Clayton Ranch
Curry Point Prayer Circle
Hill 1424
Mortar Count: 4
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Ring Mountain Prayer Circle
South of Prayer Circle
Mortar Count: 1
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Stone Corral
Mortar Count: 33
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Sunol Ridge Prayer Circle
Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer Circle
Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer Circle

Feature: Prayer Circle

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South of Prayer Circle

South of Prayer CircleBowl mortar, pestle, and slick.This little camp is about 1300′ above sea level.Assuming the pestle went with the bowl mortar, how was it used? Please do not remove the pestle. Leave it for others to enjoy.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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Stone Corral

Stone Corral33 bedrock mortars, prayer circle, 2 sets of double cupules, rock wall alignments, and hunting blinds.Elevation 1800 ft.What kind of animals would be constrained by this corral? We believe the stone corral was the site of Indian games and/or ceremonies. HIke up the ridge to the west and find the spot where you have […]

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Sunol Ridge Prayer Circle

Sunol Ridge Prayer CircleStacked-rock prayer circle.Elevation 1664 ft.Our jaws dropped when we saw this near the bottom of a little hollow just below the top of Sunol Ridge.A closer look at the geoglyph.Photograph by Bob BardellPart of the “spine” of this stone circle is a natural rock outcrop.This site is on private property. One should […]

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Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer Circle

Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer CircleRock wall and possible cairnElevation 1797 ft.Bob heads down along the rock wall to inspect the possible cairn, which sits at the top of the watercourse that flows past the Prayer Circle.This site may be on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer Circle

Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer CircleRock WallElevation 1711 ft.Part of this wall covers a seasonal stream bed. Look for a stone seat at the wall’s highest point.A section of this wall lies on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Clayton Ranch

Clayton Ranch TsektselProbable Prayer Circle (tsektsel)Elevation 1520 ft.The prayer circle is a ruin today–its once-stacked rocks likely knocked about by grazing cattle. Mt. Diablo is still there though.

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Curry Point Prayer Circle

Curry Point Prayer CircleProbable prayer circle.Elevation 1778 ft.The location of this probable prayer circle is a compelling one. Mt. Diablo swallows up the view to the north. To the east, across the great valley, rise the Sierra Nevada–visible on a clear day. To the south and west lie the East Bay hills.Bob channels the spirits […]

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Hill 1424

Hill 14244 bedrock mortars, partial stacked rock rectangle, and other rock alignments.This site is named for its elevation, which is marked on the topographic map that covers Walpert Ridge.There’s a rockwall enclosure here, although it’s hard to make out in places. Perhaps some of it has been removed or buried.This prayer circle is nearby. Bob […]

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Ring Mountain Prayer Circle

Ring Mountain Prayer CircleEnjoy the fabulous 360 degree view.Check out this video by Alexander Kerekes of the Prayer Circle on Ring Mountain.Attention Mac users. If this video does not play properly, copy and then paste this URL into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3HQjBlA7a0.