Re: Trip Report-Goler Wash


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Posted by Beveridge Flyer on July 14, 2004 at 22:40:55:

In Reply to: Trip Report-Goler Wash posted by LeRoy Johnson on July 14, 2004 at 21:53:53:

>Posted by LeRoy Johnson on July 14, 2004 at 21:53:53:


>The night before the accident, we were guests at the
>Meyer Ranch. We delighted in having a bath in the
>small elevated water pond they had in the front yard.
>As I recall it was about a foot deep and five feet in
>diameter.

The pond was full less than 1.5 years ago. The pipe has been disconnected and the pond is dry. I believe the pond is larger than you remember. I have a photo of me standing in the pond and the sides are up to my chest. It is oval shaped with stairs at one end, and I would guess about 12 to 15 feet long and 8 to 10 feet wide.

>Jean and I are reviewing a book wherein the author
>claims the fall Rupert showed was the fall Manly had
>trouble getting the mule over. He claims the north wall
>at the fall was blasted away; thus, removing an
>overhang—thanks again Rupert.

I believe that *Ox Jump Falls* is in Redlands Canyon (parallel to Goler Wash, and several miles North). We attempted to find it once, and rudely ran into Briggs mine instead! Approaching from the other direction, we examined every dry fall downhill from Redlands Spring (Manly described Ox Jump Falls as being *just below* Redlands Spring). We took photos of each fall. None matched the hand drawings done later (and appear in Manly's famous book), but we think we know which one it is. We believe that the shape of the falls have changed in the 150 years since.

>LeRoy



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