Crap/junk you have found in the back country?

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Re: Crap/junk you have found in the back country?

Post by WarrenFork » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:09 pm

I remember seeing Shasta cans like the first one pictured as a kid but the "DO NOT FREEZE" on your cola can is new to me. According to a collector's site I just browsed, that dates it to the late 1950's. Someone on eBay has a set of three cans like that in similar rusty condition with a buy-it-now price of $60.00.








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Re: Crap/junk you have found in the back country?

Post by RoguePhotonic » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:41 pm

Yeah I figured they had collectors value but I left them where I found them which was at the small lake in the middle of Red Rock Basin.

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Post by Cross Country » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:18 pm

I'm surprised that no one ever found a chair nor a rubber raft.

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Post by rlown » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:25 pm

Cross Country wrote:I'm surprised that no one ever found a chair nor a rubber raft.
We did. They weren't junk. we used the two chairs and two rafts at Lillian. We even politely repacked them in the large Rubbermaid container and put them back after we were done, with a friendly thank-you note.

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Post by RoguePhotonic » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:58 pm

I found a chair at the Graveyard Lakes. I used it.

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Post by Shhsgirl » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:55 pm

Near a lake (I forget the name) in Desolation a few years ago my husband and I found someone's marijuana in a nice plastic container. Then we found his/her teeth in another one. Must have been pretty stoned to forget his teeth.

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Post by Jimr » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:30 pm

I think I know that guy
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Post by Cross Country » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:07 pm

At the lake below Eagle Scout Peak Mike and I found a grill for cooking fish. That really came in handy.

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Post by Cross Country » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:17 pm

I swear to god this is true. At laurel lake another backpacker and I discoverd a box and a parachute that was labeled "radioactive". I hesitated to opern it but my aquaintace convinced me that the label was just to presearve this illigal drop from someone like us. We opened it and found two six packs. We put some of the bear in the water and were drinking some after dark when we heard water splashing. Although we had seen nobody at the lake all day we suspected that someone was helping themselves to the beer. Here is the good part. We saw a bear in the water above our beer and the the bear had his head in a very upright position. We chased off the bear and examined the situation. We discovered 2 unopened cans in the water and severl empty cans with teeth mark holes. We drank the last 2 cans.

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Re: Crap/junk you have found in the back country?

Post by Cross Country » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:17 pm

I had forgotten this until I read the account here about the beer.

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