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4/17/2018 Red Bear Panel, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - I know this place does exist but can’t find where or how to get there. It was hopeless to find it that I thought. During hiking I met Peter and he mentioned me the TH and told me to follow the trail, so I did it and found the panel. It is little faded out but beautiful panel with large size of red bear.
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5/17/2018 Remnant Panel & Ruins, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - This place is located not far from the Red Bear Panel, and upper side of the canyon on flat area. There are some remnant panels, I saw three and two are tiny ones, and ruins.
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5/16/2018 Ruin Rock, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - I wanted to see this panel very badly, I couldn’t find the trail to get there, hike around for while and finally find the way to get there, when I got there, I was already tired but excited. The panel is located higher side and no way to get closer. There are many figures and beautiful panel. Ruins are near by.
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5/16/2018 Hands Panel, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - There are many hands pictographs on the wall, some of are seems to mud, I can’t tell paint or mud. I didn’t count, but assume more than 100. It is located very large alcove and avoiding severe weather.
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5/16/2018 Sipapu - Kachina Bridges Loop, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - There are Horse Collar Ruins, I didn’t hiked up because I couldn’t find the way to get there. Beautiful canyon hike. 2nd row 2nd photo from left, there are small arch, I have hiked atop of this arch on the way to the Ruin Rock.
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5/15/2018 Twin Mini Ruins (Kay Named), Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - This is the same area to the Ropeout Ruins & Kiva, only different is higher side and no rope out for the Twin Mini Ruins, but roped out a kiva like hole, smaller size. Twin Mini Ruins are by the wall and deeper, entrances are close each other. One hand pictograph near by.
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5/15/2018 Ropeout Ruins & Kiva (Kay Named), Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - The park service has roped the area of the ruins and kiva to not cross the rope, took photos from the distance. Seems to good condition to preserving it.
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5/15/2018 Big 2 Ledge Ruins, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - It is located way high up and long wooden log is on the ground to not anyone to climb up. One ruin is located small ledge area, I don’t know how to relax in unstable area. All other ruins are more higher side of open area, few ruins are located on the ledge.
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4/15/2018 Two Tone Color Rock Panel & Ruins (Kay Named), Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - Not far from the White Man Panel, located middle of the cliff, need scramble to hike up to get there. There are few ruins and Two Tone Color Rock Panel that circular figure on top whiter rock wall and diamond shape bottom red wall.
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5/15/2018 White Man Panel & Ruins, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - I wanted to see this panel for while, finally I am happy to saw it. White Man and other figures are large in size. Ruins are by this panel. I am not sure is X wooden poles in the small opening, 2nd left from top row, is this opening of underground room?
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5/15/2018 White Canyon, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - I have hiked on the White Canyon for 9 miles RT from Sipapu Bridge TH to explore the canyon. It is beautiful canyon, but not long enough distance, 4 miles RT shorter, and missed few more ruins. Oh well...next time.
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5/15/2018 Sipapu Bridge View Point and Ruin, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - It is located upper side of the way to get down to the Sipapu Bridge. Possible to see the Sipapu Bridge more closer look. There is a ruin on the way to the view point.
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5/15/2018 Sipapu Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT - This bridge is the second largest natural bridge in the World, after the Rainbow Bridge. 3 wooden ladders and couple metal stairs to get to the bottom of the White Canyon to look up the bridge, surely it’s big. I saw many Condors, black body with neck up is all red, I believe it Condors but little smaller size, they were rested on the dead trees.
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5/14/2018 Dinosaur Museum, Blanding, UT - A couple’s, Stephen and Sylvia Czerkas, years of collection of dinosaur items had been donated to this Dinosaur Museum. Also Stephen was the professional dinosaur sculptor that he create it from scratch. In the museum, there are many his creation of the dinosaurs and their collection of original posters displayed.
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5/11/2018 Kachina Ruin Rock Art, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - There are many petroglyphs and pictographs on the large cliff wall and on the rocks, and some of are inside the kiva like structure. Those rock art are not consistent, a means many different groups added figures in different time periods.
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5/11/2018 Kachina Ruin, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - It is located just west side of the Kachina Bridge in the White Canyon, and little higher side of the canyon bed. There are couple circle kiva look like and tiny granary like structures.
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5/11/2018 Kachina Bridge Panel, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - This panel is located on the south side of Kachina Bridge about 20 ft high, no way, to me, to climb up to see close look. There are many figures on this panel.
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5/11/2018 Kachina Bridge, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - This is the youngest bridge, about 20K years old, among three major bridges in this monument. It is located White Canyon side of confluence of White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon.
