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surfponto
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7/4/2012
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Not Anza Borrego related but we were amazed by the similarities to the Blue Sun Cave pictographs at Indian Hill.
The cave at Catavina is amazing and despite the 108' Baja desert heat the cave was quite comfortable. It sits atop a ridge overlooking the large Cardon filled desert.

Catavina Pictographs

Catavina Pictographs

Catavina Pictographs

Blue Sun Cave at Indian Hill


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7/5/2012
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Nice Bob. I would love to see some pics from Baja.
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7/5/2012
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surfponto wrote:
Not Anza Borrego related but we were amazed by the similarities to the Blue Sun Cave pictographs at Indian Hill.
The cave at Catavina is amazing and despite the 108' Baja desert heat the cave was quite comfortable. It sits atop a ridge overlooking the large Cardon filled desert.

Those are really neat pics! The pictographs hardly looked faded. Is is well protected? Tom
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7/6/2012
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Cave is very well protected.
It was probably 25' cooler inside the cave. You can definetly see why the Cochimi chose that cave.



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surfponto wrote:
Not Anza Borrego related but we were amazed by the similarities to the Blue Sun Cave pictographs at Indian Hill.
The cave at Catavina is amazing and despite the 108' Baja desert heat the cave was quite comfortable. It sits atop a ridge overlooking the large Cardon filled desert.

Those are really neat pics! The pictographs hardly looked faded. Is is well protected? Tom

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hikerdmb wrote:
Nice Bob. I would love to see some pics from Baja.
David


Here you go smile


This Baja cactus had a lot of personality


Blooming Elephant Tree. Elephant Trees are quite abundant in Baja which is funny considering their relative scarcity in Anza Borrego




Unlike the yellow flowers we get on our Anza Borrego version the flowers on these barrel cactus were a bright red.


Worshiping the mighty Cardon ;-)


Really good idea to travel to Central Baja in multiple 4x4s


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7/6/2012
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I was going to say the same thing... those pictos are very well-preserved! Wish I knew what some of the symbols meant to those folks. Nice trip. smile

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7/6/2012
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Thanks ziphius.
Not sure if they have been touched up similar to the Indian Hill and Carrizo Gorge Pictos?
Will do some research



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I was going to say the same thing... those pictos are very well-preserved! Wish I knew what some of the symbols meant to those folks. Nice trip. smile


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7/6/2012
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I have a few more pics on my WordPress site
http://www.biocruiser.com/central-baja-summer-2012/

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7/8/2012
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Nice cave pics! Yes very similar. Looks like they were counting marks. Number of peoples in local tribe? Number of large game kills?
Wonder what the rectangular grid is all about. Family unit?
Thanks for sharing
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7/9/2012
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Have done some research but not able to find much about them.
I do know this is one of the more widely photographed pictographs in Baja
Pretty much right off the highway with a short hike up a hill

rockhopper wrote:
Nice cave pics! Yes very similar. Looks like they were counting marks. Number of peoples in local tribe? Number of large game kills?
Wonder what the rectangular grid is all about. Family unit?
Thanks for sharing


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7/9/2012
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I wonder about the different colors of sun symbols. Why have an all-black sun? It must mean something considerably different from a blue sun with a yellow ring around it. I imagine the folks who study these have a grand 'ol time!

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