Joel’s Straggler
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Joel’s Straggler


Joel’s Straggler
One bedrock mortar beside Round Valley Creek not far from its confluence with Marsh Creek
Elevation 245 ft.

This mortar rock is less than 100 yards from the main trail into Round Valley. Absent Joel’s curiosity and keen eye, it might have remained unknown to us for years, or even forever. Indians were everywhere, folks. Just because we’ve explored an area doesn’t mean we’ve found all there is to find. Keep searching.

The size and shape of this mortar are reminiscent of the two specimens at CA-ALA-481 on Kaiser Creek below Rocky Ridge.