This morning we drove to the Southwest corner of the park to visit Yaquitepec, Marshal South’s failed experiment in primitive living:
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:
In the foreground, “the lake”, where rainwater was collected:
The cistern where water was stored:
The Yaquitepec sundial:
As we were leaving, a pair Ospreys passed over. Here’s one of them:
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!