jim lynch
Southwest Colorado
Sat Feb 3, 2018 11:28am

For anyone with an interest in that part of Colorado, starting in Grand Junction head east on hi-way 50 towards Delta. Turn south on 141 towards Whitewater and cross the Dolores River. Follow the river south for through some of the most beautiful canyon lands until you come to a break in the cliffs to the south. There may be a sign pointing you to Paradox. This is old gold mining area and remains of a water source built into the sandstone cliffs are still there. The Paradox valley will get you to Utah, but a better road would be to go south in the valley through Naturita on hi-way 141 towards Cortez and pick up hi-way 666 into Monticello. This is uranium mining country and old mines are everywhere on the cliffs. This is also Tom McCarty country after the Delta bank job.

  • The trail to Robbers RoostBob Goodwin, Sat Feb 3 6:39am
    Here is the full quote from page 289 (Roger Pocock "Following the Frontier, 1903:" "The tract of land on top of the Orange Cliffs, entirely surrounded by canyons, can only be reached by one or two... more
    • Southwest Colorado — jim lynch, Sat Feb 3 11:28am
      • Unaweep CanyonBob Goodwin, Sat Feb 3 11:38am
        Jim, Unaweep is the route that Pocock took South from Grand Junction following roughly the course of route 141.
      • re: Southwest ColoradoBob Goodwin, Sat Feb 3 11:34am
        If you actually take the time to travel down there, don't forget to stop at Dove Creek for some Anasazi beans. Low on gas, and very tasty. Dove Creek is the Bean capital of the U.S.
        • re: Southwest Coloradojim lynch, Sat Feb 3 12:34pm
          I was raised in Cortez and mined uranium on Long Park near Naturita. This is pretty close to heaven!
    • Re: The trail to Robbers RoostDaniel Buck, Sat Feb 3 6:59am
      Bob, I'm not familiar with the area, that is a given. But I have read (and, alas, reread, Pocock). In the chapter from Following the Frontier (1903) under discussion, "The Trail of the Outlaw," he... more
      • re: the trailBob Goodwin, Sat Feb 3 7:42am
        Dan, Your clarity and alacrity are always astounding. Yes, you are correct, Pocock never in his narratives says that he actually visited the Roost himself. And, as you have mentioned often, in his... more
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