Parker and I went for a hike one day to check out a spot we had been looking at for some time. Yea, I know, we seem to go on a lot of hikes, huh? LOL
This is a spot where the old Spanish trail from the 1700's came through the area skirting the base of the mountain range. It's normally grown up with grass but since the wildfires that started this year the ground is now clear and you can see things that haven't been seen for decades, if not centuries.
Unless you know what you are looking for it's kind of hard to see so I've drawn some lines in this photo showing what looks like a wash on the hill side. This is where the ground was compressed by the carts and animals and then the water has naturally used the low spot as a run off. You could even see spots where they had come through and piled the larger rocks along the side to smooth out this field of cobble stones.
It was a little strange walking in the foot steps of what could have been conquistadors from Spain. Don Quixote has nothing on us!