The temperature was 80 in Borrego Springs yesterday so we drove to Blair Valley to hike, at this higher elevation the temperature was a comfortable 72. We followed the well marked Blair Valley Road and easily found the trailhead for the Morteros, an ancient American Indian campsite where we saw the bowl shaped holes formed in rocks made by grinding corn into flour using a smooth stone. A fascinating site.

A little further down the road we found the trailhead for the Petroglyphs. This is an easy 2 mile trail and well worth the hike. Along with seeing petroglyphs painted on boulders, the spectacular view from the slot canyon at the end of the trail is something to remember.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Artist from Alaska

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