Ancient Tomales Wall

Out on Tomales Point, a peninsula that juts out into the Pacific Ocean in Point Reyes, is an ancient Native American rock alignment. The Coastal Miwok tribe, whose ancestors are believed to have built it, call it the “Spirit Jumping Off Rocks.”

In a place where there are few other rocks, a straight line of rocks crossing the top of the entire peninsula is pretty unusual. The east end (inland side) points to Mt. Saint Helena near Calistoga, and the western end towards the Farallon Islands. Both are about thirty-five miles away in each direction.

Wall drops to the sea

In addition to the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, there also happens to be some Tule Elk here. It was amazing to be so close to them.

Tule Elk