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8/8/2011
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Went hiking last Saturday near Jacumba and the Table Mtn area.Pretty desolate out there this time of year. I hiked around 7 miles exploring as many boulder areas as I could, there are only like 8 billion or so out there. There were the usual Border Patrol helicopters (I would like to find some of their sensors one day), three glider planes just circling for hours above, a really large deer that jumped out of a Sumac bush and of course nobody else out hiking...just me.

I thought I would drive some of this jeep trail but it looked closed off and not used in a very long time


Nice rock carving, also looks like a couple of morteros on top


This was actually a very large rock shelter and it lead back into many other cave like areas


Found some pictographs in a wind pocket tucked up inside a small rock shelter. They looked in pretty good condition so I am guessing they are touched up or fake. I have read that archaeologists and photographers in the past actually touched up rock paintings. Nowadays that is a big no-no. Dstretch is pretty much the standard touchup tool used now, it can bring pigment out of rocks hardly visible to the naked eye
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Here is a panorama from the area I hiked in showing the Kumeyaay Wind Turbine Farm and also Tule Mtn on the far right. Click here to download the original large format version (19MB)


Daren
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8/9/2011
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Hmm interesting find Daren,

Wonder what the story is on those?
They do look touched up but that seems to be a pretty obscure location so who knows?
How were the temps?
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As I was thinking more about them this morning I remembered that there was a BLM ACEC sign a few hundred yards away. So these are probably genuine and also I have read that a lot of the pictos south of Carrizo wash are black. My truck showed 97 degrees when I left the area, that was about 7pm..I spent all day out there.

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