Indian Cave

This cave is located in Ventura County. It sits overlooking a gushing perennial spring in otherwise very dry landscape. There are numerous bedrock mortars in the cave and around the immediate area. There are traces of soot on its walls from the campfires of those that once made use of the natural shelter, but if it was at one time painted there does not appear to remain any traces of that art. It is within sight of a residential neighborhood, and as such has been subject to the whims of the young and careless, and just southward of a trail named in the honor of those who once frequented the area.

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6 Responses to Indian Cave

  1. Vicki says:

    I’m glad that you took a photo from inside the cave.. looks like a cozy place.

  2. trailblogs says:

    Reblogged this on trailblogs and commented:
    Awesome post! I would love to find this spot someday.

  3. Eldon Walker says:

    Another gem in the Jack Elliot story cycle and, may I add, very well played indeed. These historical glimpses are important.

  4. Nico says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I haven’t been to this site yet. Looks like a beautiful setting.

    With the nearby perennial spring, it’s no wonder this site has so much history of occupation.

    • Jack Elliott says:

      It was an oasis in that particular locale, no doubt. I sit there and try to ponder what it must of been like in those times of undeveloped rugged serenity and little population.

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