Hidden in a granite rock shelter near an ancient Kumeyaay village site is a set of unique 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.
At the end of a long day exploring pictographs around the badlands of Anza Borrego, we made one last stop – the Spoked Wheel Geoglyph. This ceremonial site is a twenty-foot diameter rock alignment consisting of two circles with spokes connecting them. A native trail runs nearby. The spirit of the
Back in 2015, we went out to the Piedras Grandes pictograph site. Piedras Grandes means "Large stones" and these granite boulders out in the southern part of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park certainly are that. The site is inside the Piedras Grandes Cultural Preserve and it is a short walk from
The Oro Copia (also known as the Dos Palmas) is an old mine in the heart of the Orocopia Mountains. It was discovered in 1892 by Edward Fish, his son G. B. Fish and C. O. Barker (of Joshua Tree dam fame). The ore body was reported to be quite