Okay so, me and my friend went to Dee, OR a few weeks ago. Which I found somewhere on the internet listed as "abandoned" - NOT. There is an abandoned lumber bill.. kind of.. Anyways. I have posted a few images below from the trip, but here is the link to a full album (25 photos) via Imgur: http://imgur.com/a/W7k2O
So we drive BY the town first, because I missed the turn. We notice like 4 cars next to the buildings we want to see, but then we notice the water tower (which we had seen pictures of) coming up on us. So we pull over, get out for like 20 minutes, and take some pictures of the water tower. You can see some images below.I'm looking down from the hill and notice a bunch of stacked white boxes in the old lumber mill and wonder what they are.
There is a pipe space below the water tower, which I climbed down into. My friend goes "There's a bunch of bees up here, I think we are next to a bee's nest." He was pretty adamant about leaving to go into town, so we did. We drive by the buildings we want to see because, SURPRISE, there's people and cars. Not very many, we only saw one person, and like 4 cars. And a no trespassing sign, which was only an issue because there were PEOPLE. Like, WORKING. We really weren't expecting this, so we explore the OTHER side of this big creek/river (Google tells me it's Birdie Creek, and also a fork of a river, I'm not really sure), to see what we can find on the other side. We're driving through a grassy area that has a windy dirt road, I miss a turn that takes us closer to the river, but I just keep driving because there isn't really anywhere to turn around and I'm curious. We drive for a minute or two more, BOOM a turn pops up and I take a sharp left to get closer to the river. There's a bunch of white boxes.. I'm slowly creeping up on them.. There is weird stuff moving all over these boxes.. My friend yells "STOP!" and at the same time I realize what those white boxes are, and I slam on the brakes (which at 5-ishMPH isn't a big deal). "TURN AROUND" he says. "But we have to take pictures!" I reply. He sighs, defeated and because he knows I'm right. It was a bee farm. There is a picture below.
After we take a few pictures, we turn around. I go down the first turn I missed, which has no bee farm, but it has a small trail to the river. I climb down, and the trail leads to what looks like an old dam. I'm taking a bunch of pictures, standing on a mossy ledge. The things we do. I notice the white boxes in the old lumber mill, the same that I noticed when we were at the water tower. Now we know what they are, and why there were a bunch of bees at the water tower. My friend follows me down the trail, and takes a picture of me on the ledge (which is my display picture on here).
We get bored because there really isn't anything to do now, since, you know, BEE FARMS. We leave, a little disappointed, but with a slightly funny story. Sorry about the weird blur in the middle of some of the images, there was a small scratch on my camera lens.
Don't forget if you want to view all the photos, look at the full 25-photo album on Imgur!
1. Water tower
2. Piping underneath the water tower.
3. Bees (taken from INSIDE the car)
4. Bees on the other side of the river with a partial view of the area that we really wanted to explore.
Modified for typos