La Mora & Alamar Canyons

Cañon La Mora

I explored La Mora canyon, which doesn't seem to have any spring water to support palm trees. I was able to drive up the wash to See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth  32.0251, -115.7227 , and after that things looked pretty barren.

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I spotted a ribbon tied to a bush. And then another. Those led me to a series of cairns - which eventually took me to a group of rocks on the north side of the canyon. I found a curious hollow in the rocks under a tree. I wonder what was going on here...?

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Cañon Alamar

Access to this canyon is blocked by a fence across the wash. It might be possible to get up the canyon by going through the ranch at See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth  32.0086, -115.7071 , but I felt shy about bothering them. I used my drone to take some photos. No palm oasis was apparent here. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth  32.0100, -115.6976 

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