These Chumash paintings show little wear from the elements over the last several decades.
They are presented here without alteration, but for a slight intensification of the existing natural color.
They measure roughly about twelve inches in length.
The pictographs are located near the top of a canyon on an outcrop amid rolling hills of chaparral and a short walk from a miniature gorge.
Here in the serpentine meander, deeply carved through the sandstone bedrock by the seasonal flow of water, several pools hold for remarkably long periods of time, even through years of drought when the surrounding region atop the mountain is mostly dry.
Looking over the land it is not hard to see its attraction to those that came before and why it was a choice location to paint.
There are a number of other pictographs adjacent the panel featured in the first photo, including some found in the alcove shown above which also contains incised markings on the floor.