It is a little known fact that Tiburcio Vasquez used to smoke cigars and drink tequila in this ravine in the 1870s while planning his first highway robbery. He was a really poor judge of direction and roamed the foothills around Kern County after leaving Los Angeles. He meant to find his way to the Mojave Desert and eventually he did. He used the rock pictured here to finish off the tequila and then headed for his intended destination, a massive 4,000 foot rock in the desert that became known as Robbers Roost.
Alright, maybe that's not true, but, it makes a good story!