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Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby SamanthaJ09 » Jan 21, 2013 7:17 am

Anyone know the story behind the bus at the camping area?
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby Chads93GT » Jan 21, 2013 10:54 am

It used to haul people.
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby trogman » Jan 22, 2013 10:10 am

Chads93GT wrote:It used to haul people.


:rofl:

Seriously, though- I was curious about that bus myself. We were there this past weekend with some new folks, and they were curious about it also.

BTW, kudos to those who cleared the trail! Awesome job; we were able to go all the way to the cave unhindered. Thanks!

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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby SamanthaJ09 » Jan 22, 2013 11:58 am

The only thing I ever recall hearing was that someone brought it up to convert into a camper then snakes took over...but I was hoping there was maybe a better more interesting story to be told.

I agree the trail is really great compared to what it could be. I went Sunday for the first time since the storms and I hardly recognized the place.
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Jan 22, 2013 1:27 pm

I haven't been there since 2009.... Here are some pics I took of the bus then. I've heard a tree did some damage to it during the tornadoes...


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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby trogman » Jan 22, 2013 1:31 pm

SamanthaJ09 wrote:The only thing I ever recall hearing was that someone brought it up to convert into a camper then snakes took over...but I was hoping there was maybe a better more interesting story to be told.

I agree the trail is really great compared to what it could be. I went Sunday for the first time since the storms and I hardly recognized the place.


You just missed us-we were there on Saturday. Did you do the pit? We took a couple from Atlanta over there, since they had never done it. (They loved it!) It's been a few years since I've done it; the only thing different is the rig tree is now only about 6' tall. We still used it, but tied off lower and backed up on another tree.

The storm really tore that place up, for sure.

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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby Chads93GT » Jan 22, 2013 4:03 pm

I actually heard people used to camp In it.
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby SamanthaJ09 » Jan 22, 2013 7:31 pm

I bounced the pit along with 5 of my friends from Ga. its a really neat pit! Just hate the area is so torn up. Yeah the bus apparently took had a tree fall on it the roof is caved in towards the back. That used to be the best camping spot but there are hardly any trees left standing.
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Feb 7, 2013 6:56 pm

trogman wrote:The storm really tore that place up, for sure.


Is there actually a followable trail to the pit again?
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Feb 8, 2013 8:37 am

Yes.
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby BATMAN1957 » Feb 19, 2015 4:24 pm

The bus at Moses Tomb was put there by the previous owners son,Roy White.When he came home from Vietnam in 1969,lived there with his wife and 1st daughter.The dad,Russell White inherited 140 acres from an ex wife,Imet him in 1978 and he was in his 70's,hiked me all over that mountain and showed me all the caves and the tomb.He is buried in the cemetery at Sulpher Springs exit. cave softly my friends
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby CaverScott » Feb 23, 2015 1:14 pm

BATMAN1957 wrote:The bus at Moses Tomb was put there by the previous owners son,Roy White.When he came home from Vietnam in 1969,lived there with his wife and 1st daughter.The dad,Russell White inherited 140 acres from an ex wife,Imet him in 1978 and he was in his 70's,hiked me all over that mountain and showed me all the caves and the tomb.He is buried in the cemetery at Sulpher Springs exit. cave softly my friends


Moses Tomb actually has Tomb nearby? Been there six to ten times over the year, and never heard that. Got any pics?
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Re: Moses Tomb Bus?

Postby eyecave » Jul 18, 2015 9:30 pm

i led a trip there shortly after the tornado and did not find the new trail.......climbing over fallen trunks for an hour and a half and bushwhacking after getting up high enough i finally relocated the entrance.........then i saw the clean cleared easily traveled trail coming in from the other side........trick howard lived in the bus for a while in the early to mid 70's......
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