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    Just east of the San Pedro River in Southern Arizona is the Lewis Springs area. For those of you who use topos like myself, I can tell you to wad the darned thing up and toss it.



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    The two buildings on the map are still there, but only kind of.


    Look! A collector was here!


    The first building was in decent shape. Both were semi-modern with power and water. The second looked like an atomic bomb had hit it.
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    Not sure what happened to the second building, but it's gone as you can see. Not sure if the last owners decided to implode it it, or if BLM did for reasons unknown (this is in a high travel area for illegal aliens), but it's toast. I think we can all agree on that.
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    Lewis Springs is just outside of the San Pedro Riparian National Conversation Area. It's BLM, with no vehicles allowed. I parked at the San Pedro House and hoofed it up the eastern trail to where the topo had marked a ruin. Either I found a garbage dump or the ruin is long gone.




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    I'm still scratching my head on this. Either the ruin is gone or I did indeed find the garbage dump with a Taj Mahal just out of sight.
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    There's still so much out there though. If anyone has a decent flame thrower that I can borrow, please let me know!
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    Oh, if anyone does have the Tombstone SE topo, you can cross off the ruins just east of the San Pedro, north of AZ 90. Some clever businessman put in a bunch of fancy homes there. They're gone!

    I still want the borrow of a flame thrower though! That last shot is what appears as a road!
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    Default will a wipper snipper do!?

    Joel! i was deadset outside a town called Charters Towers in far north Queensland,stumbling around in 40 deg celc heat lookin for an abandoned homestead when i heard a a wipper snipper start and whir away,I thought who the or what &%%$#@!! was going on? It was a nugget hunter,He would mow the area he was standing and then proceed to to get the metal detector out and scan away.i thought he was a wanker but i kinda thought about the fact that we have 10 of the most deadliest snakes in the worldand it was a good idea in thought but lugging a wipper snipper 2 an half hours across the hills?

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    That's some fine looking stuff you got pictures of. I vote you found the dump. Although that is a pretty old can!
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    Joel, thanks for sharing your pics...............Speedy

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