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rockhopper
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4/5/2019
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Headed out at the end of March for a few days of day hiking and driving around the old Lake Cahuilla shore line. ( See desert flowers for the flowers along the way) My intention was to return to an area of petroglyphs I had discovered coming out of the east side of the Santa Rosas last year during a 3 day back pack.


The first day I hiked up to the old shore line and up towards the mountians at a new route I wanted to explore. Miners cabin blown down during a storm.



Found and followed a old Native American trail towards the mountain springs.





Off the side of the trail pieces form a earlier time.











This guy was hanging out enjoying the Sun. Temps were in the 70's. He was about 16" long.





The next day the temps went up to about 85 and decided that the long trek to my newly discovered petroglyph zone will have to wait for a pack in water and tent camp. Instead I drove around the Salton Sea following the ancient Cahuilla shore line.
Looking west towards the Santa Rosas





Stopped at the Boiling Hot Mud Volcanos











Obsidian Hill








Space alien rock







Mud Volcanos for you listening pleasure.
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ar=2&video_id=KPk1DP0b8To





Cheers!
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dsefcik
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4/5/2019
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Nice TR, good to see the mud pots still going strong, I love that place.....no Slab City detour..???

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4/6/2019
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Nice. Been to the mud pots a long time ago. Thanks for sharing

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rockhopper
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4/6/2019
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dsefcik wrote:
Nice TR, good to see the mud pots still going strong, I love that place.....no Slab City detour..???

Slab city and Salvation Mountian was a different trip. We went to the near by Hot Springs for a good soaking.
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4/7/2019
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Nice. That is an area I have yet to explore. Too many things closer that get my attention.
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4/8/2019
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That whole area looks nice. I still haven't seen the mud pots, thanks for the video.

Is that a chuckwalla?
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ziphius
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4/8/2019
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Nice trip report rockhopper. Desert iguana let you get pretty close, nice photo.

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Rocko1
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4/9/2019
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Very nice! Question-how does one tell the difference between old native trails, game trails, or just modern use trails?
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4/10/2019
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tekewin wrote:
That whole area looks nice. I still haven't seen the mud pots, thanks for the video.

Is that a chuckwalla?


I think ziphius is more a expert than me. It was pretty huge compared to a western fence lizard.
Yes the mud pots are a must see if your in the area. ( near the hot springs )
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4/10/2019
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Rocko1 wrote:
Very nice! Question-how does one tell the difference between old native trails, game trails, or just modern use trails?


Good question! I think they pretty much started as game trails. Then became Native American trails. Then modern use hiking trails.
Some trails don't look very much used by game at all, are very old and have few modern travelers. :-)




Travertine Caves beyond. 10 o'clock








Here is a early trail I followed hiking out of the Santa Rosas.


https://www.youtube.com/edit?ar=2&o=U&video_id=kmmc7U1uXYQ


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