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1/19/2019 Shiprock, NM - The Shiprock is located northwest of New Mexico, and its standing the middle of the flat area, which means visible from all directions. It is 7178ft above the sea level and there are total six dikes, but I saw only one.
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1/19/2019 Waterflow Panels West, NM - This place is a treasure and a shame that too close to busy highway. There are many panels, each panel has many figures, I took 250 photos. There are wire fence but there are openings by public demand. I did east half on 12/5/2018. This is the same area, but west half.
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1/20/2019 Simon Canyon Ruin, Dinetah, NM - This unique ruin is located atop of the boulder. The ruin self is smaller in size. I don’t know how to get up there, they should to have a ladder, otherwise no easy way to climb up the boulder.
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1/20/2019 Simon Canyon Petro, Dinetah, NM - County road #4280 that the road to go to the Simon Canyon TH. I found two separate panels that visible from the road. Both panels contained mainly human figures, one is high up the hill and one is ground level.
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1/20/2019 Navajo Lake State Park, NM - The Navajo Dam is large in size and impressive, especially the road goes diagonally from bottom to upper side of the dam on the side of the dam. Not much activities in the lake now but I am sure that packed people during summer season.
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1/21/2019 Blanco Canyon Arch, Dinetah, NM - I have hiked on the road to get this plalce. The arch is located high up the cliff and no way to get closer. It is unique arch by hand bar shape, two 90 degrees corners. I was hoping to find some RA but not.
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1/22/2019 Cliff Hike Loop, Dinetah, NM - Some snow last night that melted right away but ground was muddy condition. I have hiked by the cliff, hopefully to find the RA, but no RA there. It is beautiful area and nice view.
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1/23/2019 Roadside Petroglyphs, Dinetah, NM - There are many petroglyphs in the Dinetah area, side of the roads are not exception. I drove my car slowly to found some petroglyphs, some of are old and some of are not so old. Those photos are mainly the county road #4990 and #4450.
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1/23/2019 Fresno Canyon, Dinetah, NM - Suppose to there are nice arches, but I couldn’t find it, all I found was one tiny arch, even I have hiked up to the upper side of the cliff from the back side of the trail. I was hoping to find some RA, I found only couple petroglyphs.
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1/24/2019 Carrizo Canyon Panel, Dinetah, NM - South faced cliff wall that the panel is located. Beautiful panel, some petroglyphs are top of the old petroglyphs, there are many figures. I wanted to see this panel for while, so satisfied when I saw it.
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1/24/2019 East of the Delgadito Canyon, Dinetah, NM - Funny thing was, I thought this is the Delgadito Canyon, found some RA and three waterfalls to deal with, at the third waterfalls I don’t want hike on the snow, so that I turn back. When came back and checked the Google Earth, I don’t believe I was wrong canyon.
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1/25/2019 Largo Canyon Petroglyphs, Dinetah, NM - I was here not long ago, 12/18/18. Since that I learned there are many more petroglyphs in the canyon. So that I have hiked north side of the canyon from last time I was here. I found three panels, one is too far and pic doesn’t come out right but you can tell what looks like.
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1/25/2019 Hill Top Ruin (Kay Named), Dinetah, NM - I took photos from the old Largo Canyon School, which is the Wild Horse Sanctuary now. The ruin is located atop of the hill, I think this is the Largo School Ruin, but I never been there, so that until I’ll visit it, use my name.
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2/1/2019 Tombstone Butte, northwest of Moab, UT - All around here is red rock color. It is large and straight walls when getting closer to see. Its very impressive look, but no sign of RA.
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2/1/2019 Secret Spire, northwest of Moab, UT - It is not visible until getting very close to it that the why called Secret Spire. Only one spire standing atop of the rounding surface of boulder that odd. It is located between top mesa and bottom of the canyon.
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2/1/2019 Secret Arch (Kay Named), northwest of Moab, UT - This arch is located not far from the Secret Spire and spotted from the main road. It is smaller in size and not popular like Secret Spire.
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2/2/2019 Scott M Matheson Wetland Preserve, Moab, UT - North side of Moab that this place is located. Sign said 895 acres and 225 species of birds, but I saw no birds, a means hard to believe birds are here. Because winter is not a good time to visit this place, I guess.
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2/2/2019 Kings Bottom RA, Moab, UT - Not many but I found some petroglyphs in this area. Just hike around here is worth to spend time, because small area and beautiful view. The area is between close look of the fin of large rocks (mountains to me) and other side of Colorado river cliff walls.
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2/7/2019 Pritchett Canyon Panel, Moab, UT - It is a small panel that located north side of over the creek off the Pritchett Canyon Road. On the panel, some of are missing by crack the top layer of the rock wall, some of are faded out, but can see some petroglyphs.
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2/7/2019 Pritchett Canyon Ruin, Moab, UT - It is located in the small side canyon that little off from the Pritchett Canyon, but close enough. It is pile of rocks, I don’t know its called ruin or not, seems to started gathering the rocks to built the ruin and quit before complete it.
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2/7/2019 22-Sheep Panel, Moab, UT - It is located on the higher side of the hill, to get to this place, couple spots need attention. When hike up to the hill, there is a flat area, where 22-Sheep Panel is located. The cliff wall is large in size but petroglyphs are relatively small in size.
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2/7/2019 Majic Theater Arch, Moab, UT - I saw pass by nice alcoves and hike father to find the arch. I couldn’t find any arches around here. After return, I saw the alcove again and noticed rain water stain betwen rocks, then light came out that this is the arch I am looking for. I can’t see the sky, but I am sure a long crack that called an arch there.
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2/8/2019 Marching Men, Arches National Park, UT - This area is located northwest side of the Arches National Park, beautiful rock formation surrounding it, just hike aorund is worth it. I had a difficult time to take photos because I was right place but sun was not.
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2/8/2019 Balancing Spire, Arches National Park, UT - This Balancing Spire is also the Leaning Spire that depending on which angle to look at. It is large in size but around here is all large rocks/boulders/cliff walls, so that this one doesn’t get any attentions, sad!
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2/8/2019 Tower Arch, Arches National Park, UT - There is no sign other than the TH, the trail is all depending the cairns. It is located between fins, so that not visible from any places on the trail. It is large in size in beautiful area. I saw few more smaller arches from the trail.
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2/9/2019 Eardley Canyon Panel, San Rafael Swell, UT - The panel is located on the ground level and behind the bushes, even no leaves on the bushes in winter, I missed it at first time, not easy to spot. Also color of cliff wall is not easy to see petroglyphs with human eyes.
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2/10/2019 Ernie Wash Panel, San Rafael Swell, UT - The panel is located higher side of nice large flat cliff wall. I assume there were sand dune to climb up to carved petroglyphs, because there is no rocks or boulder to support it. This panel is not easy to see because of rock quality.
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2/10/2019 Ernie Wash Arch, San Rafael Swell, UT - The arch is located very high up, atop of the cliff wall. Which means not easy to see it, I have a 65x optical zoom camera, so that no problem to shoot photos.
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2/10/2019 Farnsworth Canyon Narrow, San Rafael Swell, UT - The canyon was getting narrower but enough space to human to go through the narrow, actually fun place for all families. It was not too long, maybe less than 1/2 mile.
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2/10/2019 Farnsworth Canyon Pictographs, San Rafael Swell, UT - North side of canyon is all snow covered on the ground. I couldn’t find the panel but keep hiking, and gave it up and turn back. On the way back, I saw a cairn on the boulder, then carefully look around it, and found pictographs way high up. That small cairn made my day!
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