Ryan’s Hideaway
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Ryan’s Hideaway


Ryan’s Hideaway
24 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 rises on the righthand side of the creek bed.

Photograph by Bob Bardell

Bob holds a basalt pestle he practically tripped over.


This thing is heavy. The woman who wielded it must have been a powerhouse.


A flat pestle in a bowl mortar.


We believe the trinomial for this site is CA-Ala-476/H.

One should secure permission before visiting this site.