The Astro Artz Cabin at the base of Centennial Canyon.
Sooz checking out the cabin's log book.
Starting the hike to Upper Centennial Spring to look for petroglyphs. I accidentally found some petroglyphs in this canyon last month while looking for the F-4's crash site that is near by.
Most of this hike is on a sandy wash with some climbing over rocks in places.
After about 2 miles, we reached water near the spring.
The water was flowing, but I wouldn't want to drink it.
We found the remains of a cabin.
The area around the spring has a lot of scattered bones.
The old corral where I found the petroglyphs last time I was here.
The petroglyphs at the corral. We were about to take a snack break here when Sooz saw some wild horses further up the canyon.
By the time we found them, the herd was moving up the side of the canyon. There was a couple of little ones with them.
There was also a burro hanging out with them. It's the light colored one. We figured the burro was on it's own and the herd adopted it.
Further up the canyon we came upon the water hole where Sooz first saw them.
More glyphs near the water hole.
We took a snack break under this joshua tree that was just starting to bloom.
Found a mortero in the wash as we looked for more glyphs.
Me checking out some bones from a horse. Photo by Sooz
The vertebrae looked like airplanes. We got a late start and it was time to start the hike out. Wanted to get back before dark.
On the way out, we found this great panel by the cabin ruins. It's about 6X4 feet.
As we looked around, we started finding a lot of them.
Zoomed in on these.
One more. We wanted to keep looking, but it was getting late.
Made it back to the truck just before dark.
This is one of the many dumb bunnies that would jump in front of the truck. One of them went for about a 1/4 mile before getting off the road. First it was funny, but after a few times they were pissing me off. Just wanted to get to the camp spot.
View of Jurassic Peak (aka Haiwee Ridge) from my truck the next morning.
Joe (me), Sooz & Cori (SnowNymph) ready for the hike to Jurassic & Scattered Bone Peaks. Cori arrived in the middle of the night.
The start of the hike was on a road that will lead us to a saddle.
As we hiked up the road, we realized that we could have driven to the saddle.
We found a horn toad hiding in the center of the road.
It was a little one.
We took lots of photos of it.
Near the saddle, found this larger one. Would have missed them if we drove up.
Cori looking towards Olancha Peak to the northwest from the saddle.
From the saddle we headed up the ridge.
Sooz on the first climb.
Cori on the same climb. This hike had a few climbs along the way to the peak.
A peek at South Haiwee Reservoir.
On another climb. Sooz lead most of the way up.
Sooz and Cori at a rock arch.
Something funny happened, forgot what it was.
There were a few false summits before reaching the peak.
Sooz waiting up ahead.
Almost to the peak. Can't see it, but the GPS shows it's close by.
Cori on the peak.
Group shot on Jurassic Peak 5,970' with a view of the Sierra to the west.