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tommy750
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11/25/2012
tommy750
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Wanted to go back to Pinto Canyon via Davies Valley but the girlfriend said no way. We ended up looking for pictographs near Table Mountain. Was somewhat condescending toward my friend with the OJ Bronco when she beached it on a rock a couple trips back--til I did it myself at the exact spot! The girlfriend laughed at my newfound humility while I jacked and dug the Tundra out.


Beached Tundra by tomteske, on Flickr


Tundra Jack by tomteske, on Flickr

Found a couple of stones that could be metates.


Broken Metates by tomteske, on Flickr

Lots of deer tracks and Sandie spotted this deer running away.


Table Mt Deer by tomteske, on Flickr

Weren't sure we would find anything till we saw this telltale clue.


Table Mt Notice by tomteske, on Flickr

I found some old honeycomb and a couple of glyphs in a large cupule while Sandie found the real site.


Table Mt Honey Comb by tomteske, on Flickr

Looks like a little stick figure and possible some other shapes on the left side of the pic.


Table Mt Cupule_yxx by tomteske, on Flickr

The little pictograph cave.


Table Mt Cave by tomteske, on Flickr

Digitate Anthromorph in the middle.


Picto1_yxx by tomteske, on Flickr

Weird looking abstract stuff.


Picto2_lxx by tomteske, on Flickr

Nearby morteros.


Table Mt Morteros2 by tomteske, on Flickr

Heading home.


Sandie at Table Mt by tomteske, on Flickr

My first scat pics ever, thanks to you guys smile


Scat by tomteske, on Flickr


Scat2 by tomteske, on Flickr

Nice afternoon trip out in the desert. Enjoy. Tom
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anutami
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11/26/2012
anutami
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Nice report! I have always wondered if the rocks you find in the morteros are the ones the Indians really used or if people just put them in there. Tom, is that your stock jack or did you upgrade to a better/faster jack. I only have my stock jack and thinking about upgrading. I just upgraded to a better air compressor after the ryobi I bought from home depot sucks.
From some research this is the one I chose
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Automotive; $56.97
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surfponto
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11/26/2012
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Great find on the pictograph cave. Would like to check that one out.

Bummer on your Tundra. upset
That scat pic is crazy. Rabbit diet ?

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ziphius
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11/26/2012
ziphius
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Congrats Tom on your 1st scat photo! Some creepy pictos there. Some of them look like boot prints. I wonder what the symbols mean? Those metates look like the real deal, heh? - Jim

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tommy750
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11/26/2012
tommy750
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Nolan wrote:
Nice report! I have always wondered if the rocks you find in the morteros are the ones the Indians really used or if people just put them in there. Tom, is that your stock jack or did you upgrade to a better/faster jack. I only have my stock jack and thinking about upgrading. I just upgraded to a better air compressor after the ryobi I bought from home depot sucks.
From some research this is the one I chose
Q Industries MV50 SuperFlow High-Volume 12-Volt Air Compressor
Automotive; $56.97
In Stock
Sold by: Amazon.com



Yeah, that's the stock Tundra jack. Works okay but open to any suggestions if anyone has a better choice. Kinda limits where on the frame and how high you can go. Tom
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tommy750
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11/26/2012
tommy750
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ziphius wrote:
Congrats Tom on your 1st scat photo! Some creepy pictos there. Some of them look like boot prints. I wonder what the symbols mean? Those metates look like the real deal, heh? - Jim



The scat looks like my kitty's fur balls which is probably just about right except these probably took the long route through. Coyote scat? Whatever left them sure liked to use the wildlife guzzler as its bathroom. The star/sun looking pictos look weird compared to the Indian Hill/Solstice Cave ones.
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dsefcik
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11/26/2012
dsefcik
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Nice TR Tom...

Good find on the pictos, I have not seen those. Your metate rock is genuine, could those two pieces be the same just broken in half? It would be odd to find 2 different halves together (unless you found them in a different location and moved them for the photo). I remember one trip out to TM and a big deer jumped out from a sumac bush/tree about 100' away from me and it scared the <s-h-i-t> out of me...he waited until the last moment to run. Love the scat that is all fibrous, hairy diet for sure.

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11/26/2012
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Nolan wrote:
Nice report! I have always wondered if the rocks you find in the morteros are the ones the Indians really used or if people just put them in there.

Most are not, they may have the shape but they do not have the texture or finish.

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