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    I was wondering if anyone had had success identifying possible fire pits/camps using the Google Earth Historical feature? It's probably hard to tell from the attached sample, but there are three areas that have been mostly devoid of vegetation, are somewhat circular and have been present for at least four years. This particular area happens to be high ground about 300 yards from a natural spring. I haven't had any success surface hunting there in the past. Thoughts?
    Kevin - North/Central Texas

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    I actually use a tripography map with the hieght and where the creek or river is . In my area it’s a 400-500 ft area they seem to like it . Gives me an idea where to walk for a camp and then it’s proximity to the river .
    Has helped .

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    • #3
      I did use Google Earth a while back when I had found several points in an area that was too far from a water source to have been a camp. I had a suspicion and G Earth validated it. The area was a backwater of the nearby river at one time but by just looking at the land now you could never tell. G Earth is a cool tool for that kinda stuff.
      Last edited by BabaORiley; 02-15-2018, 02:05 PM.
      The chase is better than the catch...
      I'm Frank and I'm from the flatlands of N'Eastern Illinois...

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      • #4
        I usually just Google my neighbor - Joe. He knows all about these here mountains and can tell ya where all the nooks and crannies are. Someone I was working with told me there were no caves on this side of the county. I mentioned that to Joe one day and he started laughing and said wanna see a cave I'll show ya a bunch of em. Just cause no one knows there here don't mean they ain't. We just don't blab it all over the county like some folk. He has personally accompanied me or I should say, I personally accompany him out on the mountain to hunt arrowheads. He also said I needed to check out this 278 acres they have on the other side of the county. Now I may Google that area to see what the topography looks like before I go. Someone on here posted a topography site a while back and I went on it and downloaded all the topo maps for this area.
        Last edited by Scorpion68; 02-15-2018, 02:17 PM.
        Pickett/Fentress County, Tn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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        • #5
          I actually do quite well just using google satellite view. I look for un-naturally occurring sandy, open areas in close proximity to either a water or food source here in the desert. Places that were cleared of rocks to build wickiups.
          I would go directly to those spots you have circled and see if they are ancient fire pits or something else that would indicate a camp site.
          Winters in Arizona, summers in Michigan's UP. What could be better?

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          • #6
            Finding sites is the easy part. Getting permission is another story in my experience.

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            • #7
              I have had success using google earth. What i looked for was a plowed field near river or stream then zoom in just far enough to see color in soil changes. In nebraska there were more earthed in lodge (what i think they are called them) than tee pee type lodging so i have never seen any rings but i have seen where the fire pit was. It is black from charcoal and have actually walked to area s and seemed like artifacts were found in the darker charcoal containing soil where a lodge once was. I would show you a shot of it on google but it is kinda my secret honey hole and i would like to keep it that way and the landowner feels the same way. In my oppinion it works if you know what to look for.
              Good luck.

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                Satellites assist in the deliverance of new services enabled by the relentless shift towards an interconnected network of devices, as well as setting the stage for unleashing the next wave of disruptive technologies.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by forrestwhite View Post
                  Satellites assist in the deliverance of new services enabled by the relentless shift towards an interconnected network of devices, as well as setting the stage for unleashing the next wave of disruptive technologies.
                  Use of Satellite Technology for Disaster Management and Relief is an example of how useful satellite technologies are to be aware of any disaster on the Earth.

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                  • #10
                    I use Google earth to find creeks that look like they have potential. I've been successful on 3 or 4. I might have found them, anyway. Who knows. But I feel like it helps.
                    Western Kentucky

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