Monday, January 9, 2012

A Busy Few Days


We have been busy this,last week. A trip to Indio with stops at Costco, Trader Joe’s and Wal-Mart, we had lunch at the Fisherman's Market. We both had shrimp tacos which were very good. Because  is too hot to leave the dogs  in the car, we don’t take them with  us when we go shopping . The trip to Indio takes just under an hour each way so we always seem to be in a rush to get back.

We made a trip up Ghost Mountain to the Marshall South Homestead, It was the third time we had hiked up the mountain, but it was the first time for our friends Mike and Charlotte.


We were looking for his kiln and we came across this



I think it is in the right spot but I don’t believe it is the kiln, none of the rocks are blackened and I don’t think it would have been sitting like that .


I suppose that in a few years there will be nothing left of the homestead,and I wonder if  the story of Yaquitepec will still draw people to Ghost Mountain.

We came across this Road Runner on the way out of Blair Valley.


Skip and I also took a trip to Julian, which is a small mountain town about 30 miles from Borrego Springs.

We found Marshall  South's grave there.


A Model T Us Postal Truck turned  into a tourist ride.





We had taken the dogs with us to Julian,last time we were here it was cold ,this time it was very warm so we didn’t take the time we wanted to look around the town.

Today we hiked up Hellhole Canyon to Maidenhair Fall, I can’t  load my pictures so I will leave that until tomorrow,



  1. Good for you guys in hiking back up Ghost Mountain again. If you go again let me know & I will tell you where to find the Geocache up there. Nice that you made it to Marshal South's gravesite in Julian as well. Wondered if you had the book about Marshal South, Ghost Mountain Chronicles. Lots of info and pics of their life and times atop Ghost Mountain. Hellhole Canyon is a nice hike...

  2. Good post, thanks for sharing.

    Love Trader Joe's. Only get there coming and going back to Canada.

  3. Did the Road Runner go 'Beep Beep' as he went by?