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Posted: 11/20/2012 12:44:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:18:56 AM EST by EviL_inside]
This trail I know of, goes over an old abandoned interstate overpass


What are these tracks?



What I noticed that's so odd, is this. It appears to be a big old abandoned ramp, complete with huge tie-off cleat.


The only problem is it's location...The pic was taken looking across the river to the southeast. Absolutely NOTHING even close to there.


30.454815,-88.452936
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:46:05 PM EST
Looks like a raccoon, a racoon with giant racoon balls.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:47:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 3:06:32 PM EST by Archtaan]
The top ones are either raccoon, armadillo or beaver. Hard to tell without some scale.

The bottom ones are deer tracks.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:49:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:51:48 PM EST by bloatingfloater]
Ramp for the old Pollock Ferry.


Oh, and opossums.


Edit: Nah, looks like probably an old river barge or maybe even part of the old ferry itself. The old crossing looks like it was down the road a ways.



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:50:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:51:36 PM EST by EviL_inside]
Originally Posted By bloatingfloater:
Ramp for the old Pollock Ferry.


Oh, and opossums.




The old ferry went across way south of there. If you follow the old road south, there's some kind of river camp on the other side of the river from the end of the road. And of course, the continuation of the road...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:52:09 PM EST
Chupacabra, don't go there after dark.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:52:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
Originally Posted By bloatingfloater:
Ramp for the old Pollock Ferry.


Oh, and opossums.




The old ferry went across way south of there. If you follow the old road south, there's some kind of river camp on the other side of the river from the end of the road. And of course, the continuation of the road...

, you beat my edit.



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:55:51 PM EST
Top raccoon
Bottom hog or a deer
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:59:00 PM EST
El Chupacabra...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:16:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 1:17:16 PM EST by TexasOutdoorsman]
chupacabra for sure
ETA: dammit!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:18:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By DocBull:
Looks like a raccoon, a racoon with giant racoon balls.


Lol
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:20:44 PM EST
there are more than a few old state parks and or corporate owned private hunting and fishing camps in rural Miss..parks
got cut some years ago and they did body counts to see who was coming to them, those with xx number no longer get attended to.
Private camps, oil money probably from 40 years ago. drillers and riggers never made another "boom"
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:22:39 PM EST
Pollock Ferry Boat Ramp
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:31:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Pollock Ferry Boat Ramp


In the middle of marsh with no roads anywhere close? Was it so the raccoons could launch their little boats? Did you go to the coordinates and look at the area the pic was taken?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:34:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:03:08 PM EST
It's good to hear the bottom are deer or wild pig, I suspected it was deer. Just found out that about 100 yards south of the pic is inside the Grand Bay national wildlife refuge, and allows hunting. I've been out there shooting before, NOT inside the refuge though.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:05:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
The top ones are either racco0n, armadillo or beaver. Hard to tell without some scale.

The bottom ones are deer tracks.


2nd reply nails it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:06:00 PM EST
Got to agree with some other posters:

1. Probably raccoon?

2. Deer?

3. Going to guess just a dock that collapsed?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:07:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 4:10:20 PM EST by EviL_inside]
Originally Posted By Mabuz:
Got to agree with some other posters:

1. Probably raccoon?

2. Deer?

3. Going to guess just a dock that collapsed?



A dock to where? the entire landmass attached to that spot is nothing but MARSH for MILES around.

For a more clear Idea of where this ramp is, it's 30.453483,-88.451746
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:19:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
Originally Posted By Mabuz:
Got to agree with some other posters:

1. Probably raccoon?

2. Deer?

3. Going to guess just a dock that collapsed?



A dock to where? the entire landmass attached to that spot is nothing but MARSH for MILES around.

For a more clear Idea of where this ramp is, it's 30.453483,-88.451746


I don't know, just a dock to a camp site? I know a family in my home town that owns a small island in a river, they probably have a dock on it b/c they go there for trout camp and to camp. Just looks like an old dock to me, and the cleat on it makes me think so even more. Just a guess though, not familiar with that area.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:45:48 PM EST
OP I assume the dock is the red arrow, what is the large rusty looking object in the water indicated by the green arrow?




Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:54:55 PM EST
man up and go find out...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:16:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:22:31 PM EST by EviL_inside]
Originally Posted By RacerXXL:
OP I assume the dock is the red arrow, what is the large rusty looking object in the water indicated by the green arrow?

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/racerxxl/Arf/Map1.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/racerxxl/Arf/Map2.jpg


Where did you get those aerial views?

Nevermind, didn't know much about bing maps. I'm not sure what that big rusty object is, I'll have to go back out there and do some more looking around. That cleat is WAY too big to be for any personal camp launch, and it looks like concrete to me, so I don't think it's a barge. I'm going to take the better camera next time and get high-res photos.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:32:12 PM EST
It was all really dry and dusty. The worst thing about having a black vehicle is it picks up every bit. I now have visible fingerprints on the vehicle from WEEKS ago.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:40:35 PM EST
Is this a section of a river?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:53:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By EMSflyer:
Is this a section of a river?


Yes.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:05:58 AM EST
Which river is it?

I love this old "industrial archeology" type stuff.

Thanks for posting,

EMSflyer
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:07:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By cosmo05:
Chupacabra, don't go there after dark.


Correct. Leave it be in peace....or in pieces.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:14:03 AM EST


That creature is in Arkansas.
Part of the Clinton family as I recall
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:15:32 AM EST
dude ....


its just a pos barge ... what do you think it is?


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:17:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By cosmo05:
Chupacabra, don't go there after dark.


Damn, I was thinking the same thing.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:43:25 AM EST
Raccoon
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:17:59 AM EST
Ok, I went back with a better camera. Click the link for the full-size photo. It now looks like it WAS an old abandoned barge, you can see some of the deck gone. The other rusty thing on the aerial images LOOKS like it may have been a tug. Why they were abandoned and sunk here, we'll never know.

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge1.jpg


http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge2.jpg



A couple other things spotted...how the HELL does this happen?


Seems like a GREAT place to do some shooting.



Everyone was right, it's IMPOSSIBLE to keep a black vehicle clean.


This stuff is fun, even in a bone stock 4x4.


I didn't harvest any deer, pig, raccoon, possum, gator, or squirrel, so dinner pics will have to wait.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:23:45 AM EST
As I was leaving, it looks like something has caused a traffic jam, thankfully I don't have to get in it.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:33:24 AM EST
Out of all the states in the US, MS is the one state that I wouldn't want to explore around just for the heck of it.

I'd be a bit worried I'd end up in some cajun town that isn't marked on the map and end up deaded.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:34:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
Ok, I went back with a better camera. Click the link for the full-size photo. It now looks like it WAS an old abandoned barge, you can see some of the deck gone. The other rusty thing on the aerial images LOOKS like it may have been a tug. Why they were abandoned and sunk here, we'll never know.

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge1.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge1.jpg

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge2.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge2.jpg


A couple other things spotted...how the HELL does this happen?
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/tree1.jpg

Seems like a GREAT place to do some shooting.
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/pipe1.jpg


Everyone was right, it's IMPOSSIBLE to keep a black vehicle clean.
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/mud1.jpg

This stuff is fun, even in a bone stock 4x4.
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/mud2.jpg

I didn't harvest any deer, pig, raccoon, possum, gator, or squirrel, so dinner pics will have to wait.


Yup, definitely a tug and a barge. I remember learning why the trees grow like that, but I can't remember why...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:38:15 AM EST
Coon and Deer
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:39:07 AM EST
I rode through your fine state this past summer on vacation. It looked then like you might lose a lot of trees to the drought. And that's appears to be the case in your pic of the traffic jam. We've got the same problem here in Iowa. We're something like 12+inches short on rainfall. I know no one wants a lot of snow this winter, but that's what we need to begin to even get back to normal. BTW, looks like you had a great time on your little adventure.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:39:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
As I was leaving, it looks like something has caused a traffic jam, thankfully I don't have to get in it.

