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mattherrington
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11/4/2015
mattherrington
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So... after wandering around the western edge of the park I eventually tracked down the (out of print and somewhat rare) complete writings of Marshall South consisting of the Desert magazine articles themselves, letters to the editor, and misc stories. Fantastic pictures of living on Ghost Mountain, BTW.

While most Santa Rosa treasure stories still existing (which were published in the late 40's as well) are secondhand or worse tales of pocket gold surrounding Rockhouse Cyn one of particular interest was a Marshall South story about finding the lost emerald mine. MS wrote a pretty loosely detailed account of their expedition, where they started, what they found and such. In the end it proved simply an adventure as they found the old indian mine area covered by landslide but found the tell-tale geographic features, a grave uncovered by the slide, beryl, and a very small emerald.

I'd love to validate this 1948 story and to put a picture to his sketch. Anybody know this story? How do I share this stuff with others here without accidentally encouraging some knucklehead to be out there digging holes for me to fall into some night?
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dsefcik
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11/4/2015
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Have read them all, still looking for the emerald mine....wink
Just go get out there and explore, you will soon find it is not as easy as many of the stories suggest, RHC is huge.

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mattherrington
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11/5/2015
mattherrington
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Sweet vague encouragement.... That's enough for me! Not that any time spent out is a fools errand but I just didn't want to wander for just the sake of wandering. I lie to get out of the house enough.

Seems like I met you (or your twin) oncoming traffic near the top of Whale Peak a winter or two ago. Two guys having come from either the W or S approach (not the Pinion Mtn road easy way as we had come) near the top and your twin was ruthlessly dispatching cairn after useless cairn (I mean, all you've got to do is get to the top) back to whence they had came. Sound possible?
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11/6/2015
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mattherrington wrote:

Seems like I met you (or your twin) oncoming traffic near the top of Whale Peak a winter or two ago. Two guys having come from either the W or S approach (not the Pinion Mtn road easy way as we had come) near the top and your twin was ruthlessly dispatching cairn after useless cairn (I mean, all you've got to do is get to the top) back to whence they had came. Sound possible?

Probably not me, doesn't sound like my style....

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