Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

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Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by azbackpackr » Oct 24 2018 7:20 am

The cliff overhanging the pool at Page Spring, near Horseshoe Mesa, has collapsed, taking the pool with it. The park service has put up signs to let people know, and several people have posted photos of it on social media. There is still water available at Cottonwood Spring on the other side of the mesa.

It was a really pretty spring. To me it is very sad that it's gone.
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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by chumley » Oct 24 2018 7:32 am

That's interesting. I wonder if it can't be redeveloped to gather the water which is still there somewhere.

I'm not sure if the NPS will put that kind of effort in, but historically pioneers would tap the spring with a pipe and bring the water away from the collapsed debris and unstable cliff above to a springbox or bedrock nearby.
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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by cactuscat » Oct 24 2018 10:14 am

I'm sad to hear that! It was such a lovely little spring - and fun hike down to it!
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RIP Miner's Spring!
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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by chumley » Oct 24 2018 11:41 am

Profound observer

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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by friendofThundergod » Oct 24 2018 12:01 pm

It would have been a shame had that ledge came down during this photo :lone:

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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by chumley » Oct 24 2018 12:12 pm

@friendofThundergod Aw thanks for the kind words. And all this time I would have guessed you to actually be ok with something like that happening! I misjudged you!
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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by big_load » Oct 24 2018 12:55 pm

It's weird that this should come today. Yesterday I signed up for a trip that would have used this source, and the leader became aware of this last night.

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Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

Post by te_wa » Oct 24 2018 4:48 pm

i was always interested in the signage there, something along the lines of "drink at your own risk". uranium or radioactivity contamination? i don't recall. must have been the water i drank from there..
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