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/jam1.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/jam2.jpg


See this out there?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:40:12 AM EST
I've been on several Corps of Engineers lakes that have a shitload of abandoned boat ramps. Never understood that. Did they just put them in when they were impounding the lake for the hell of it?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:40:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Out of all the states in the US, MS is the one state that I wouldn't want to explore around just for the heck of it.

I'd be a bit worried I'd end up in some cajun town that isn't marked on the map and end up deaded.


Just don't speak with some funky northern accent and you'll be aight.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:42:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
It was all really dry and dusty. The worst thing about having a black vehicle is it picks up every bit. I now have visible fingerprints on the vehicle from WEEKS ago.

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/track6.jpg


oh wahh, dont get your suv dirty or anything
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:45:04 AM EST
Is that a parking lot or the great American freeway?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:50:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By EMSflyer:
Which river is it?

I love this old "industrial archeology" type stuff.

Thanks for posting,

EMSflyer


Escatawpa river.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:52:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By doubleclaw:
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Out of all the states in the US, MS is the one state that I wouldn't want to explore around just for the heck of it.

I'd be a bit worried I'd end up in some cajun town that isn't marked on the map and end up deaded.


Just don't speak with some funky northern accent and you'll be aight.


Yeah, it's those little towns not on the map I'm most comfortable in.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:56:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:57:03 AM EST by EviL_inside]
The tree



reminded me of this other pic...




Which made me think of this pic...

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:13:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
The tree
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/tree1.jpg

reminded me of this other pic...





Those trees look like they've been grafted to grow that way. Must be used to make something that requires the grain to run in that shape?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:20:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 12:20:43 PM EST by EviL_inside]
Originally Posted By Ranxerox911:


Those trees look like they've been grafted to grow that way. Must be used to make something that requires the grain to run in that shape?


Northern Poland.

"The curved pines, of which there are about 400, were planted around 1930.

They were allowed to grow for seven to ten years before being held down in what is thought to have been some kind of human mechanical intervention.

Speculation as to what the trees may have been intended for ranges from use in making bent-wood furniture, the ribs for boat hulls or yokes for ox-drawn plows.

However, before they could be harvested, the outbreak of the Second World War interrupted the plans of whoever was growing and tending the grove, leaving their plans a mystery."
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:28:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
Ok, I went back with a better camera. Click the link for the full-size photo. It now looks like it WAS an old abandoned barge, you can see some of the deck gone. The other rusty thing on the aerial images LOOKS like it may have been a tug. Why they were abandoned and sunk here, we'll never know.

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge1.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge1.jpg

http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge2.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/barge2.jpg


A couple other things spotted...how the HELL does this happen?
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/tree1.jpg

Seems like a GREAT place to do some shooting.
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/pipe1.jpg


Everyone was right, it's IMPOSSIBLE to keep a black vehicle clean.
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/mud1.jpg

This stuff is fun, even in a bone stock 4x4.
http://myweb.cableone.net/judynms/mud2.jpg

I didn't harvest any deer, pig, raccoon, possum, gator, or squirrel, so dinner pics will have to wait.

Could be they were lost in a hurricane a long time ago or a bad storm?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:36:15 PM EST
Wonder what the ramp was for.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:38:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 12:38:50 PM EST by Ranxerox911]
Originally Posted By EviL_inside:
Originally Posted By Ranxerox911:

Those trees look like they've been grafted to grow that way. Must be used to make something that requires the grain to run in that shape?


Northern Poland.

"The curved pines, of which there are about 400, were planted around 1930.

They were allowed to grow for seven to ten years before being held down in what is thought to have been some kind of human mechanical intervention.

Speculation as to what the trees may have been intended for ranges from use in making bent-wood furniture, the ribs for boat hulls or yokes for ox-drawn plows.

However, before they could be harvested, the outbreak of the Second World War interrupted the plans of whoever was growing and tending the grove, leaving their plans a mystery."


Yokes and furniture would be my guess - pine isn't generally used for boatbuilding with the exception of yellow pine, because of rot issues.
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