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5/11/2018 Shoe Panel, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - It is located at middle of the cliff wall and visible from the trail, if give an attention. Not much room at front of the panel, a means not enough space to back up to take photos. There are many figures but majority is a long triangle banner like figure.
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5/11/2018 Shoe Ruin, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - This place is located about 1 mile northwest from the Owachomo Bridge. If hike from Kachina Bridge side, easy to miss this place because obstacle by trees and bushes. It is a small ruin and one of the room is crawl to get in.
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5/11/2018 Owachomo Bridge, Natural Bridge National Monument, UT - This bridge is located south side of the park and one of the three major natural bridges in this monument. It is large in size and oldest bridge, about 60K years old, in this park. Located in the Armstrong Canyon.
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5/9/2018 Lower Butler Wash, Bluff, UT - On 5/4/18 I couldn’t to go down from west side because steep cliff. Today I tried from east side to got down to the bottom of the wash. I saw nice petroglphs panels. I am sure I can find some more, but very heavy bushwhacking involved and I didn’t go too far.
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5/9/2018 Yeibichai Site, Bluff, UT - When I have visited on 5/4/18, I was so close but I didn’t know the exact location. Today I had a help with Jim and watched the video, after that I know the exact location, so that visited again and finally saw the Yei petro. Not easy to see it, can’t see it even 10ft away, until stand at front of Yei.
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5/8/2018 Lower Decker Site, UT - This place is located upper side of the Cottonwood Wash. I saw a ruin but located at the steep place and couldn’t go to inside. I found couple petroglyphs panels and there are many more out there, but located in the private property and wire fences are everywhere, the owner don’t want to let us in that was sacks.
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5/8/2018 Lance Site, UT - This place is dedicated to Reed Lance who was Monticello UT resident. Up on the middle of the cliff, there are couple simple benches and look down the nice view, I guess this is the place Reed Lance came to enjoy the view. I was hoping to find some petroglyphs panels, I found some petroglyphs but not much.
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5/6/2018 Spring Canyon, Bluff, UT - I had hiked to the mouth of the Spring Canyon from bottom of the dry wash couple months ago. Today I saw it from the top of the canyon to look down. It is beautiful canyon, atop of the cliff is all white color rocks and below canyon wall is red color. It is near the town of White Mesa, I think its name from white rocks top.
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5/5/2018 Poncho House Ruins, Bluff, UT - When reached parking lot, I was higher side of the cliff. View around here is just gorgeous, I can see the Poncho House Ruins from distance. I tried to go to bottom of the canyon and visit the Poncho House Ruin, but can’t find the way to go down, cliffs are everywhere. After 9 miles of search the way to go down, I gave up.
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5/4/2018 Hidden Ruin, Lower Butler Wash, Bluff, UT - I was try to get down to the bottom of the Lower Butler Wash from west side, but everywhere too steep for me, I try to avoid too much risky hike for during solo hike. I couldn’t go down, instead of lucky enough to find the hidden ruin that can’t see from above and below.
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5/4/2018 Yei (Yeibichai) Site, Bluff, UT - I wanted to find the Yei site, see last pic that from one of the books. I don’t know how big this petroglyph is, all I know is located this area. There are many rocks/boulders I checked one by one but no luck. If you know the exact location, please let me know. I found a few small size horse petroglyphs.
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5/1/2018 Minor Overlook, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, UT - This overlook is not far from the Anticline Overlook, view is just like the Anticline Overlook, beautiful. The name from one of the rangers who contributed this area for long time. It is drive through loop but no parking lot for nice view, that the case enjoy the view from the car.
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5/1/2018 Anticline Overlook, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, UT - It is located at the end of good dirt road. From the overlook, the Colorado River, Potash Evaporation Ponds, meandering Kane Creek road to the Hurrah Pass are just below to look down, very nice view. Hiking loop trail is too short for this nice view.
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5/1/2018 Wine Glass Arch, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, UT - This place is a roadside of the Hatch Point Road that the way to go to the Anticline Overlook. Below arch is the place of cattle gathering place. The arch is high up and no place to take a good arch background photo.
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4/28/2018 Behind the Rocks, Moab, UT - I have started hike on the Moab Rim Safari Route that rated #7, I can’t believe someone can drive this route, even not easy for just hike up. At the higher side, there is overview point to look down the entire town of Moab and the view is just gorgeous. 1st row center, I am standing on the road, road goes up on my right.
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4/28/2018 Amasa Run, Moab, UT - This is an annual run event and three different categories, 6.5 miles, 9.5 miles and 15.5 miles. The course starts and ends at Amasa Back trail head, which is the 1st parking lot after end of pavement on the Kane Creek Blvd. It is beautiful place to run but over 1,000ft of elevation gain from over 4,000ft base and some of were run over 3 hrs.
