Day 151

Of course!

August 24th, 2010

I should have known we'd see one of these in Oregon.


  1. Christopher says:

    creek-side watermelon stand?

  2. MN Observer says:

    More Pics! Yeah First Post?

  3. Laura in TX says:

    What comes to mind is a bear trap but how would it be used? So what it is??

  4. John in MI says:

    This is what welding classes do on their field trips.

  5. Wilma in WV says:

    Looks like metal I-beams.

  6. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    I wonder if it’s a “Matt-trap” so they can keep him in Oregon and not let him leave :-D

  7. Christine says:

    This could possibly be a mill race foundation. You can see that the land it is sitting on is artificially built up or “disturbed” as we would term it in archaeology.. It would be used during logging years ago. Just a guess.

  8. blistery Bob says:

    Debris strainer…..Oregon, Washington and Northern California…….They are used to prevent forest debris from clogging the culverts that go under the roads.Otherwise the roads would be flooded when the culverts get clogged with forest debris.

  9. katzien in austin says:

    M’kay, Bob’s guess gets my vote. But Julie’s gets my ‘funniest guess” award. ;-)

  10. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    What is it?? I like some of the guesses but would like someone who knows for sure to let us know. At first I thought another train thing gone into the wild but upon further inspection there appears to be some kind of dry waterfall down the hill. I’m sure someone will let us know what it is.

  11. blistery Bob says:

    For sure it’s a debris strainer to prevent the culvert from getting clogged………………….

    Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Class of ’98

  12. Vickie from Michigan says:

    How come Oregon gets debris strainers? I am now feeling my acute lack of debris strainers in Michigan.

  13. Vickie from Michigan says:

    On the plus side, though, it is obvious to me that the debris strainer welder is one happy guy. And creative too. I bet every one of those strainers is different! Check out how those angled beams nestle into the landscape.

  14. Nancy says:

    Mayhaps a “beaver deceiver.” I saw a PBS program about these once. Sort of looks like it.

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