Pictograph Trail Topo Map

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Blair Valley has attracted human visitors for centuries. High above the desert, its temperatures are more moderate than those of its surroundings. Early inhabitants evidently found it comfortable, as do present-day hikers and campers. A wide, sandy trail leads from the parking lot up a gradual slope to a saddle 160 feet higher than the parking area. The trail becomes more rocky as it climbs through pinyon-juniper vegetation. Over the saddle, at 0.4 mile on your right, is a large boulder with the mysterious pictographs (identified as petroglyphs on the topographic map) left by prehistoric residents of this high valley. These striking artifacts of an ancient culture have been well-preserved in spite of their remote, wild location. Hikers can pause to contemplate the meaning of these signs, which still puzzle archeologists..
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Borrego Springs, California

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