I read Lumholtz as well. Great read, a good story for anyone interested in Sonora. I have several maps published with the book as well. The revolution was going on then too !! I am searching for another copy as I loaned out my copy and read it some years ago.Good stuff Roberto................
Those are some LEAN looking Indios.
Most certainly before the days of kilos de manteca de cerdo and bolsas de Tecate con heilo now available on every street corner.
The hunter with the bow and arrow setup looks like he's all geared up for some big game like a chubby Chuckawalla or Desert Iguana.
The guy making mezcal looks like he can't wait for the ounce or two being produced for a weeks worth of work.
I have an original mint copy printed in 1912 of the Carl Lunholtz book "New Trails in Mexico" an account of his expedition to North Western Sonora in 1909-1910. Incredible reading of first time experiences of a Norwegian explorer to the very regions that we now call our second home.
It has two maps in the back cover slip case that show the original settlement at the freshwater seep in Cholla Bay named "Hanam metjurtivaxia" and shows two small islands off of what is now known as Pelican Point. The other map shows what we now call Whale Hill as "Sea Lion Bluff". It shows a stamp mill with a railroad track at Bahia de San Jorge leading to the mines at Sierra de La Pinta
I f you drive it from the mine road you will see where It comes out. Y ears back a group of AZ club people passed me coming that way when I was at the mine. I think Miramar's comment is correct . You might study the Google map for clues.I've been told the dirt road started about 10 miles outside of Sonoyta, where the abandoned "tech park" on the east side of the road is.
We have seen Bobby Unser 3-4 times in RP. Close to 30 years ago, when I first started going down.Cool story! Didn't know Bobby Unser had a place in RP.
thanks and glad kindle has it for 7 bucksJ: I believe the old Sonoita to RP dirtbike reace used the road you are describing. Pretty darn desolate out there.
A good book to read about the Pinacate region is -Campfires on Desert & Lava- by Hornaday.
In the Hornaday book they chronicle the sheep that were in the Pinacate region, sadly I think they killed most of them.If you guys have run out of things to read about this area, try Charles Sheldon's The Wilderness of the Southwest, edited by Neil Carmony and David E. Brown. I bought a copy through Amazon just before my sheep hunt on the Cabeza Prieta in 2014, and it wasn't expensive. Except for a short chapter about the Grand Canyon, the book deals with his hunting trips and explorations along the border in southwestern Arizona and Mexico. He visits the Pinacate and a wasteland call Sierra del Rosario and has a very interesting trip to Tiburon Island and surrounding area. All this takes place 1911 to 1922, and Sheldon travels with some of the same people who traveled with Lumholtz and Hornaday. I'm amazed at what they were able to do given the limits of their equipment and gear back in those days.