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UER Forum > Journal Index > Boringly Titled by MindHacker > Draining! Ish. (Viewed 2790 times)
Draining! Ish.
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4/7/2006 4:57 PM



After searching the entire campus for drains, and only finding one that I could have fit into (If I felt like crawling. Nothanks.), I was kayaking on the river. There was a tunnelly thing under railroad tracks... Not that interesting, except it ended in a beautifully lit waterfall (Or so it looked, from a distance.
So, of course, I took my gf and we had to go explore it. Looking for the infall found us an ugly-looking welded grate draining a large pond, but why let that stop us? Instead of Popping a nearby grate, fearing the pipe would force us to slither, we instead walked around to the 5'6" x 4'6" outfall. Looked moderately shallow (a few inches) so I put on boots, pulled out her maglight(2a, next time it will be 4d), and we went for it. In 3" of mud, nice and suction-y.
Interesting Spiders, a natural spring flowing in through a crack, and the waterfall at the end was beautiful. Turns out the pipe we thought was too small was 3' corrugated plastic, not my favorite but I've used them to get to caves before.

So, we took some pictures, left, washed ourselves off, and went for more traditional trespassing. Like climbing through an earth grinder.

Really, It just makes me want to find a real drain.


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Aww, you'll find it some day, but personally, I scoff at the draining thing. I don't find it all that interesting, it's just wandering through a straight line getting wet :p


Earth grinder eh? I don't know what that is, are those the big things that crush dirt into gravel like in my Quarry entry?




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I did this one for the pictures... Got myself a nice one of the gf for my desktop. And real drains have sidewalks, and mazes.... Like you said, someday. You might want to think about it, Mr. Probation.

And the earth crusher is a mobile version of what you had, tractor trailer size when folded up. I climbed through it mainly so I could mention it in casual conversation. "Ahh, Earth-crusher-machineses, went through one of them once. [sigh]". And cause it was there. Conveyer belts, spinny screen parts, and a huge chomping? crushing? bucket thing. The holes in which I was too big to fit through. By 6 feet.



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It was a lot more interesting and cool than I thought it would be. It's fascinating how the drainage system works--to be honest I'd never really thought about it that much before. I'd say that it could be an enjoyable pastime, though I think I'd want to get some better gear (and some waterproof boots) before exploring anything that's more extensive.


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Hmm all right, I'll give it some consideration in the old clanker.

So, they make those giant dirt munchers in bite sized tractor trailer form? Hmm, crazy. I never really though about going inside the ones at the quarry. Mainly cause my brain said "Hey, those things suck up boulders and spit out gravel. They could suck up a FoxTwo and spit out FoxOnes." So I decided not to try :p




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