The next morning following my Whale Peak Hike I hiked to Inner Pasture for some exploring. There is no easy way out to Inner Pasture, you are almost guaranteed a minimum of 6 miles round trip just to get to the edge of the valley. My trip was about 14 miles total, I could have done close to 20 miles if I had left earlier but I got a late start.
You can see all of the pictures from the trip here http://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Anza-Borrego-Desert-State-Park/Inner-Pasture-10-08-2011/19490183_7TtrGM
Inner Pasture is raw and vast, if you decide to go explore Inner Pasture be sure not to follow my actions and go with a few people if possible. The undocumented travelers in Inner Pasture is obvious and active, hiking solo out there is not recommended.
Morteros and Pottery around this rock shelter suggest it was used by Native Americans
There was also evidence of undocumented travelers in this shelter and others nearby.
Pottery sherds and what appeared to be a possible projectile made from stone
Lots of morteros nearby
Yoni rock carvings are always a favorite to find
Inner Pasture was once home to cattle who grazed the open valley. You can still find evidence of them today
Here is a close up of the steer teeth just in case you wondered what they looked like
Here is a close up of the horn
I also stumbled across a small shelter with a really funky pictograph, not really sure what it is supposed to be.
Here is an enhanced version with DStretch
This is with my hand in front as a reference for size
This the alcove wall I found it in, look in the lower right
Here is my mandatory scat inside of a mortero photo
Total mylar balloon count for this trip - 5
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