RoadTrip 2011 finally does the Marshall South home site hike!
After reading about this place for several years in the Bayfield Bunch posts, I finally found myself headed into the Blair Valley and up Ghost mountain to check this out.
Essentially, it is a story about a man and his wife who raised a family here, and attempted to live off the land in the 30’s and 40’s. He was a well known author and writer.
But, instead of me re-writing everything about this place, why not just go to the Bayfield Bunch blog and type ‘Yaqitepec’ in the search box, and Al will tell you all about his 4 (?) and counting visits to and thoughts about this place.
I will just say that it is a very nice area to visit, and very scenic. Unlike Al (and I don’t want to jinx us here), we have not suffered from any wind at all while boondocked in the Borrego Springs area.
Time to put on the hiking boots and head somewhere else today!
Late addition: Thanks to Lori for reminding me. I did check at the Park Info center and confirmed that the concrete structures were aerial gunnery targets from when the lake bed was used as an airfield and range. I also researched a bit and it appears that the wires on low posts that I found may have been part of a radio telescope from the same era.