N36° 43.285' & W111° 54.269'
We had always called this spot Rachel's Pool, but looking at our Topo
map it is shown as Jacob's Pool. This was the home of 1 of John D Lees'
wives - Rachel. John D Lee as in Lee's Ferry.
It is easy to get to, but we reccomend having high clearance and
4-wheel drive. Avoid this place if it is wet or about to storm. You
turn off highway 89A at N36° 41.649' & W111° 54.269' and head
north. This road takes you right to the what's left of the old cabin.
If you hike on back towards the cliffs (along this road you will come
to the wilderness boundary at N36° 43.320' & W111° 54.151'.)
will see some dark purple clay layers. We didn't hike on back this
time, but there are some rock walls that were built to help contain
livestock (sheep, I believe, based on the size of the wall)). It is
also rumered that you can find some petrified Dino Skin in these clay
layers, but it is forbidden to take any if you do spot some. It is a
wilderness area so collecting of any kind is forbidden!
The scenery is magnificent and this is a good place to have a picnic
lunch after exploring the area.
We hope to get back here when the weather permits and we have more time
to explore and get pictures.
The front of
of the front of the house.
hand on the post.
That is a
The inside of
from inside the house.
Shinumo Altar from the front door.
Some old guy
at the front door.
Same old guy.
The start of
the clay layer behind the house.
Long shot of
where the clay layer starts.
The road next
to the truck leads to the wilderness area.
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