The Shaman’s Redoubt – Danville

The Shaman’s Redoubt  – Mt Diablo   – Danville


Just a figment of our wild imaginations, this habitable site is the best we’ve found up on top of the mountain. We think the Volvon overlords of the kingdom encompassing the California central valley and coast may have been using this spot for 10,000 years.


Head out this delightful mile long trail to the former Greenhill Ranch.


This 10 mile by 10 mile piece of the planet was Volvon Territory for thousands of years. The Redoubt looks over it. The main Volvon Village is just past the peak in the distance.


The former ranch, designed by William Wurster, is still a real piece of work.



At one time, this was western California living at its best. Right on the side of the mountain. Year round creeks emanating from both sides of the knoll.


The numbers indicate how many bedrock mortars we have found at each site. None found at The Redoubt. Just a feeling.

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