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[*] posted on 4-26-2018 at 10:51 PM


I know about the rock art site - and it is close to Rancho La Venta.
Question is, did Gulick refer to Rancho La Venta when he writes about Rancho Las Pintas (no other rancho close by)?
The distance from MEX1 (9.2 miles) matches

Why would they have renamed the rancho?
Keep visitors out?





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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 11:28 AM


Gee Harald, I see names in Mexico change a lot. Different owners, most likely? The site had a parking area and a path plus observation platform before the flood. Is this La Venta something you saw personally or is that just another name INEGI got wrong?

Looking back to my July 2009 trip report (http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=40423) I documented the rock art site at 8.2 miles from Hwy. 1 (Km. 13). Photos at the site on that page (plus I added them to an earlier post in this thread).

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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 05:21 PM


Here are before and after shots of the painted rock site. The storm was reported here in October 2013:

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Here is a comparison between my 2009 photo and Mike's 2013 photo, cropped to be close to same area:

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2013:


The top of the painted cave is visible in Mike's new photo... so it is only a couple feet covered. There is hope!




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[*] posted on 4-28-2018 at 07:48 AM
The 1977 Crosby Commissioned Maps


Harry had these more detailed maps made following the publication of his 1974 book. Harry did not travel on ECR until he reached San José Comondú, as mules were not available to him in Loreto or San Javier, as he had planned.

























The kilometer marker of the 1760s:





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