Originally posted by A boy in a dress
...Found a little rosewood box filled with old slips of paper.
It was letters written between two separated lovers, and a bunch of
hand-written songs that I'd never heard sung...
Oh lawks! you weren't supposed to find them!
This is getting tooooo close.
Here are the approximate coordinates for the house where I found them. You ought to be able to plug these straight into Google Earth if you've got it
installed and go straight to the spot. You can't see the house - it's overgrown and the trees are hiding it:
36°57'02.92" N 81°59'34.21" W
Here are the precise coordinates for the rock neno woke up on, so you can get an approximation of the distances and bearings involved:
36°56'54.22" N 81°59'21.33" W
Here are the precise coordinates of what's left of the house I grew up in. That square thingy is the foundation walls of the root cellar that was
under it, and is all that remains:
36°57'20.05" N 82°01'12.11" W
For orientation purposes, here are the coordinates of where Ben's Cabin stands. It's occupied right now by an ancient farm house that was abandoned
when I lived there, but which appears to have someone living in it now:
36°56'41.96" N 82°00'40.15" W
The "clanking" noise I heard which sounded like it was coming from the inside of the mountain was here:
36°57'29.21" N 82°00'07.58" W
The Inscription Rock (really called "Little Rock") is approximately here:
36°56'36.91" N 82°00'12.14" W
The overlay appears to be slightly mismatched at that point, and I believe the actual image of Little Rock is the gray lump just south of there, which
appears to be just outside the woodline, but the "woodline" is really just the way the shadows fall. The rock sits right on top of the mountain, right
on the ridge, like it was dropped there or something. It's not "attached", or bedrock, and I have no idea how it came to rest there. The "woodline"
really marks the ridge of the mountain, shadows to the north appearing as woods, and sunny to the south, appearing as a relatively cleared area.
ETA: I just figured out that you can copy and paste these coordinates into Google Maps
and get the same views,
without installing Google Earth. It works best if you set the view option to "Earth" to get a recent satellite image of the area.
edit on 2011/12/4 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)