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miles-—that is, to a point about 1 mile north of the dry-placer camp. The road then turns to the east and descends along a dry wash to the foot of the main range. Here it turns to the north across a wide flat and curves finally into a large cove, in which the springs are found. The water is clear, pure, and warm, and the developed supply amounts to 2 or 3 miner's inches. A water appropriation has been filed on the springs by the Paradise Mountain Mining and Milling Company, and a gravity pipe line laid to their workings, about 2 miles southwest. 131. Canyon Spring, San Bernardino County (J-5).—This spring is in a main canyon on the east side of an unnamed mountain northwest of Coyote Dry Lake. It can not be located by land lines with certainty, but it is probably in the NE. ¼ sec. 7. It is not on a main line of travel, but is near what is known as the old trail from Barstow by way of Paradise Springs to Death Valley. It is 6 miles east of Paradise Springs and about 5 miles northwest of the north end of Coyote Lake. There was once a road from Daggett along the west side of Coyote Dry Lake, which led to Canyon Spring and to Garlic Spring (No. 135). These roads are rarely traveled now by wagon and are probably obliterated for long distances by drifted sand. Usually they are less obscure near the spring than at greater distances from it. The supply of water is not large, but the quality is good. 132. Willow Spring, San Bernardino County (J-5).—There is a small spring of brackish water in the foothills at the north end of Coyote Lake. In 1900 water was running there in some quantity, but early in 1905 the spring could not be found, because of the effects of a storm in the vicinity some time before. It should be about 2 miles west of the main road that crosses Coyote Lake en route from Daggett to Death Valley. Its position is noted, in order that prospectors and others who traverse this country may be on the lookout for it. It often happens that springs are covered by the wash of storms and disappear temporarily, but later reappear near the old location. 133. Coyote Well, San Bernardino County (J-5).—Coyote Well, the first camping place on the road from Daggett to Death Valley, is about 17 miles northeast of Daggett. The traveler may go from Daggett by way of Otis and pass east of the Calico Range to the well, keeping in the open country all the way, or he may take another road which leads from Daggett northward by way of Borate. From Borate this road follows the narrow-gage railroad of the Pacific Borax Company to the divide of the Calico Mountains, then continues down the mountain slope to the main valley, where it turns eastward, following the valley to the open country, and thence northeastward to the well. The well (Pl. III, B) is easily found, as it stands by the roadside at the south end of Coyote Dry Lake. It is about 15 feet deep and

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