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tommy750
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12/30/2012
tommy750
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Yesterday, thought I'd take a quick hike and visit Gray Mountain and surrounds. It's a few hundred yards east of the ABDSP boundary and we've all passed it driving past the Jacumba exit on I-8. Parked the car in front of one of the Jacumba exit gas stations and headed north. Found a few large olla sherds and a couple nice landscape scenes. Enjoy.


Seeing this, you have a flicker of hope you've discovered an intact olla.

Table Mt Olla by tomteske, on Flickr

Alas, not to be. This was the largest sherd I've ever found.


Table Mt Sherd by tomteske, on Flickr

Found this nice granite arch, first one I've seen around here. Gray Mountain is in the background.


Table Mt Arch by tomteske, on Flickr

One of a few pools after the recent rains.


Table Mt Pool4 by tomteske, on Flickr


Table Mt Pool3 by tomteske, on Flickr

Thinking this is a coyote skull. Seven miles, zero mylars. Tom


Table Mt Skull by tomteske, on Flickr
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hikerdmb
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12/30/2012
hikerdmb
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I bet your heart skipped a beat when you first saw that pottery. I like the pic with the clouds reflecting in the tank.
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anutami
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12/30/2012
anutami
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Ahhhh, sitting at the Indian hill trailhead wishing I could take photos that good. NICE SHOTS!!!!!!!!
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12/31/2012
rockhopper
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I like the B&W pics. Neat old school of days gone by. How big was that sherd? Great eye ball find.
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12/31/2012
surfponto
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Great way to welcome in the New Year Nolan smile
Happy New Year

Nolan (anutami) wrote:
Ahhhh, sitting at the Indian hill trailhead wishing I could take photos that good. NICE SHOTS!!!!!!!!


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12/31/2012
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I agree. Love the B&W shots, especially the Table Mountain arch.

That olla piece is great!
I would have thought the same thing seeing that

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1/2/2013
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Another "on my list" spot....thanks for posting. Did you just go under the freeway pass and head straight up?

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ziphius
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1/2/2013
ziphius
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Wow, that's the biggest piece of pottery I've seen. You almost had the whole olla! Great puddle too. How deep was it? I salivate over desert water. I was adding up all the water that I found in morteros this week and figured I could have extended my trip by a day if I had harvested it all.....

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tommy750
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1/2/2013
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dsefcik wrote:
Another "on my list" spot....thanks for posting. Did you just go under the freeway pass and head straight up?


Yes, just walk north. The barbed wire fence next to the freeway has already been conveniently breached. Tom
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1/2/2013
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Wow, that's the biggest piece of pottery I've seen. You almost had the whole olla! Great puddle too. How deep was it? I salivate over desert water. I was adding up all the water that I found in morteros this week and figured I could have extended my trip by a day if I had harvested it all.....


The pool was probably about six inches deep and looked pretty clear. Made a nice reflection. The pottery sherd was probably the size of your hand. Was definitely different than the usual find. Tom
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