|God rays over Ozena Valley, taken from Hwy 33.|
Burn a tank of gas, do some off-trail, take a bunch of pictures. I spent much of the morning exploring some canyon country near New Cuyama. There is a pictograph site in the area and I stopped by to get some pictures before exploring up a near by rocky and cave riddled branch canyon. Found some odd stuff.
After that I drove east to Lockwood Valley and looked up another small pictograph site in the vicinity. I'm taking the lazy way out here and going with pictures and captions.
|Outside New Cuyama I found three weird, but obviously man-made holes. Only one of them was large enough to be able to squeeze inside.|
|This is the largest and deepest of the man-made caves I found. It only goes in about 12 feet.|
|I mentioned some pictographs being in the neighborhood and these are they. This is a small and pretty degraded site. Paintings are found in multiple huecos. A very small cave has both paintings and cupules.|
|This was my favorite image from this first of two pictograph sites for the day.|
|A badlands ridge, taken from Lockwood Valley Rd.|
|Mt Pinos from Dome Springs.|
|This neat pictograph comes from the second rock art site of the day. He's commonly referred to as "Quail Man" because of his jaunty forward facing top feather.|
|Quail Man and El Sol|
|I thought this was a pretty panel of rock.|