Hardware in the backcountry?

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Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by Gazelle » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:42 am

Anyone know what thes are? They were found on a off trail pass. Just wondering!! Seems wierd!
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Re: Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by rlown » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:45 am

Are there any bridge crossings nearby on either side of the pass?

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Re: Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by Gazelle » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:18 pm

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Re: Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by rlown » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:29 pm

Send the picture to the nearest ranger station, and ask. The carriage bolts look new, and they aren't climbing gear. As far as I know, no one carries carriage bolts for fun.

An example: https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfpubs/ ... dpi300.pdf

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Re: Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by The Other Tom » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:27 am

rlown wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Send the picture to the nearest ranger station, and ask. The carriage bolts look new, and they aren't climbing gear. As far as I know, no one carries carriage bolts for fun.

An example: https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfpubs/ ... dpi300.pdf
Correct. Generally used to bolt two pieces of wood together, like when making a bridge or perhaps a cabin.

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Re: Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by Wandering Daisy » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:42 am

Although not probably linked to the bolts you found, a few years ago, some "survivalist" individual was caught by rangers. The survivalist was hauling cement to an off-trail location. He was building a structure and had already poured half the foundation, to live out the "end of the world", as he thought was going to happen soon. He was cited, and his structure was demolished. I doubt he is the only one with such crazy ideas.
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Re: Hardware in the backcountry?

Post by dave54 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Either a trail crew packing in material for a bridge or other trail structure dropped them
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The fell out of a helicopter external load (cargo net) packing in material for a cabin or other structure. Since this was off-trail, I would suspect that, as a trail crew would stick to established trails but a helicopter would fly through a pass.

Major no-no to lose cargo from an external load.
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