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  1. #1
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    Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: UPDATED 2.21 w New Pics

    My trusty dog and I go hiking several times a week. These hikes have taken us over mountains, through streams, across rivers, through private property as well as through National Parks.
    HOWEVER, all of these pictures were taken within 10-12 miles of each other. It's too bad these areas remain some of the last pieces "un-urbanly-sprawled" solitude and beauty that we have left in this area. I have NO doubt that hundreds if not thousands of symbols, carvings and markings have been destroyed in this area in the last 25-50 years.

    NOW, I am even newer than a "novice" when it comes to all of this, and I am one of those people that can see a face, shape or message in almost ANYTHING...i believe that is called "mentally insane"

    I ask you all to comment, suggest, give ideas, or even tell me I'm looking "too hard" and that I am, in fact, a lunatic (I won't argue).

    I love history, I love nature and I love taking pictures of the sights around me, ESPECIALLY if they have a historical context.

    Ok enough babbling. I may be on to "something" or I may just, in fact, be taking "purty nature pikcherz"

    I will try to comment on certain ones as best I can...

    AGAIN, please feel free to contribute...

    This thread will be regularly updated as I hike weekly and year round...

    Please join me on my journey. It's all minutes from a huge city..yet worlds away

    (Not sure if the pics are going to be too big...not the most 'puter literate feller)

    NOTE:
    I will group the pictures by feature (i.e tree, rock, woman in bikini, etc) and NOT by location.
    SO, if you feel there is a strong possiblity that certain things may be related I will be more than happy to confirm whether or not they are in the same immediate area. But, AGAIN, all pictures were taken within a 10-12 mile radius.


    Away we go...

    Everything will be "A-OK"....at least, that's what this tree is tellin me...haha

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  2. #2
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Then again...

    We MAY need to proceed with a smidgen of caution



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  3. #3
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Shall we begin at the beach.......ER, I mean, BEECH?

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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Now it's time to ROCK (n' roll?)
    I took many of these in the same general area and because they looked like peculiar placement, formations, and/or faces/shapes. As stated earlier I am one of those people with a crazy imagination that can find a face in dang near anything!


    This first one is a rather large opening...and when looking inside it frightened the "stew" out of not only myself but my 100lb dog as well who wouldn't go near it...it looked like an animal of sorts peering out at us..but upon closer inispection (from further away ha) it was just another 'posititioned' (accidentally over the years??) rock that happened to have, what appeared to be, facial features of sorts...the picture isn't the best and I have others of a wider angle if requested.

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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    The side of the "cave" is this odd looking "natural" formation
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    Not too far away, at a further elevation was this 'un

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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering


    same vicinity
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    A little further down my hike and up the hill watching me?

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    EDIT: I just discovered the "invert colors" tool...its amazing what is revealed when you do that...
    Here is a inverted cropped "face" from the picture above

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    more...

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    Why so sad rock fella'?

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    "you spin my rock right round right round...."

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  8. #8
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    A few more till everybody has a chance to catch up.... Don't wanna over-saturate my own thread this early

    SNAKE HEAD?

    jumped right out at me the second I saw it...(not literally...that'd be...scary...)

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    A content turtle with his eyes closed?

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    Louisiana...is dat you?

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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Here's my thoughts so far...

    I think the first picture of the tree is natural

    "prepare to meet thy God" is grafitti

    The first beech is hard to make out because it wasn't chalked but it is KGC

    beechtree2, beechtree3, beechtree4, beechtree5 appear to be modern grafitti

    beechtree6, "HUEY" is KGC

    Several of the rocks appear to be altered by man (not natural). The last one obviously is, nature won't make such a straight line. If you are in Louisiana, a state shaped rock makes sense. I have seen state shaped rocks that were made by the KGC.

    Good luck,
    Big Hoss

  10. #10
    pw
    Apr 2003
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    I'm glad you're fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the great outdoors, the clean air, the exercise and the head-clearing that gets you out of the house, out of town and into the natural world. It sure beats TV.

