Sheila and I first visited Cueva San Borjitas in 2004. Our guide Salvador Castro Drew is behind Sheila to the left.
On our visit in January 2010 the road was washed out by Hurricane Jimena. It had been repaired, but it was a long difficult drive through miles of bumpy arroyo where all dirt had been washed away.
We finally arrived at the rancho. This is a photo from our visit in 2004. We were lucky to find Don Jaime Gorosave and his family there for the holidays.
Don Jaime's daughter-in-law Maria volunteered to take us to the site. We registered for our visit at the rancho. Don Jaime gives out this sheet of information to visitors.
The road from the rancho to the cave was mostly washed out. We had a long hike over big river cobbles ahead of us.
Maria (left) and Sheila at the INAH sign for the site.
Running water in the canyon!
The vegetation was green and lush.
Finally we get to the cave after a two hour drive and 1 hour hike. It is now 2:40 pm, I have about an hour for photography.
We were joined by Maria's son Chino who had been on a horse trip with his father and uncle and met us by chance outside the cave.
The ceiling is magnificent.
Sheila is my whiteboard holder, scale holder, and DStretch camera operator.
I photograph feverishly.
The sun is getting low. Time to go.
Back to the car at sundown. We drove back in the dark and found a motel in Santa Rosalia.