posted on Oct, 11 2010 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by zorgon
In that part of Idaho, they just call it "The Site". It's actually lots of sites. Most is known these days but in the past they had lots of secrets
Once I got it through my head that I was often mirroring somehow when searching for old roads I started finding landmarks on Google Earth. After I
reversed it in my head as I searched outward from Green River I ran into the geysers which meant I was heading the right way. That of course led me
straight to the launch site, so yes that is on one of the boundaries.
I also located a road that goes to a agate bed but that's another topic. I could not find when I was there last as I had it backwards in my head.
Google Earth is great because I could make out where the old roads were.
The second Ranch location, I had no luck with finding anything. It's along the Green River between the river and Woodside which is a speck on the old
highway. I see no sign of the old homestead which does not surprise me. Probably stripped for the old wood long ago. I can not locate the diversion
tunnel I know was on the river where the property was located. Probably gone now or washed out as the river cuts out its new course.
I can not find the fenced in area where I think it should be and I'm wondering if it's there anymore. Of course it could be in plain site and I'm
missing it. I found the spot I thought it was and then figured if I go due west I'll hit Woodside and it was were it should be from my memory. Back
when the Ranch was still operating, Woodside is where they went to get their mail. They had to go all the way to Price on a Buckboard for supplies or
to see an MD.
One of my Uncles lost part of a hand to a Rattlesnake bite because it took two days to get to a Doctor for help. I remember reading the story out of
the family journal at his funeral. He only had one finger and his thumb on that hand.
I'm rambling again but that helps me remember things.
Anyway, that launch site by Green River is on a road I remember and the old property would have spread from there over towards Colorado and generally
to the southeast. The Freeway's and most of the current roads did not exist or where not much more than jeep trails. Just past there is a road where
we got trapped for two days after a flash flood came through. Had to wait for the gully it made to dry out before we could cross it.
I never see much about the goings on in the Arco Desert between Idaho Falls and Arco. If I remember right there were nearly fifty reactors built there
all together and plenty of roads closed to the public heading off into nowhere.