    You'll find lots of weird looking natural formations and not a few manmade signs left for a number of reasons by the many humans who have proceeded you. If you insist on attributing all the above to Spanish treasure cocealers, have a fun fantasy and be sure to post dozens of pictures of rocks and tree blazes.

    Be sure to wear sturdy footwear, carry plenty of water and phone home if you're late.
    ​Adios, amigos - it's been interesting.







  11. #11
    pw
    Apr 2003
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    You're right Clay. I apologize CH. Let the games begin.
    ​Adios, amigos - it's been interesting.







  12. #12
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Thanks all for the responses....BUT

    I would like to reiterate a point I made in my very first post in the thread


    " I may be on to "something" or I may just, in fact, be taking "purty nature pikcherz" "

    So to clarify, I never claimed I'm in search of any treasure/treasures/lost world, etc...

    Only that I go hiking in VERY historical places and there are, indeed, things that I find interesting and odd, so I take pictures because I enjoy that too.

    I created this thread because 1) I know for a fact some of the pictures contain "graffiti" from the civil war..it is documented but wanted to get other's takes on it as well
    and 2) The area has thousands of years of other history in it and there are just so many 'neat' things I wanted to share from my journey that could, in some way, tell a story.

    Not all treasure is shiny and monetarily handsome....

    Again, I never claimed to be on a trasure hunt...in fact, if there was any Spanish around here they were EXTREMELY lost as I am hundreds of miles across country from the dozens of threads containing monuments, symbols, etc...so i wouldn't try to credit any of this to them..

    But the Natives had been on this ground for thousands of years and a large chunk of the Civil War and reconstruction -era "conflicts" and "activity" occurred right here in my 'backyard'

    I am not sold on the whole KGC thing yet..there is no denying that they existed, but as far as their depth and quantity, well I am just now, as previously stated, beginning my research (perusing the internet in depth, just picked up Shadow of the Sentinel (not sure how real it is), etc),,,,,BUT research also includes asking people who are more knowledgeable than I about a particular subject such as this,,,,that is also why I post these,,,,because a LOT of you ARE VERY knowledgeable in this area.....others just think they are...but from lurking on here for a long time, a few of you have very in depth knowledge

    Don't be offended or think I'm a simpleton if I post things that are obviously natural to your experienced eyes...I am just learning..but again, research involves asking others for their help...so in sharing these pictures and the ones to follow I am also asking for your help...IF there is any 'merit' to post-cw era signs and symbols in my locations I don't expect anyone to solve anything in detail for me..but I would ask for help and guidance..just as I would expect others to ask my help for things that I may be knowledgeable in (such as sleeping, drinking dark beers, making my fiance angry, etc )

    Thanks again and please bear with me,,,,I'm learning..and enjoying the ride along the way


    Lots more pics to follow




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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Here is just something "fun" ..at least for me...a treasure of the past but only worth its richness in history..the next post will contain various tree "blazes" and markings....

    But here is a picture of a rock taken shortly after a large battle in this area during the Civil War

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    And I located it in its present state (though its not very hard to find)


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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Quote Originally Posted by CheathamHill
    NOW, I am even newer than a "novice" when it comes to all of this, and I am one of those people that can see a face, shape or message in almost ANYTHING...i believe that is called "mentally insane"

    I ask you all to comment, suggest, give ideas, or even tell me I'm looking "too hard" and that I am, in fact, a lunatic (I won't argue).

    AGAIN, please feel free to contribute...
    I like it when someone says they are an absolute newbie, asks you to comment, then tells you that you are wrong... Good luck
    Big Hoss

  15. #15
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    Re: Come Join Me on my Hiking Journey: Will be TONS of pictures for pondering

    Wait...Hoss..I haven't said ANYONE is wrong in here..asked for help, yes..a few times..but have not told anyone they are wrong about anything..color me confused

 

 
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