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2011 Trip Report - Carrizo Canyon


Saturday, April 2, 2011

written by Leader, Jean Hansen

This was a day devoted to rock art. Our group gathered at 8:00 for the start  of the trip. Trip participants were Bill and Barbara Gossett, Mignon Slentz,  Glenn Shaw, Alan and Karen Hodes, Jeanne Murrin, Ron Lipari, Jeff Lipari and  leaders Sunny & Jean Hansen. Our first destination involved a very scenic, slow  drive into Carrizo Canyon. At the end of the road, we left the vehicles and  walked a short distance to the first rock art site.

Everyone agreed that it was well worth seeing. It is a unique site in the  Anza Borrego area.

We then left the canyon and proceeded up the road a short way and found a  nice spot for a lunch break. After lunch, we headed to the Morteros village site  and explored the area, finding many morteros and a few small pictographs. We  proceeded to the next site, called Smugglers' Cove and after a scenic hike of  approximately 1 mile, saw another very nice pictograph site.

We had a great group of people who made the trip exceptional! We could have  asked for no more.

Sunny & Jean Hansen