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4/28/2018 Kane Creek Boulevard Panel, Moab, UT - This is one of the rock art panel on the Kane Creek Boulevard, and located between 1st and 2nd parking lot after paved road end. Climb up the steep trail to get there, very nice view from there.
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4/28/2018 False Kiva Rock Art Panel, Moab, UT - This is located opposite side of the parking lot, second parking lot after paved road end, on the Kane Creek Blverd. There is a trail to climb up the steep hill, the panel is bottom of the large tall cliff wall. There is a like kiva, that the reason the name of False Kiva came from.
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4/28/2018 Birthing Panel, Moab, UT - It is my second time to visit. They built the wooden fence around the boulder. This boulder has petroglyphs on for all four faces. There are too many cars pass by and boulder is close to the dirt road, sooner will cover with dust all over the boulder.
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4/27/2018 Troll Bridge, Moab, UT - View of this relatively smaller bridge from west side is located atop of the dry waterfalls, however view from east side is a bridge over the drainage. It is located intersection of two canyons, one canyon is smaller than other.
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4/27/2018 Solstice Snake Panel, Moab, UT - It is 17ft snake located middle of the beautiful red fins area near Moab. I didn’t know was, there is a trail to get there, I was one canyon south, big loop to get there, on way back I was on the trail all the way, but lost trail few times because scrambling rocks.
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4/27/2018 Pritchett Canyon Safari Route, Moab, UT - This route is rated #5. To me, it is impossible to drive, but more diffuclut is more fun to drive for the fearless drivers. I had a chance to witness six 4x4ers drive up to an extremely difficult Safari Route. Watched all four tires were moved to different direction. Even brave to be a passenger on those cars.
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4/24/2018 Bear Panel, Moab, UT - It is located little south of the Indian Writing, but I missed it, so made sure to stop by way back. I should to go hike up, but I was tired and took photos from the faraway. It is nice Colorado River view next the Potash Road.
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4/24/2018 Jug Handle Arch, Moab, UT - Short steep hill to scramble up to the petroglyphs panel that just southwest from the Jug Handle Arch, nice arch view from the panel side. This is my second visit, make sure to take enough photos of petroglyphs.
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4/24/2018 Jeep Arch, Moab, UT - It’s also called Gold Bar Arch. This arch is located not far from the Colona Arch, however very quiet/unpopular here compare to the Colona Arch, because more strenuous hike is required. I have hiked a loop and arch view is better from the west side.
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4/24/2018 Poison Spider Rock Art Panel, Moab, UT - It is short distance from the parking lot, but steep trail to get there. There are some nice petroglyphs, also dinosaur tacks too. Very nice view from the panel, look down the Colorado River view.
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4/24/2018 Utah Highway 279 Rock Art Site, Moab, UT - Commonly called the Potash Road Indian Writing. There are many groups of the petroglyphs that located about 20ft high on the wall from the ground in one hundred feet range. This is the one of must see around Moab tourist attraction place.
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4/23/2018 Seven Mile Creek, Moab, UT - This is the lower side of the Sevenmile Canyon, but sign indicates Seven Mile Creek. Both sides of the creek are very tall walls, and no way to exit the canyon. I don’t know the next trail to go out, so that came back at the confluence of the Seven Mile Creek and Courthouse Wash. Unfortunately I didn’t find any rock art in the creek.
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4/23/2018 Tow My Car, Moab, UT - When back up to park my car, I didn’t see the culvert was there, and driver side back tire was totally in the culvert hole. Waited couple hours to a tow track to rescue me. Tow track driver said, you are lucky to not rollover the car. There is a large rock in the hole and spare tire cushion it to save any damages. No damage on my car, under this circumstance, how lucky I am.
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4/23/2018 Courthouse Wash Rock Art site, Moab, UT - This is my second visit, the pictographs are similar to before but I have visited early morning before sun hits it, so picture came out little different. I was make sure to take petroglyphs photos too.
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4/22/2018 Morning Glory Bridge, Moab, UT - Hike up on the Negro Bill Trail, but seems to changed the name, I didn’t see the sign of the Negro Bill Trail, instead of I saw the Grandstaff Trailhead sign. The trail is very clear and cross the creek numerous times to get to the bridge. The bridge is large in size and very close to cliff behind.
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4/22/2018 Mill Creek, Moab, UT - It is very popular place for young people. Creek water is cold side but that doesn’t stop jump down from the cliff to the pool below. I found three distinguish rock art sites, first one is high up, 2nd one is confluence of two canyons, Mill Creek and North Fork Mill Creek, three boulder on the ground level and 3rd one is in the high up in the alcove.
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