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11/3/2017
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Tagged the Moan Benchmark today. I came up from the Indian Hill area and went down the west side of Moan to the R&R service road and out. About 200 ft down I came across a clean trail. Think a sheep trail so I followed it down to a flat area. Here's where the roasting pit was. You could smell the ash. Found 2 roasting pits.


Roasting pit. This was a really steep area. A small flat area and the pit. The trail did not go any farther in the direction I was heading ..down.



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11/4/2017
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Nice roasting pit...amazing how many there are out there...

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11/4/2017
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dsefcik wrote:
Nice roasting pit...amazing how many there are out there...


Thanks to you I've got my eye open for them.

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11/9/2017
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According to Marshal South's book. Marshal and his family were using roasting pits in the 1940's in and around Ghost mountain. He went on to say that the roasted Agave hearts were very tasty. Wonder how old your find was?
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rockhopper wrote:
According to Marshal South's book. Marshal and his family were using roasting pits in the 1940's in and around Ghost mountain. He went on to say that the roasted Agave hearts were very tasty. Wonder how old your find was?


I found that roasting pit getting off of Moan. About 100 ft down on the west side I came across a trail running horizontally. The north end going up south going down. Downward took me straight into the roasting pit. I would guess because most of it is on the surface, erosion would remove them in short time. That one was being used over and over. They dumped the old ash about 10 ft away. I didn't follow or look into the trail, it wasn't going in the direction I wanted. I should have spent a little time looking into it. Perhaps in the future, I might. It's really steep, slippery and full of cactus.

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10 days ago
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I think I saw that pit on the way up Moan.

The Groan benchmark on the topo map is mislabeled "Moan" on the ground.
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