I tried to minimize my favorite pics, but it was just TOO HARD. Ok, I didn’t try that hard. There really were too many good ones (as you can see). About a year ago, I tried to find this place with my dad. We trampled through very overgrown bushes and trees off the trail with serious determination … and sadly did not succeed in finding it (but did find and eat loads of delicious wild raspberries!). Recently, in connecting with an old friend, John, I asked him if he’d been here. And he had! So I recruited him to take me to this place, and we finally went on Saturday.
This is a hidden gem in Blauvelt State Park, and it was all I’d expected it to be plus much more. The story is that this place was built in 1910 as a military rifle range and was part of Camp Bluefields. Due to some issues, it was shut down 3 years later, but continued to be used for military training until the end of WWII. There are miles of tunnels that were built to get around the base as live fire was constantly taking place. The only light within the tunnels are slits of sunlight through angled windows approximately every 20′. John and I walked through the 3 tunnels we found. They were surprisingly roomy and clean with the exception of spray cans and some big ass crickets/spiders (don’t look up!). The tagging inside the tunnels was nothing special … a lot of penis drawings actually. Such artistes.
But outside the tunnels and inside some small structures that still remain, you can see some pretty bad and some pretty bad ass graffiti art. I truly enjoyed this Saturday adventure that ended up taking us 3.5 hours to explore. Very neat place I’d highly recommend checking out. And make sure to bring light with you if you are gutsy enough to walk the tunnels ;)