Published: May 3rd 2010May 3rd 2010
I took a spontaneous hike up to the Boca de Alamo cave painting site about 18 miles north of here with my friend, Sherita, her neighbor, Marta and a couple of young gals from La Paz who are staying w/ Marta. My friend, Sherita, is a huge fan of the Baja cave paintings and has taken many treks to see the various glyphs made by some of the first inhabitants of the Baja Peninsula. I have seen photos of the different places but had no clue of how to get to them. It was a rough ride down the arroyo but the hike was definitely worth it. I was so thrilled to see my first cave paintings and hope to see more of them next year as Sherita has promised that we will take some hikes! This place is basically an "unknown" to anyone unless you learn about it from a local.
On the way back we stopped at a very old ranch where Sherita wanted to visit w/ the gentleman who took her on a recent cave hike. Here he lived with his mother and family on the edge of the arroyo in a humble little palapa home. The
This seems to appear in many of the glyphs
"porch" under the palapa housed the bedroom right there! The "lady" of the house and the other ladies came out to see the gringa visitors. The older lady makes rag rugs out of these heavier plastic bags and strips of fabric. She then sells them. She is also very talented as an embroiderer and lace maker! She was thrilled by our attention. I can't wait to learn more about where all these cool ranches are! Sure makes you feel like you have stepped back in time about 50 years. They communicate with one another via CB radios!
So 2 blogs in one day....What can I say????
There are more photos below