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Rocko1
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11/15/2023
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Brian's Report-The schedules aligned for Rocko1 and I to do some desert hikes this past weekend. All pics courtesy of Rocko1


We decided to set up a base camp in Indian Valley and do a few different hikes in the neighborhood. The road going in is the most sandy I've ever seen it. I aired down, which I usually wouldn't bother to do.






First stop was the Solstice Cave






From there we continued to Sombrero Peak





Great views from the top of Indian Valley and Carrizo Creek in the distance





We made a loop by descending via Schad's route. The pic tells the story of what that was like.



By the afternoon we were back at base camp but it was too hot for hiking at that point. By evening it had cooled down enough to explore Torote Canyon by headlamp. It's an easy one after a strenuous morning.


Sunday we did the Bow Willow / Rockhouse loop from Schad's book. Somewhere along the way, Rocko1 saw the biggest piece of pottery I've ever seen in Anza Borrego (left in place after pic was taken).





(South) Rockhouse Canyon's namesake:

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11/16/2023
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You guys put in some quality miles, nice pics!

How did the cave look, any obvious signs of people being there?

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Nice pictures. Good to see the Rockhouse cabin is still somewhat intact.
Agree about the deep sand.
We drove out to Jojoba Wash and it was deep so we also aired down the Tacoma

I have a similar picture of the descent from the Solstice Cave which I will have to dig up.
Daren was on that trip 👍

OK found it. Daren is in the lead with my wife trailing behind.

I remember we were pretty scratched up from that trip 😉
Bob
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Rocko1
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11/16/2023
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dsefcik wrote:
You guys put in some quality miles, nice pics!

How did the cave look, any obvious signs of people being there?



Cave looked fine. A few old footprints around it so I would say it's seen some traffic but not much. Do you know if any of the pictographs have been touched up? Some were dull as expected, others were very bright.

Very healthy tarantula walked through camp





We found a cool roofless rock shelter on the way to Rockhouse Canyon. Would be a very nice place to get out of the wind and cowboy camp.

View from above


More of the rock house



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Glad to see that finally got posted. I was the other one on the trip but couldn't get the trip report posted before I went out of town.
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11/17/2023
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Thanks for posting.
My favorite area of Anza Borrego. 👍
We were close to you guys over in Jojoba Wash


Brian wrote:
Glad to see that finally got posted. I was the other one on the trip but couldn't get the trip report posted before I went out of town.


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11/18/2023
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That was what, 2009 or ?

surfponto wrote:
Nice pictures. Good to see the Rockhouse cabin is still somewhat intact.
Agree about the deep sand.
We drove out to Jojoba Wash and it was deep so we also aired down the Tacoma

I have a similar picture of the descent from the Solstice Cave which I will have to dig up.
Daren was on that trip 👍

OK found it. Daren is in the lead with my wife trailing behind.

I remember we were pretty scratched up from that trip 😉
Bob
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11/19/2023
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I don't believe any have been touched up. If you use dstretch you can find a lot of really faded ones.

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11/19/2023
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2010 according to the blog post. 👍

surfponto wrote:
Nice pictures. Good to see the Rockhouse cabin is still somewhat intact.
Agree about the deep sand.
We drove out to Jojoba Wash and it was deep so we also aired down the Tacoma

I have a similar picture of the descent from the Solstice Cave which I will have to dig up.
Daren was on that trip 👍

OK found it. Daren is in the lead with my wife trailing behind.

I remember we were pretty scratched up from that trip 😉
Bob
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