In the town of Agua Dulce in the Sierra Pelona Mountains is a 932 acre area called the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. These are huge rock formations from an uplift about 25 million years ago. The Tataviam people were living here in grass huts within villages for centuries before the Spanish arrived.
But it was bandit Tiburcio Vasquez, who used these rocks to hide out from authorities in 1873 and 1874, whose name is associated with this amazing formation. Continue reading