Quicksand on Boundary!October 5 2005 at 10:55 AM
|Jack S (Login cyberfool)|
Response to no waypoint, but...
I didn't have a GPS w/ me when I spotted the quicksand.
My recollection was that it was farther than 1/2 mile from the trailhead, but I could be wrong. The 7.5 min quad (map) shows 2 or 3 springs on the upper reaches of the creek that runs through Trail Canyon (Trail creek?). It was about where those springs are located. In fact, what looked the most odd was the bubbling water at the base of the enbankment. I'm sure that flow rates change, but in Sept it was putting out more water than would come from a garden hose (maybe twice). It occured to me that it looked similar to a watermain leak from my city's streets.
When I saw it there was none of the blackish organic matter piled on top of the sand mentioned in a prior post. Obviously the situation changes based on weather, time of year, etc. When I saw it it was just sand and rocks the size of and smaller than a bar of soap.
It was very neat to see, but only if you weren't trying to get out of it.