A trip out to explore the ridge lines of Indian Valley was detoured by the rains and instead turned into a trip out into Canebrake Wash. When I drove into Indian Valley the weather was great. I drove out to the end of the north fork and was going to camp there but the bees were numerous and after about 30 minutes I found myself doing nothing but swatting bees away from me and the inside of my truck so I decided to go back down the road a bit to a nice little sandy area that was bee free. During the night the clouds started rolling in and so did the wind. My truck was rocking like crazy from the wind, it can get really, really windy in Indian Valley. The morning showed me nothing but dark rain clouds hovering above False Sombrero so I decided to go out into Canebrake Wash and explore there instead. Canebrake and Inner Pasture is really just amazing place, it is vast and empty, I am becoming fond of hiking there.
A possible yoni rock carving in Indian Valley
Mr. Taratula in Canebrake
Agave plant scat..yumm
Large sand berm in Canebrake (click to enlarge)
The Crawford Ranch
Looking west-north from the sand berm, wow...it is just amazingly vast here..that is Red Top in the distance. You can see the rain clouds moving in.
Looking North into Inner Pasture towards Moonlight Canyon...it is far away.
Morteros near some rock shelters indicate Native American habitation
Why do they always crap in the morteros???
Close up showing the hair and bones in the scat
One of the larger rock shelters I found (click to enlarge)
View north-west from the shelter (click to enlarge)
Another smaller rock shelter, little remained
More possible Yoni rock carvings back in Indian Valley
Leaving Indian Gorge a nice rainbow stretched across the road. It was short lived though as the rain was following me and would soon start raining hard.
Total Mylar balloon count for a 7 mile hike - 6