Kelbaker Road 1

kelbakerroad1-003  This is a well-known site and has been described in several books dealing with rock art, and driving directions can be found on several websites.  This is not a large site, but it has some interesting panels. kelbakerroad1-006 kelbakerroad1-008 kelbakerroad1-010
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kelbakerroad1-085  The next several photos show some very obvious current rock art.  I say current, because it was dated 2002.  I don’t condone the damage this person did, but since it’s done and that can’t be changed, it can be used as a learning tool.  He (I’m assuming it was a guy) dated some of his work across the road from what he did here in the middle of the main rock art site.  I am also assuming that the California site steward that monitors this site recorded the damage sometime after September of 2002.  Fast-forwarding to 2015 when I visited the site, I found very little if any repatination of the glyphs he supposedly created in 2002.  If nothing else it could be a good long-term experiment. kelbakerroad1-092 kelbakerroad1-103 kelbakerroad1-105
kelbakerroad1-161  This is on the opposite side of Kelbaker Road from the main 17 Mile Site. kelbakerroad1-159  He dated his work. kelbakerroad1-095 kelbakerroad1-097
kelbakerroad1-100 kelbakerroad1-101 kelbakerroad1-113  This rock was in the middle of the wash and has three elements which are very difficult to see. kelbakerroad1-114
kelbakerroad1-124b  I tried to enhance them for better visibility. kelbakerroad1-117 kelbakerroad1-118 kelbakerroad1-154  I was trying to locate another site a few miles west of the 17 Mile site, but I had no luck in finding it.  What I did find was very interesting.  This is the end of the wash at this level and this area has been called “the falls”.  You can see my walking stick, which is 48” long.  That puts the original height of the wash about 7’ above where it is now and above that is the lava / basalt flow.  The basalt is anywhere from 10’ to 20’ thick in places.
kelbakerroad1-156 kelbakerroad1-151 kelbakerroad1-157  I was trying to locate another site a few miles west of the 17 Mile site, but I had no luck in finding it.  What I did find was very interesting.  This is the end of the wash at this level and this area has been called “the falls”.  You can see my walking stick, which is 48” long.  That puts the original height of the wash about 7’ above where it is now and above that is the lava / basalt flow.  The basalt is anywhere from 10’ to 20’ thick in places.  This place gives you a good perspective of just how thick the basalt is.