Canebrake Skeleton Pictographs

Hidden in a granite rock shelter near an ancient Kumeyaay village site is a unique set of pictographs. Most of these pictographs are typical of the La Rumorosa Style, but what is unusual here are the skeleton figures. I have not seen them anywhere else in the Kumeyaay territory.

Rock shelter

Some speculate that these skeleton figures symbolize a shaman reaching a state of trance, the death of the physical body, and entering into the spiritual world.

I’m not giving directions, but there are clues to be found. Please respect this special and sacred place.

On the trail