Thanks for the comments Dane! Wait to do your road trip until the fall color changes! Some photographers like to capture the scene as true-to-life as possible and others, like myself, like to portray what I saw at the time of the capture, the vibrance, color, drama. Though I don't go this direction ALL the time!
The board is a toilet seat; usually set on a couple of logs surrounding a hole dug in the ground.
Oh that is just too funny about the board. Here my mind was on hooking up a wood stove in the barn when I wrote to your post. What stove pipe is that shape? haha. Art is about as open-ended as people, so I don't judge. I like the pictures and it makes me want to spend some time there camping, eating beans