This mule trip started out at Rancho Miraflores to Tinaja Guadeloupe, Rancho Santa Barbara, Tinaja Blanca, Las Palmas and Rancho la Junta and trucked backed to Miraflores.
Mark at rock art site, Catavina area.
Rancho Rio Grandy.
Picking cactus fruit.
Northeast of El Arco
Rancho Miraflores. Start of mule trip.
Left to right, Tomas, Aletha, Marvin, Eduardo, Eve, Arturo, me (Richard) and Mark in front.
The mule skinners. Left to right, Tomas, Mark, Eve, Bud and Marvin.
Bud and Marvin.
On the mule trip was eight humans and 18 animals. Bud, Eve, Tomas, Marc and Richard. Our guides were Artuo, Eduard and Tomas Arce.
Mt. Hermoso, Rock Art at Bottom on Mt.
Red man cave.
Bud at red man cave.
Guadeloupe tinaja camp at old rock corral.
Buzzard and Phantasma site.
Diving Man site.
Off to Mission Santa Gertrudis on old mission trail.
Looking at Mission Santa Gertrudis.
Camp at Mission.
Getting some Mission wine from the locals. We got a bottle of red and a bottle of white.
Looking down on Mission.
On to Rancho Santa Barbra.
Looking down canyon to Santa Barbara.
Locha and Family, Rancho Santa Barbra.
Locha, Arturo and Eduardo
To Rock art (black mono) and petroglyph sites.
Very interesting rock art for this area. Middle of photo.
On the trail to San Juan de las Parras.
Camp in wash Ango Sturo.
On to las Parras
Tinaja Tanya Porto Sualo.
San Juan de las Parras.
Mule didn't want to take one more step.
Which one is more stubborn?
Camp at las Parras.
Looking east to the Sea of Cortez.
Tightening up saddles for your ride down Las Parras canyon to abandoned Rancho San Jan La Parra. The ride down the canyon was in the dark.
Looking down canyon.
Rancho San Jan La Parro. Giving thanks to the gods.
Next morning at camp.
Mark getting lunch ready for next days ride.
Bud getting water for the day's ride.
About an hour out from the Rancho we saw a lot of caves and a big water hole. We found minor paintings so we set up camp for the night.
Looking down on camp.
Hiked up Camino to top of mountain south of camp. Good view.
My bed roll in a nice curve in the rock.
Tomas Arce, Ed Uardo, Arturo and Eve.
Bud taking photo of his Explorers Club Flag #64.
Rancho La Junta. Eduardo rode his mule back to Miriflories to get Artero's truck so we could ride the truck back to Mariflories from La Junta. Time was getting shot.