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Featured Crdome and Harvey's Top Secret Travels

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Harvey Melvin Richards, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Back in late February, @Crdome@Crdome notified me that I would be blessed by his presence once again (possibly to be a yearly tradition). I did some mad scrambling, filled out all the necessary paperwork, and I was able to get the needed security clearance for @Crdome@Crdome to visit the mythical Voodoo Tree. It was very cold the day we went out, and the wind was brutal. It was also a very cloudy and flat day.

    My first stop was the Big Old Chunk of Iron Ore. I attached a few hard drive magnets to honor it's ferrousness.

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    Iron Ore by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

    Next up was a short cold hike to the Voodoo Tree.

    I think this captures how we felt.

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    EM128135-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

    More Voodoo Tree artifacts.

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    EM128136-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    EM128138-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    EM128140-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

    And the only other person besides me that was crazy enough to be out taking photos on this day.

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    EM128137-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr
     
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  2. I'm curious now......what is the Voodoo tree? Aside from the obvious, it's a tree and it has "stuff" fastened/hung off it, what is the legend behind it?
     
  3. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member


    The Voodoo Tree is a very mysterious and powerful artefact, who’s power is exceeded only by it's mystery...
     
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  4. It is a tree on a top secret local mountain bike trail. The first Voodoo Tree was started by a mountain biker who rode a Voodoo brand mountain bike. The original tree had mostly junk found in the area hanging on it. The area (like much of the public land) has been a historic dumping site for garbage. This tree lasted about 10 years, but it was a little too close to a road and some knuckle dragger pushed it over with a vehicle. This second tree was established after the first perished and it has a lot of stuff brought in by individuals.
     
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  5. Thank you Harvey, sounds like a interesting little story to go with the tree.
     
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  6. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Yes it was February. Time to escape Indiana's soul-sucking absence of light. @Harvey Melvin Richards had promised if I returned this year, he would provide a life-altering experience. I hopped in my car,peddled down, and headed west. Upon arrival I was handed a cup of coffee and we embarked upon our quest.

    Driving through town I spotted a cool tool store with a humorous presentation. Sadly Harvey explained the applications were functionally holding the building together, rather than decorative.
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    Extreme hardware application by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    Another photo op presented itself...
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    Sullivian's by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    Our final stop in town was at it's pet rock. I tried to imagine the logistic problems to transport.
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    Iron ore

    Off to the desert. First stop...
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    By now it was becoming quite clear that our definitions of "life-altering" were vastly different. Obviously I had assumed select mushrooms of the American Southwest.

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    Yet another day at the Voodoo Tree iii

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    Yet another day at the Voodoo Tree x

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    Still life with Harvey by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr
     
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  7. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
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    Great pictures of the true m43 heroes
     
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  8. We departed the Voodoo Tree and drove around looking for another subject. Off to the south there is an abandoned pump building. I have taken it's photo from the road, but never ventured into it.

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    EM128141-Edit-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    EM128142-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    EM128144-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    EM128154-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    EM128148-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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  9. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    WOW! I apologize. You must have slipped mushrooms in the coffee. I didn’t see most of those views except the second. And what I saw didn’t look a bit like yours.
     
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  10. After our adventures we went out for dinner, then that evening @Crdome@Crdome shared a nice bottle of wine that he had brought along with my wife and I. I decided to stage a few photos the following day while Michael was journeying across the wild west of Nevada. The 1776 is the alcohol content, 17.76%.

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    EM128162-1 by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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  11. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Why wasn’t last year’s MD 20/20 treated with such deference? The colors were full spectral, more saturated, and much prettier.
     
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  12. You just had to bring that up, I suppose the nightmares will start again and I will be back in therapy.
     
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  13. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Looks like a couple of friends had a great time together and turned out a set of nice pictures. Thanks, I do model railroading and I love the rust and patina on that pump house.
     
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  15. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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