Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Island - Inko BM

Headed back out to The Island yesterday to try and find the Inko Benchmark. It is one of several that are not marked on most maps but can be found as peak 2222 on the USGS topo maps. It was another hot day out, probably 100+ again. I parked where some shooting debris was and headed up into the boulders eventually picking up an old indian trail that had several roasting pits along the way. Some great views and this was another seldom visited BM as the register was only 2 small pages with a few sign ins....Monday Manics strike again.

Most of the route was straight thru SDG&E power lines, this is some rugged terrain.

Here is one of the hadnful of roasting pits I found with the powerline tower in the background

Great views up on the Inko peak, here is looking at the windfarm in Ocotillo

Highway 8 west and Devil BM peak

Here is looking south at Myer Valley and Slant Peak

There was one mine pit near the peak, there is supposed to be another but I did not see it.

Pottery, slicks, mortars, metates, etc all checked in this trip as well

Wildlife noted were a variety of birds, lizards, antelope squirrels, the rest had the good sense to hide in the shade for the day.

Total Mylar balloons this trip - 0 (we must be making a dent in them!)

1 comment:

  1. I am for sure going to check "the island" out when it cools off a bit.
    Nice post Daren! Great photos (as always).