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Old 07-10-2010, 10:39 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:35 PM   #202 (permalink)
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i took my boat in there before and went a long ways. you can see daylight at the other end. i wonder if i could have gone all the way thru. i started to get a little nervous and turned around.
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i took my boat in there before and went a long ways. you can see daylight at the other end. i wonder if i could have gone all the way thru. i started to get a little nervous and turned around.
If you go all the way thru, there is a set of closed gates at the other end. THey are usually not locked, just closed. you *might* be able to get a narrow canoe or a kayak thru the gate.
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And yeah, I'm bringin' it back for a reason. THis is maybe 300 yards from the trail:
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cool structure. There used to be a full toolbox there, wonder if its still there? Did you see the square of mortar with a bear print right in the middle of it?
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And yeah, I'm bringin' it back for a reason. THis is maybe 300 yards from the trail:
And what is that reason?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:48 AM   #207 (permalink)
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Had to go hunt the thread down and bring it back after I found the lean-to, that's all.

Toolbox is still there...wooden, homemade, with hinges, a handle, and a lock (unlocked). Didn't see the bear print in the concrete, but that's way cool! I'll have to look next time I'm by there.

Figures you had already seen this place
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Very Cool! Where abouts is that John?
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Very Cool! Where abouts is that John?
its near the gdwd? ditch that has long since been abandoned.
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Mixed in there, for further entertainment, are pictures of Ken with hair.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:13 PM   #212 (permalink)
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its near the gdwd? ditch that has long since been abandoned.
I just heard from someone at the Forest that the dam at Spider was done by the army corps, and they have the original permit. I'm gonna get a copy of it. Wonder if the ditch and the work done at the corner of the lake by "Pirate Camp" were done at the same time?
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I was wondering the same thing. I noticed that small rock wall at the point of the lake before. Was it done to raise the lake elevation, so too spill towards the ditch? Or just as part of the dam project, arethey both related?



Who's ever noticed the rocks with drill marks in them along the trail?
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I was wondering the same thing. I noticed that small rock wall at the point of the lake before. Was it done to raise the lake elevation, so too spill towards the ditch? Or just as part of the dam project, arethey both related?
I don't know for sure, Mike, but that's my theory too...raise the lake with the dam, build that little wall and bring the water out of the lake toward the ditch, then pump it up to the ditch to send it to Loon. Make sense if you own the water rights to both and are trying to capture the water from Spider and move it to Loon.



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Who's ever noticed the rocks with drill marks in them along the trail?
Especially just uphill of Walker.
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I was wondering the same thing. I noticed that small rock wall at the point of the lake before. Was it done to raise the lake elevation, so too spill towards the ditch? Or just as part of the dam project, arethey both related?



Who's ever noticed the rocks with drill marks in them along the trail?
Just past that wall is a small "ditch" heading off to the North and West. Definitely these two were done in a close timeframe. I will look forward to seeing the original. Well, a copy anyways.
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What are those orange things in the background?
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Pump it? Thought it gravity fed. I need to check out the topo.


Didn't notice the ones at the top of Walker. Have seen others though.
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What are those orange things in the background?
Camera crew insisted on putting up these strange looking objects, if I recall correctly they called them "Tents"
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Pump it? Thought it gravity fed. I need to check out the topo.
You could be right...maybe a raised waterway on a trestle or something of the like?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:35 PM   #222 (permalink)
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Pleasant Lake end of Loon in late summer
I thought that would be tougher than that! You got it!
Pretty cool to walk down and have lunch sitting on one of those HUGE stumps to think of the forest that preceded the SMUD work in the 1960s.

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Is this place you speak of on the Rubicon River? I don't recall it and I've crawled over most of the rocks up there.



Before SMUD, Loon Lake was owned by the Georgetown Water Company, The Loon Lake Water & Power Company and the California Water Company in that order. Pretty much all of their stuff came off Gerle Creek. That was back in the olden dayz when us GDL's drank ditch water.
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Anyone have pics of the cable rigging over the swimming hole? If you are in the Springs & cross the river & hike over a couple ridges there is a cool swimming hole. I would assume it was for mining. When I see it my mind wanders thinking about the hardy folks that installed it and what their lifestyle was like.
I was up there a couple weeks ago and the cable was knocked off the iron spike side when a tree fell on the cable. this is the pic from 2005 I took. I did not take a picture this year.
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