Re: woodpile in mormon gulch

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Posted by Harold Ericsson on February 21, 2003 at 12:59:24:

In Reply to: woodpile in mormon gulch posted by anthony on February 18, 2003 at 23:26:46:

I put the question about the woodpile in Mormon Gulch to an old-timer with vast experience in the area. Here is his answer,
Harold: We first visited Mormon Gulch in 1971. At that time there was
a portable sawmill powered by a Chevy engine in place. Cords and cords
of wood cut by axes were evident in huge stacks. The side of the
mountain was clear from the cutting. This wood was to be used for the
boiler at the Radclif, so I was told. I doubt if it was used for
lookout mtn or kilns. There is some huge cuttings still on the ground in
tuber canyon for those operations. I think the Ballarat book tells about
all this. I remember that Jim Heyer got some of the wood at the gulch
and he said he had to dampen it a bit because it burned up too fast.
someone got off with the sawmill engine. The trail shown on the east side
I believe leads in to Johnson Canyon. We were never able to find it, and
concluded it was a topographical error, although we did find the trail
into Johnson Canyon, it wasn't the one on the map. The ground surveys for
the new maps was of poor quality in our area. The 15 inch are still the

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