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January 24, 2013 (McCain Valley) – Charles and Laurie Baker enjoy hiking in McCain Valley and the rugged Carrizo Gorge.  They have submitted numerous photos of rocks containing large holes suitable for hawks and eagles to nest in, or perch on while scanning the valley below for prey.  This is an area close to the proposed Tule Wind project, which the Bakers fear could harm a pair of golden eagles that they have recently seen while gazing across this hidden but spectacular landscape toward Lost Valley Rock.   







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Future views

Judging by the recent past the next photos will show a wind turbine on top of the rock.

Great pics

I've seen some of these bolders where inclusions in the granite erode leaving cavities or small tunnels. Beautiful.

Never saw these cavities in Yosemite granite.

Hmmm. Maybe there should be  wind towers atop El Capitan looking over Yosemite Valley! 

Or, how about  some towers on Stonewall Peak in the Cuyamaca Mountains? Since the forest was all burned up there's likely more wind  available.