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surfponto
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11/1/2010
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We were successful in our quest for the Solstice Cave in Indian Valley. Lot of over-landing up boulders, around cholla and between rocks.
Daren and I scaled the mountain to the top but I guess we had passed right by the solstice cave.
Awesome area. I think we need to do some more exploring around there.


Indian Valley Solstice Cave Pictures


Bob
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Nice job guys. I read the trip report on your blog and looked at the pics. That must have been quite the search to find that wonderful cave and art. It sure is bigger than I
thought. I sure don't want to wish by time (especially this time of year) but can't wait to see what happens there on the summer solstice. Do you think it could line up for the winter soltice or did you find something in your research that makes you think it is only summer? Besides the name?
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Hi David,
From what I heard it was a summer solstice cave but who really knows.
Wouldn't hurt to hike up there early in the morning on winter solstice smile
It is a great spot.
Funny now that we know where it is, the locations seems pretty obvious, but it is interesting when we started hiking away it disappeared into the rocks.

Bob

hikerdmb wrote:
Nice job guys. I read the trip report on your blog and looked at the pics. That must have been quite the search to find that wonderful cave and art. It sure is bigger than I
thought. I sure don't want to wish by time (especially this time of year) but can't wait to see what happens there on the summer solstice. Do you think it could line up for the winter soltice or did you find something in your research that makes you think it is only summer? Besides the name?
David

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11/18/2013
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Bob, reading your post now over three years ago got me started looking for this cave. My third attempt was this past Saturday. After studying Google Earth at length, I concluded a large boulder lodged on a steep Indian Canyon slope MUST be the place. Climbing to the exact spot, I realized I'd failed again. Deciding to keep looking around, I spied a possible location far in the distance. Only when I could see an orange sun on the rock ceiling did I know for sure I'd finally found it. My favorite picto is the sun or star with the tail. Comet anyone? Thanks for the adventure! Tom

Sun Tail2 by tomteske, on Flickr
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Third time is the charm. smile
Good job. It is amazing how hard it is to find,

I agree that falling star/comet picto is very cool.
Did you get pretty scratched up hunting for the cave?


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Bob, reading your post now over three years ago got me started looking for this cave. My third attempt was this past Saturday. After studying Google Earth at length, I concluded a large boulder lodged on a steep Indian Canyon slope MUST be the place. Climbing to the exact spot, I realized I'd failed again. Deciding to keep looking around, I spied a possible location far in the distance. Only when I could see an orange sun on the rock ceiling did I know for sure I'd finally found it. My favorite picto is the sun or star with the tail. Comet anyone? Thanks for the adventure! Tom

Sun Tail2 by tomteske, on Flickr


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11/19/2013
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surfponto wrote:
Third time is the charm. smile
Good job. It is amazing how hard it is to find,

I agree that falling star/comet picto is very cool.
Did you get pretty scratched up hunting for the cave?


Yes, pretty scratchy out there. Noticed a lot of Ephedra/Mormon Tea plants. Not sure if just paying attention or there's a lot around that area. Want to try that stuff one day smile
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