Here I am back at South Watuppa Pond, which is certainly not as clear as Lake Tahoe. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I returned to the large turtle effigy I have shown previously (7/31/13).
The back of this turtle has a few deep grinding slicks, which were probably used for acorns.
The shallow clear water reveals a small collection of hand tool sized stones in front of the turtle, forming a small circle surrounded by larger rocks.
It is tempting, but I resist the urge to move them. Perhaps this is where the Native women kept their grinding tools, or someone left donations for some forgotten purpose.
On a rock besides the ring reposes a deceased clan member.