A few weeks ago, Aliza, Ted Tateoka, and I made a visit to the Laidlaw Kipuka. We made a stop at the South Park Well near the south central part of the Kipuka.
Here is a picture of the sign (in the middle of nowhere!)
The sign is titled, “South Park Well Trapper’s Cabin”
It reads, “This humble cabin was built in 1940’s to house coyote trappers hired by the U.S. Government to aid local sheep ranchers. Coyotes were much more plentiful in those days and did serious damage to the many sheep herds that grazed in Laidlaw Park. There were several trapper’s cabins built in various locations across the desert, but this is the only one remaining within Laidlaw Park. Please help us preserve it by taking only photos and leaving only footprints.”
Here is a picture of Aliza on the west side of the cabin.
A little later I stood Lava Point and took this picture looking south to give some idea of the size of the Laidlaw Kipuka. Lava Point juts down into the kipuka about 2/3 of the way down. Which means, this is only about the bottom 1/3 of the Laidlaw Kipuka.
A while later to the east of Lava Point I took this picture to the north.
Last, here is a picture of Aliza playing in a small lava bubble.