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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Weekend hike

The Wee man and I took a little hike over the weekend to what we call the "Hermit Cave" Its a structure built into a large boulder formation on top of a large hill. There are two ways to get to it but I made him hike up the side of the mountain with me. I never really knew what this place was but suspected it was some kind of mining operation. There are large concrete pylons from some kind of cable tram. The "hermit cave" has a concrete formed doorway and you can see the remnants of a stove pipe going up through the rocks. I hadn't been up there for several years. when we reached the top, I found several placards placed by the forestry explaining the area was a sandstone quarry operating from 1914 to about 1940. There was a sand and glass works at the base of the hill. The "hermit cave" was actually the powder magazine.

Here's the Wee man at the entrance of the magazine....





One of the placards explaining the magazine and the gravity cable system...



On the way up the hill, Trip located a grouse and locked up beautifully....


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 01:32 PM
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Re: Weekend hike

Very cool! Is that the same spring Creek that dumps into the clarion at halton?

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Cool adventure...
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Some history on page 3

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Re: Weekend hike

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Very cool! Is that the same spring Creek that dumps into the clarion at halton?
Yes. This area is in Howe Twp, Forest County near the Elk Co, Highland Twp line.

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Re: Weekend hike

Cool pictures its not to far from my camp but I have never gone there to check it out.

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Interesting stuff. TFS!

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a neat place and grouse too

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that would be a great spot to kick around for an afternoon.

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Re: Weekend hike

Thanks for posting BH. Very cool.

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