Milling around Mine Wash - Hike

Park: Anza-Borrego Desert SP

Time: 10:00 a.m. -   4 Hours Hike

Join Volunteer Archeologist and Naturalist Hank Barber for a fascinating and unforgettable look at how the ingenious desert Indians used plants for food, clothing, shelter and medicine. During this trip we will be discussing how Indians used mesquite, agaves, creosote and other plants. We’ll stop at a mesquite grove in Yaqui Well, and then visit an important ancient Kumeyaay village site at Mine Wash. We’ll see hundreds of bedrock mortars, slicks, basins, and rubs that were used for milling food. Afterwards, there will be a short exploratory hike around the site area. Please bring lunch, hat, and ample water. 2-Wheel-drive is okay. Meet at the Visitor Center (far parking lot).

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Event Dates

Monday, January 27, 2014