Old Campground?

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DannyH
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Old Campground?

Post by DannyH » November 11th, 2016, 9:28 pm

Did the Starvation/Defiance loop a few weeks ago and was admiring the new seating area at Hole-In-The-Wall Falls. Just east of there on the new paved trail between the trail and I-84 was this old stonework. Anyone know what it is from?

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Re: Old Campground?

Post by Webfoot » November 12th, 2016, 1:04 am

I believe that is (one of) the oven(s) Limey was concerned about.

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Re: Old Campground?

Post by Limey » November 12th, 2016, 9:20 am

It is generally believed that these were bake ovens used by either the railroad builders or the highway builders. There is a second one close by that has pretty much collapsed in on itself.

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Re: Old Campground?

Post by DannyH » November 12th, 2016, 9:34 am

Thanks for the information! There is also a spring near the new Moffett Creek bridge (if I remember correcty) with an old stone work basin. I saw it a couple years ago after coming down from Wauneka Point with Peder. Wondering if that was built at a similar time by the railroad crews? I can't seem to find a picture of it, but it was talked about here.

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Re: Old Campground?

Post by Chip Down » November 13th, 2016, 8:42 pm

Oh, I've looked for that, but I guess I imagined it looking a little different. Looks like a guy could pass twenty feet from that and not even notice it.

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Re: Old Campground?

Post by pcg » November 14th, 2016, 6:06 pm

Did the giant ant hill survive the "improvements"?

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Re: Old Campground?

Post by DannyH » November 21st, 2016, 10:27 am

The giant ant hill still stands as well! It's right above the new trail, looks almost like a sculpture.
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Re: Old Campground?

Post by Waffle Stomper » November 27th, 2016, 11:37 am

Limey wrote:It is generally believed that these were bake ovens used by either the railroad builders or the highway builders. There is a second one close by that has pretty much collapsed in on itself.
I think you are correct. There are a couple near the railroad along the Santiam.
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