Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on October 21, 2013 at 21:01:13 PST:
You find these reels all over Tikaboo and Sand Spring Valley. Most visitors don't realize it, but there are underground water pipelines running all over the valleys. The water pipe came rolled up on the reels. The tanks you mentioned are connected to the pipeline. They hold water for the cows. I think this may be the location: 37° 33.136'N/115° 44.587'W. If I am right, you were still on public land. In fact, if you had continued on that road you would have gotten past the saddle into Sand Spring Valley without crossing the line. Past the saddle the road is only passable on a quad or dirt bike.
In Reply to: Re: New to the Area posted by Billy on October 21, 2013 at 20:25:40 PST: