Driving around the North part of the Ranch


Driving around the North part of the Ranch

by admin on May.30, 2006, under Area

While we were out looking for buffalo, we decided to continue exploring. We headed East on the road that skirts the western edge of Black Mountain. Even though our map didn’t show a connection to El Portal Road, we were able to get there by some exploration. The route wasn’t even off-road.

El Portal Road

On the El Portal Road, in Bridge Canyon, there is Black Mountain Well. It appears that the well is no longer in use, as it is capped, and the windmill is disconnected. It still runs in the wind, but the cable is not connected to the jack.

Black Mountain Well

Here is a close up of the well jack. It has a weighted pivot that helps push the pump down on the downstroke. The cable hanging above it would attach to the head up on top and go up and down as the head goes around.

Disconnected Well Jack


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