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Anybody ever been here?

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Anybody ever been here?
« on: February 25, 2013, 08:58:06 PM »
Something to check out.

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I guess I need to go look
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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 09:03:02 PM »
Appears to be a dam?

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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 09:04:28 PM »
Yep, badknees, ye gotta go check 'er out. Think it might be yet another one of Homer's dams?  :eusa_think:

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 09:04:45 PM »
Appears to be a dam?

Indeed. Somewhat isolated.
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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 09:05:23 PM »
Yep, badknees, ye gotta go check 'er out. Think it might be yet another one of Homer's dams?  :eusa_think:

Probably is. It is on my list.........
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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 10:13:06 PM »
Something to check out.

Anybody ever been here? - N29.18913 W103.36269

I guess I need to go look

Yes, very interesting.  Does look like a dam.  Homer Wilson project?

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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 08:30:10 AM »
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Homer Wilson project?

That's what I was thinking. Many years ago I took a guided walk through the Blue Creek ranch and the ranger mentioned that Homer built check dams throughout the area.

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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 08:42:09 AM »
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Homer Wilson project?

That's what I was thinking. Many years ago I took a guided walk through the Blue Creek ranch and the ranger mentioned that Homer built check dams throughout the area.

I am thinking Homer's land extended down south of Blue Creek Ranch at least that far. From Google Earth with my spring data, this catchment looks to be right in the middle of an area with no springs nearby. I noticed how nice and green things look upstream of this structure. Maybe it still holds back some water. If I was teleported to that spot, I think I might hike a big circle about the dam to see what else may be about, such as ruins of a line shack, corral, etc.

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 11:55:36 AM »
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Homer Wilson project?

That's what I was thinking. Many years ago I took a guided walk through the Blue Creek ranch and the ranger mentioned that Homer built check dams throughout the area.

I am thinking Homer's land extended down south of Blue Creek Ranch at least that far. From Google Earth with my spring data, this catchment looks to be right in the middle of an area with no springs nearby. I noticed how nice and green things look upstream of this structure. Maybe it still holds back some water. If I was teleported to that spot, I think I might hike a big circle about the dam to see what else may be about, such as ruins of a line shack, corral, etc.

There is spring west of there called "Sam Nail Ranch Spring". Google Earth gives no indication of any cottonwooods there, but I'll check both locations someday.
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Re: Anybody ever been here?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 12:15:05 PM »
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Homer Wilson project?

That's what I was thinking. Many years ago I took a guided walk through the Blue Creek ranch and the ranger mentioned that Homer built check dams throughout the area.

I am thinking Homer's land extended down south of Blue Creek Ranch at least that far. From Google Earth with my spring data, this catchment looks to be right in the middle of an area with no springs nearby. I noticed how nice and green things look upstream of this structure. Maybe it still holds back some water. If I was teleported to that spot, I think I might hike a big circle about the dam to see what else may be about, such as ruins of a line shack, corral, etc.

There is spring west of there called "Sam Nail Ranch Spring". Google Earth gives no indication of any cottonwooods there, but I'll check both locations someday.
Yeah, I was ignoring that one because I suspect there is a typo in the originally published spring data. For one reason, Sam Nail's ranch was not this far south and the other reason is there were some other more obvious typos in the originally published UTM spring data where digits got transposed. I suspect that if two digits in the UTM Northing were fixed, this spring would show up right on top of Sam Nail Ranch. I actually deleted that point from my GPS.

 


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