Charley bet his brother Sid his herd of cattle that his horse couldn't jump the chasm. So Sid made the jump on his horse Socks and won the cattle. Because it is the narrowest place across the Black Box Canyon, sheep herders later put a wagon bed across the ravine so their sheep could cross without having to go miles around. A makeshift bridge made out of logs followed the wagon bed bridge. Montell Seely and his daughter Fawn are standing nearby examining the bridge. There was so much speculation about the height and depth of the ravine that Montell took a ball of string and a tape measure and took some measurements. The width at the very narrowest point is 8 feet. However, the distance to make a safe jump and have good footing is closer to 11 ft. The distance where the sheep bridge is built is 14 ft. and the depth to the water is 55 ft.
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