4 housepits near Bear Gulch
Below Jamie’s Knob
Mortar Count: 4
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Benica Quarry #1
Mortar Count: 5
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Benica Quarry #2
Mortar Count: 20
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Chinese Tree of Heaven
Mortar Count: 18
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Garin Park, east spur
Mortar Count: 2
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Garin, single morta
Mortar Count: 1
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Hill 1424
Mortar Count: 4
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Jeff’s Lookout
Mortar Count: 1
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Martin House Suisun City
Mortar Count: 92
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Mid-Walpert Village
Mortar Count: 32
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North Knoll, Chinese Tree of Heaven
Mortar Count: 12
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North Vargas Plateau
Mortar Count: 2
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Prayer Ridge
Rockwall to Campsite
Mortar Count: 8
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Ryan’s Hideaway
Mortar Count: 24
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South of Prayer Circle
Mortar Count: 1
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South Vargas Plateau
Mortar Count: 3
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Stonebrae, 16th hole
Mortar Count: 5
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Suisun Creek Village Suisun City
Sunol Ridge Prayer Circle
Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer Circle
Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer Circle
SW Walpert Ceremonial Site
Mortar Count: 22
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SW Windy Point
Mortar Count: 9
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Tolenas Springs Village
Mortar Count: 41
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Upper Palomares Canyon
Mortar Count: 1
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Upper San Leandro Reservoir
Mortar Count: 8
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Upper Welch Creek Road
Mortar Count: 5
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Williams Gulch
Mortar Count: 2
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Feature: Private Property

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Chinese Tree of Heaven

Chinese Tree of Heaven18 bedrock mortars (including 5 bowl mortars), 3 metates, 2 cupules, incised rocks, rock rectangles, rock walls, and rock-lined pathwaysThe Chinese Tree of Heaven tree (Ailanthus altissima) was introduced to California by the Chinese during the Gold Rush. The presence of this tree along with the dry-laid masonry skill apparent in a […]

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Ryan’s Hideaway

Ryan’s Hideaway24 bedrock mortars.This site is named in honor of Ryan the Cowboy, who has kicked us off the ridge several times when we accidentally strayed onto private property.Being tucked away in a little hollow amid sheltering trees gives this site a “hideaway” feel. Look for more mortars on and around the little hill that […]

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Upper Palomares Canyon

Upper Palomares CanyonOne bedrock mortarElevation 1450 feetThis rock sits below a spring box, which itself lies directly below the Rockwall to Campsite site. The mortar is a no-doubt-about-it cone six inches wide and six inches deep.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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Garin Park, east spur

Garin Park, east spur2 bedrock mortars and possible grinding slick.This is on one of the principal routes to Walpert Ridge.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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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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Upper San Leandro Reservoir

Upper San Leandro Reservoir8 bedrock mortars, 3-5 cupules. Site may be underwater.This is a beautiful spot now because of the Upper San Leandro Reservoir, but it was probably nice in Jalquin times too. Back then these mortars were on a little hillside terrace above Kaiser Creek, a perennial watercourse. How many mortars here and how […]

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Garin, single morta

Garin, single mortar1 bedrock mortar next to the trail under a tree.Was this little camp a traveler’s rest stop?Bob’s right hand just about spans the mortar’s mouth.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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South Vargas Plateau

South Vargas Plateau3 bedrock mortars.Elevation 1150 ft.A real power spot. Fabulous views. Mission Peak and Upper Alameda Creek in background.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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Upper Welch Creek Road

Upper Welch Creek Road5 bedrock mortars and 15 cupules, three on a secondary rock.Elevation 2180 ft.Thanks to Bill and Lou for turning us on to this site.The headwaters of Indian Joe Creek rise right across the road.This is one of our few drive up (or pedal up) sites.A closer look at some of the cupules […]

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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 […]