Eyes, nose, mouth: This Rock is an angry, ancient Chumash Indian Guardian!
Follow the Trail
For more info about the Museum, you may visit their website: www.chumashindianmuseum.com
I discovered this place two weeks ago. For more pictures and info on the first quarter mile of this hike, please view: Day 200
6 minute walk to The Village
Inside the tee-pee
The trail beyond
About 10 mins further, the trail continues as a single track
Then it ends; creek to your left and this; but :)
Climb; overgrown and tricky...
I saw a switchback trail heading higher
Lots of lizards
I am literally on the rock face that I saw yesterday
Look into my eyes!
The Albertson Motorway that I ran yesterday
He said, "Go Back"
I scrambled up about 100 feet and could have gone higher. There are no signs back here that say that you cannot climb this rock. I don't believe that the protected Indian Caves are anywhere on this side. In fact, there was a fork off the trail that led to the Albertson Motorway. A locked fence separated the two trails and remembering from yesterday, that led to another locked gate which would take you to the far side of this humongous rock. Thus, the only and correct way to reach the Indian Cave is by taking the tour, which I wanted to do all along...
**Oh, nearly forgot. I was hiking back and guess what? Yep, another SNAKE!!! I was walking today because my foot was bugging me and I was getting lost in the drone of distant bees harvesting the wild flowers. I nearly stepped right on him, middle of the trail, until he slithered away. Fast sucker!! Dang, nearly stepped right on him. He was silky black with a long yellow stripe. He moved so fast that I had no chance to snap a picture. I did a quick Google skip on snakes and he most resembled a Western Ribbon Snake. Problem is, those are found in Iowa, not Cali. Take a look at the image from the net: Pic & Facts of Western Ribbon Snake
If you can help identify what I saw, I appreciate it :)... 3 days in a row for snakes. TGIF! Last month was butterfly season, this month is without a doubt snake season!