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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby John Dittli » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:40 pm

Absolutely, don't state where, I was just curious if they were in the Sierra or not. The dense pinion made me wonder.

Like this one, not all that far from the Sierra, but pretty remote
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:54 pm

Mostly near the sierras. There is a bunch of pinion in the sierras at the right elevation. Especially in the southern portions. On my other computer I have more cool pics, I'll try to look up a few and post them.
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby The hermit » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:56 pm

The rebar bender if thats what it was would use the three pins in the triangle shape for bending.How big was it? The other end maybe just to hang it up
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby John Dittli » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:07 pm

It was about 20" long of a fairly light stock, maybe 1/4 inch. I don't think I have a photo of the back, but I did turn it over, I'm pretty sure those were rivets rather than pins.
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby sparky » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:27 pm

It is some sort of mechanical arm with those rivets and a hook....part of some mining equipment I am sure. There was some parts of a sort of pully system we found in an east side canyon. Cables and whatnot...No pictures though. I bet an arm like what you found would come in handy with that pully system!
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby John Dittli » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:32 am

I find it fascinating that no matter where you go in the High Sierra, someone was there before; a very long time ago

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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby Rockchucker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:57 pm

I love the hand prints! There is a place near Monache that has hundreds of bedrock morters.
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby mokelumnekid » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:43 am

I'm only posting this because it seems especially unique. Mokelumne drainage. Any info appreciated.
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:28 pm

mokelumnekid wrote:I'm only posting this because it seems especially unique. Mokelumne drainage. Any info appreciated.

That is a beautiful northern side notch between 1000-400 years old.
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Re: Sierra antiquities in the backcountry

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:33 pm

Here is a special place built in the 20's. 8 miles from the nearest road.

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