Out riding this past Sunday, while passing through an area of the woods that recently underwent a large-scale prescribed burn, I spotted another old telegraph pole not too far off the north-side of the trail I was riding.
It was quite charred on one side, but still recognizable as a pole, despite the damage it had recently incurred.
I only found one more (G). That might be because I missed them, or because all the other ones were burned-up by the fire.
Anyway, I think these old telegraph poles are sorta cool. As I said in my previous blog-post about them, "I've always assumed that [these] pole[s] followed the original alignment of the mule trail and functioned, long ago, as a communication line, and perhaps also as a power line, for folks staffing the [Elden fire-lookout] tower."
Kinda neat. I'm going to keep looking for more.
Below is a Google Earth screen-grab showing the location of the poles I know of so far.
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