Our paths through the backwoods usually lead us past nature at her best. Sometimes we find the evidence of man in stone walls, piles of rock, and trails enhanced with bridges and grading. At other times, the evidence is erosion from vehicles, excessively trimmed branches and trees, or discarded cans and bottles. Most of the larger pieces of human detritus we find are related to transportation: old cars and tractors. This was our first electric powered washing machine.