Los Vaqueros north entrance opening July 16, 2012July 16, 2012Eloine Los Vaqueros has been closed for over a year due to an expansion project of the dam. They opened the park up for one day of free admission and festivities. Below is a few snapshots of the day. Red tailed hawk take off Tarantula hawk Looking up at a mighty blue oak Ohlone Indian showing the craft of sifting mashed acorns to make acorn flower Closeup of a soaproot brush used by the indians to sweep acorn flour remnants from the baskets The soaproot bulb used to make the glue for the handle Ohlone indian demonstration how to make twine cordage from the California native dogbane or Indian hemp. Stronger than cotton cordage. Not sure of the type of oak here but I loved the cast shadow it made in the noon day sun against the hill.