Chumash painted cave

Big, and weird.

Big, and weird.

So we heard about this painted cave nearby. One person said it wasn’t worth the drive. Another person showed us pictures he took with his phone. We had some time to spare so we went. It was pretty much straight uphill, and around way too many curves with sheer drops on my side of the car! Here is the view of Santa Barbara from about 1500 feet.

Santa Barbara on a foggy/smoggy day

Santa Barbara on a foggy/smoggy day

Personally, I thought that the entrance was more interesting than the paintings.

entrance to the cave

entrance to the cave

I haven’t done my homework, being on the road and all, but there doesn’t seem to be much info on these paintings other than the local experts thingk that a Chumash Indian shaman may have made them. I can’t imagine walking up those hills, much less painting upside down on a cave wall.

cave painting one

cave painting one

cave painting two

cave painting two

Any thoughts?

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