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Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:54 pm
by Aedwards27
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These are all in the same locale and some are very old. It required a 9 mile hike, each way.

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Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:47 pm
by Kauri
Very nice!! I initially thought I knew where the big circle of rocks might be, but given your hint that these photos are of a location reached after a 9 mile hike I think my guess is likely not correct. I've encountered a few of those (rock alignments?) when I haven't been looking for them, in various locations in the park, and it makes me wonder just how many are out there.

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:25 pm
by Aedwards27
Kauri wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Very nice!! I initially thought I knew where the big circle of rocks might be, but given your hint that these photos are of a location reached after a 9 mile hike I think my guess is likely not correct. I've encountered a few of those (rock alignments?) when I haven't been looking for them, in various locations in the park, and it makes me wonder just how many are out there.

There are TONS of alignments in the park. I've found 10 or so of them. Blinds are pretty common as well, however finding one intact to that extent was a big deal. I found it on Google Earth and made the trek.

The one pictured takes about 4 miles to get to. The older petros at the end of my post are the long hike!

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:35 pm
by Gowergulch42
An amazing selection of finds!

I've been looking for that particular set of pictos for a while!

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:33 pm
by ETAV8R
Very nice indeed. Thank you for sharing.

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:09 am
by D.A. Wright
Thank you for keeping locations under your hat and photos showing backgrounds that offer few clues.

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:21 pm
by Aedwards27
D.A. Wright wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:09 am
Thank you for keeping locations under your hat and photos showing backgrounds that offer few clues.

I'm so paranoid about that stuff. One of those sites is only about 2 miles from someplace frequently travelled so I only go early in the morning when there is less traffic.

I'm even more protective than is probably logical because I was told about some of these by tribal members.

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:27 pm
by TacoLand
Thank you for sharing these photos. I'm not much inclined to search out petroglyphs and alignments in the Park (or elsewhere), so being exposed to them this way is great for me. Also appreciate your respect for the sites.

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:09 pm
by MojaveGeek
Didn't see these until now. Thanks for sharing! You have a real good eye and good info for this stuff; you're quite the hunter! I really like the pictographs - I have never seen pictos in the park. The blind and the alignment are real nice. Alignment is one of the nicest I've seen. I encountered some "sleeping circles" near the DV Buttes on my first time to the park and have not been able to find them again; I fear they may have gotten trashed.

The petros on the small rocks, which could conceivable be taken whole in a backpack, are especially worthy of secrecy. I have a real nice pic of my young son holding a bighorn, but we carefully replaced it precisely as we'd found it. Even I was thinking how sweet it would look on display at my house, but that would be so wrong.