bought and was being painted for the new owners, some rags caught fire and burned that house down.

 

The next structure is the square one down the street that still has the roof on it, this was the water storage tank.

 

There were a few more houses over the years on the other side of the hill past that tank.

 

It's confirmed, this is Telegraph City, where most of the Chinese residents lived in tents, so that would make this just about "Downtown".

 

I was there at about 4PM, and Mr. Hatler was there to feed the cows, which I'll guess he does at about the same time each day. He uses the gate right next to the Cache, and it's fairly obvious as you would reach to undo the lock, so I'm sure that he knows the Cache is there, but I didn't ask (to avoid giving it away just in case he was not aware). He never asked me what I was doing there so that may also point to his knowledge of the Cache. This land has been in his family for four generations and his side of the family currently leases this land from the other side of the family (the original mass of land that was accumulated was divided in two by his father and uncle).

 

Anyway...I left some of my BINGO! Cards, Raffle Tickets, and my old standard Collectible, Tradable GameCards. You can look up my prifile for information on how to win prizes with all of those. Thanks for a great Ccahe, I hope the information helps.

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