Alpine Pond — Palo Alto
Mortar Count: 35
Open
Monte Bello Open Space–headwaters of Stevens Creek
Mortar Count: 12
Open

Territory: Olpen

The Matalan were an Ohlone tribe occupying the Santa Clara valley between the towns of Coyote and Morgan Hill.

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Alpine Pond — Palo Alto

Alpine Pond — Palo Alto35 bedrock mortars just below Alpine Pond dam. Look on both sides of the creek.Elevation 2184 ft.A heavy-duty work station on the lip of a steep canyon.We’d like to see signs like this in the tribal lands of the East Bay hills.This rock face is so cool we had to include […]

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Monte Bello Open Space–headwaters of Stevens Creek

Monte Bello Open Space–headwaters of Stevens Creek12 bedrock mortars and 34+ cupules, 14 on one rock and 20 on anotherElevation 2240 ft.Looking up at the site, another one of Joel’s South Bay discoveries.There are 14 cupules on the rock in the center of the photo. The proximity of cupule rocks to water sources is well-documented. […]