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    Whats the strangest thing youve found or seen in the back country?

    About 25 years ago packing in with my horses between Fern lake and Chesterfield lake I came across a old pannier made of wood and covered in hide. It was full of barn door hinges wrapped in some sort of wax and paper. They were barn hinges from the late 30's or 40's from what i could tell. but in great condition. I took a few as a token. Strange finding them in the middle of nowhere.

    On another trip albeit not so strange i crossed a valley that was completely full of fossils. awesome time spending the day checking it out.

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    Yup, while 6,000 feet up chasing Stones in the northern Rockies, sitting at my classing spot, several sea snail like fossils in the rocks. Very cool.
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    Two teens ****ing in a willow patch .
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    A very nice carved nude in a aspen patch In the South Chilcotin mnts near an old cow camp.
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    A big outcropping of pea-cock rock while hiking near Castlgar. I took home 10lbs and have given away 9.5 of it (2005).
    A truck box with a canopy in the middle of nowhere while hiking north east of Quesnel along the cottonwood river. It was full of stuff and yellow jackets. No trail in to it and the trees around it were 15 years old. I suspect gold miners.
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    Re: Whats the strangest thing youve found or seen in the back country?

    Years ago I was guiding a sheep hunter and we had climbed up to a ridge line, planning to work our way along it and get above some rams. We were out in the middle of nowhere in the north country. As we cautiously moved along the ridge what to our wondering eyes did appear, but a large diesel engine in a crate strapped to a pallet and wrapped with heavy plastic. It had obviously been there for some time. From the markings on the crate it was a new engine that was needed for a piece of equipment somewhere. The only way it could have gotten where we found it was if a chopper had dropped it there for some reason and then no one ever came back to get it.
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    Re: Whats the strangest thing youve found or seen in the back country?

    hmmm so many...
    one was on a moose hunt was walking through some thick stuff and there was a car driven straight forward stopping at a tree..obviously been there for years..grabbed some insurance papers..took them to police...got to go show them where it was..off a skidder trail off Spoken lake rd.
    found several more from various helicopter medivac flights..so surprising ALL but 1 were STOLEN FROM Williams lake..the one that wasnt stolen from WILLIAMS Lake was stolen from QUESNEL..HOWEVER ALL 100% were left on the hills above the reserves on highway 20.
    found a boat early one morning floating on a lake..no body on board..their bodies were recovered next day..both had stood to pee fell overboard..both gents zippers were undone.
    walking through REALLY thick thick spruce..think black spruce sat to rest on a log thinking im the only person to ever sit down here..looked next to me..3 square cut hand made nails and a brass type alarm clock..seen a similar modern one at BARKERVILLE store...rifle on high mountain ridge..wood was toast..rifle rusted..someone left it there..so did i.

    years ago CLAYTON MACK was involved with hiding several wooden trunks..holding sacred items..ie carved masks..blankets..carved sheep horn ceremonial spoons...old ceremonial things..
    we were chatting and for some reason he told me exactly where they were hid..never did look for them...always wondered.....
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    Re: Whats the strangest thing youve found or seen in the back country?

    One day while Quading up on the top of Windy Mountain (just North of Bridge Lake) We came across a Big natural Rock pile (about 10 ft in dia ) Covered in LADY BUGS - There was thousands +++ of them ! Very Colorfull crawling all over the greystone rocks ! That's the most Strangest i have come across ! Any one Else ever seen these - this ? RJ

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    Came across what appeared to be a very large piece of flat stone the looked to be more like concrete(might be) stamped with an image/ message.
    There's a circle with 3 small points, 1 larger one, below what appears to be a UFO, below that 1987, with 3 straight lines under that and at the bottom the phrase I TRUST IN GOD; off to the right is 3 parallel lines with crossed like the letter H, the outside 2 lines are curved out at the ends; further to the right is a circle with cogs on the outside like a gear and in the centre a symbol like a Christian cross of sorts.
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    Re: Whats the strangest thing youve found or seen in the back country?

    Was hunting Blacktails on the top of Buffalo Hump.
    Sitting on a moss covered outcrop . . . the moss beside me had a faint rectangular shape.
    Cut through about 4" of moss to find an ancient sardine can with an equally ancient pocket watch inside.
    Took a real 'cranker' buck later in the day.

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