Day 189: Yaquitepec and The Slot Redux

This morning we drove to the Southwest corner of the park to visit Yaquitepec, Marshal South’s failed experiment in primitive living:

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After a mile of steep climbing, we reached the site of Yaquitepec near the summit of Ghost Mountain.  It’s hard to believe that Marshal and Tanya carried 12 gallons of water at a time up to the site.  That’s 96 pounds of water!  There’s not much left of the house, which was abandoned over 60 years ago:

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In the foreground, “the lake”, where rainwater was collected:

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The cistern where water was stored:

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The Yaquitepec sundial:

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After we came down from Ghost Mountain, we drove back to The Slot, which we first explored a few days ago.  My parents enjoyed the hike through the slot canyon:

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As we were leaving, a pair Ospreys passed over.  Here’s one of them:

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After lunch, Trish took the kids to my parent’s hotel for swimming while I worked on the blog.  We had another beautiful sunset in Anza Borrego State Park!

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Day 188: Palm Wash Slot Canyons
Day 190: Our Last Days in the Desert

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