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alabama mike

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One of the most popular is Kinlock Falls. It's a beauty and there's always water over it making "noise." Probably a 10 mile drive from the above but easy to get to, only 50 feet from where you park. But that also makes it available for everyone so it can get crowded. I'll find a video of it.

My dad spent a lot of time in Bankhead growing up. His great grandfather is buried in a cemetery just south of the forrest on the road that goes from Double Springs to Moulton, cant think of it to save my live right now.
 

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Bamabww

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My dad spent a lot of time in Bankhead growing up. His great grandfather is buried in a cemetery just south of the forrest on the road that goes from Double Springs to Moulton, cant think of it to save my live right now.
McLemore or Mt. Olive maybe? What’s his name and I’ll find out?
 

rick4bama

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On the back of a Subaru this evening on the drive outta town.

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It Takes Eleven

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That's why I bought and drive a 2000 Rav4.

Given your northern perspective, can you tell a difference between major brands and how they hold up to road salt? The old Dodge/Chryslers were notorious for rotting out, Ford was noted for its rendition of the Rustang, and rocker panels always rust out on old Chevy trucks, but I think that was more a factor of a blocked drain hole.
 

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Given your northern perspective, can you tell a difference between major brands and how they hold up to road salt? The old Dodge/Chryslers were notorious for rotting out, Ford was noted for its rendition of the Rustang, and rocker panels always rust out on old Chevy trucks, but I think that was more a factor of a blocked drain hole.

Montana as far as I knew wasn't a salt state. I learned last year from some locals that they put salt on MT200. I haven't confirmed this, but probably should.

I see alot of rusted out wheel wells, tailgates, etc.

I almost pulled the trigger on some winter tires for the land cruiser, but felt a smaller and lighter awd would be a better option on the icy hills. That little rav4 had a hell of a time getting up the big hill the other day due to all the slush on the road, must been 6" of slush and 1st gear barely made it up. But she's our little mountain goat.
 

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I finally found an Indian bluff shelter in Bankhead Tuesday that I'd been hunting off and on for maybe 30 years. A now departed Cherokee Elder friend of mine had given me just enough info about the shelter to make me lose sleep thinking about it. His 3rd great grandfather had passed the info down to his grandfather many, many years ago. My friend said he thought it was a drawing of his ancient grandfather catching a wild dog. See what you think.

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The charcoal (?) drawing is in a well protected area of the shelter where it is never in direct sunlight or exposed to rain etc. I have no way to prove it's authentic except the old man had no reason to lie to me. I have very few details on it but he thought it would have been drawn in the early 1800's. This is my intrepretation only but I don't really know.

It looks like the animal in the bottom left has a tether of some kind tied around his neck (and leg?) to keep him in the area. Then the hard part is what is the man doing? Could he be throwing a net of some kind over the dog / animal that is running away? Again pure speculation on my part. The man and the long black swath may not even be connected in the original drawing. Is the long black swath representing a rattlesnake? If the man is swinging a club etc he may be acquiring his next meal. Your guess is as good as mine. But we can all agree whatever it depicts, it is interesting.
 
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It Takes Eleven

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I finally found an Indian bluff shelter in Bankhead Tuesday that I'd been hunting off and on for maybe 30 years. A now departed Cherokee Elder friend of mine had given me just enough info about the shelter to make me lose sleep thinking about it. His 3rd great grandfather had passed the info down to his grandfather many, many years ago. My friend said he thought it was a drawing of his ancient grandfather catching a wild dog. See what you think.

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The charcoal (?) drawing is in a well protected area of the shelter where it is never in direct sunlight or exposed to rain etc. I have no way to prove it's authentic except the old man had no reason to lie to me. I have very few details on it but he thought it would have been drawn in the early 1800's. This is my intrepretation only but I don't really know.

It looks like the animal in the bottom right has a tether of some kind tied around his neck (and leg?) to keep him in the area. Then the hard part is what is the man doing? Could he be throwing a net of some kind over the dog / animal that is running away? Again pure speculation on my part. The man and the long black swath may not even be connected in the original drawing. Is the long black swath representing a rattlesnake? If the man is swinging a club etc he may be acquiring his next meal. Your guess is as good as mine. But we can all agree whatever it depicts, it is interesting.

That's incredible. Bankhead is truly a special place. Its ruggedness has been the best means for its conservation. I've always wondered what treasures like this were flooded with the impoundment of Smith Lake.
 

Brandon Van de Graaff

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I finally found an Indian bluff shelter in Bankhead Tuesday that I'd been hunting off and on for maybe 30 years. A now departed Cherokee Elder friend of mine had given me just enough info about the shelter to make me lose sleep thinking about it. His 3rd great grandfather had passed the info down to his grandfather many, many years ago. My friend said he thought it was a drawing of his ancient grandfather catching a wild dog. See what you think.

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The charcoal (?) drawing is in a well protected area of the shelter where it is never in direct sunlight or exposed to rain etc. I have no way to prove it's authentic except the old man had no reason to lie to me. I have very few details on it but he thought it would have been drawn in the early 1800's. This is my intrepretation only but I don't really know.

It looks like the animal in the bottom right has a tether of some kind tied around his neck (and leg?) to keep him in the area. Then the hard part is what is the man doing? Could he be throwing a net of some kind over the dog / animal that is running away? Again pure speculation on my part. The man and the long black swath may not even be connected in the original drawing. Is the long black swath representing a rattlesnake? If the man is swinging a club etc he may be acquiring his next meal. Your guess is as good as mine. But we can all agree whatever it depicts, it is interesting.

That is incredibly cool.
 

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