Possible Astronomy at Honda Ridge

This is a view looking East on the winter solstice. The sun rises over the prominent peak in the foreground, and several other peaks off in the distance. Further exploration of the nearest peak discovered a conspicuous pile of rocks at the summit, as no other rocks were found in the area. It is not possible to know for sure whether the rocks had been placed there by the Chumash, though the piling of rocks insigificant places was a Chumash practice.