Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Looking for Bigfoot, We Found Lock 53

Saturday was our first BIG Bigfoot hunt.  We backpacked into the Beaver Creek wilderness for an over night adventure!  We had no idea what we were getting into however.  Our packs weighed about 60 lbs each for one thing.  We carried food, water, sleeping bags, and a tent for each person.  Plus our equipment.

 Did we find any sign of Bigfoot?  No.  Bummer.  But, we did find Lock # 53.  What an awesome lock! Stairs (reminds me of Vondergreens Lock)  on both sides, in about the middle of the lock really set it off.  Most of this lock is in great shape. 
Jon actually found it while looking for a good place for us to camp.  Good job Jon!!!
We initially explored at night because I couldn't wait till morning.  It is truly one of the most beautiful locks left in the lock system.

 Of course, during the day was even better!  It certainly made not finding Bigfoot a little better!  And of course, we did some ghost hunting around it. 
 I don't know when we will get back to this beautiful lock, but I can not wait until we do!

I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the remains of a dam in the water.  Looking at the map, it is Dam #18.  I look forward to checking it our a little better also!