these are vasquez rocks, named after an outlaw who used to hide out in the then unnamed rocks to evade the law.
i'm guessing, by way of deduction, that his name was mr. vasquez.
i'm also including them because:
- they were immortalized in an episode of star trek wherein kirk battled a lizard creature for the entertainment of higher beings (and me, and you, probably)
- they are in los angeles and i don't know of too many other cities where you can drive for 30 minutes and find yourself in the middle of the desert surrounded by crazy gigantic jagged rocks that have been immortalized in/by star trek.