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9/20/2018 Eight Mile Rock, UT - Photos include the Eight Mile Rock and some more caves near by. Inside the caves at the Eight Mile Rock are very neat, only need minor fix up and ready to move in, even can foods are still untouched. However some similar cave houses are not so neat, just like inside the trash can. There are many caves around here, use for houses or storage spaces.
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9/20/2018 Hatch Rock, UT - This is a small scale of the Mormon polygamist community, unlike Colorado City Arizona, which is a large community. Its also called Rockland Ranch. Uniqueness of this community is a cave living, sort of, parts of houses are stick out from the cave, but mainly in the cave. My question is, few guys took all women as their wives, then left of guy population has no chance to have a wife, are there high rate of gay community in Mormon?
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9/20/2018 Looking Glass Rock, UT - They need to improve the parking lot. Anyway, there is no designated parking lot, park the car wherever adequate. Very short hike to get to the south side of the rock mound that the best view of this place. There is a arch and small alcove in the large opening.
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9/21/2018 Arsenic Arch, UT - This is a pink arch and surrounding here is all pink rocks. It is a cute and smaller size arch located atop of the rock surface and one mile hike to get here. Seems to getting thinner and soon to be vanish this arch, already pilled up rocks under the arch that felled from the arch.
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9/22/2018 Three Fingers Canyon, San Rafael Swell, UT - There are many canyons around here but no signs at all. North side of the mouth of Three Fingers Canyon, there are petroglyphs. No clear divide canyon rock wall and floor, petroglyphs are on the both wall and floor. It is a nice view area.
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9/22/2018 Quitchupah Creek RA, UT - I didn’t see any RA for long time, at the end of the road, just before crossing running water Quitchupah creek, there are few panels. Some rock arts are old and some of are not so old, seems to keep adding. Pictographs are mainly the red pigment.
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9/23/2018 King Crown Panel, east of Ferron, UT - It is near the King Crown Mountain. This panel is located little higher side and road to get there is ATV road. I have hiked from the main dirt road, there is no rocks, I was wondering for while I can find RA or not. The panel has many figures, it is not a large panel but very enjoyable.
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9/23/2018 Juggler Panel, Molen Reef Cutoff Road, UT - Photos are included two separate sites one from the Juggler Panel and another one from near by panel. Juggler Panel is east side of the famous Snake Panel, another pictographs is 2 miles northwest from Juggler Panel.
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9/24/2018 Red and White Panel (Kay Named), Short Canyon, UT - This Short Canyon is north of the Molen Reef Cutoff Road, not the White Canyon. White petroglyphs top of the Red pictographs that the name got it. Red pictographs are old and white petroglyphs are newer than red pictographs. I was in the Short Canyon not long ago, but I missed this panel by less than 50ft, I am glad I saw it at this time.
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9/24/2018 Enumerate Panel (Kay Named), Sid and Charlie, UT - In this panel, there are many counting figures that the name got it. There are many figures in this panel, which my favorite RA panel to see it. I saw that some petroglyphs are carved atop of the existing petroglyphs, also different groups of people carved at different times. Seems to this is a popular place.
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9/24/2018 Weeping Man Panel (Kay Named), Sid and Charlie, UT - I thought he is crying because I don’t visit him sooner enough and still crying because I left too soon, ok...this is my side of story. There are few panels near the Weeping Man Panel, all those are smaller size of panels. I feel like I can find some more panels, if spend some more time.
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9/27/2018 Big Spring Cyn - Squaw Cyn Loop, The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT - I have hiked from the Big Spring Canyon through the Squaw Canyon loop that total 7.7 miles. The highlight of this hike is a middle of the hike, beautiful rock formation all over. I believe the counter-clockwise loop, which I took, is much more easier.
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9/28/2018 Kangaroo Panel (Kay Named), Indian Creek, Bears Ears National Monument, UT - I thought this site is tough to hike up because the steepness of the slope, I was wrong, there is a trail for rock climbers, follow the trail, relatively easier to hike up. One figure that just like a kangaroo, front legs are short and back legs are long that the name got it.
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9/28/2018 Five Faces Panel, Davis Canyon, The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT - I am so relief, it’s over. I wanted to see this panel for while but I was not sure I can drive up on the deep sand road. Positive side is I have unforgettable driving experience. But I don’t want to go back there any time soon. The panel is located at the tricky place, I took photos from other side of the cliff. I am so glad I found it.
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9/29/2018 Joint Trail, The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT - The Joint Trail is a fun place to be, and long 11 miles hike from the Elephant Hill TH. Hike in the deep narrow ravine and some place was tight squeeze, which is an optional to go through that I went through an unknowingly. Then trail go through large grotto, unlike cave, light is getting in, so that visible inside. Signposted at all junctions, which easier to navigate. My recommendation is hike clockwise loop at Chesler Park to get in the Joint Trail that easier.
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10/3/2018 Catstail Canyon RA, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT - It was short hike to the panel from the TH that near the highway #89. There are many petroglyphs and pictographs, but all aged and fading out, can’t appear nicely on the photos. But I captured some of.
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10/4/2018 South Fork Indian Canyon Pictographs, Moquith Mountain Wildness Study Area, UT - The road is deep sand all the way that freak me out to drive, after 1.6 miles quit drive and started to hike. TH to alcove is rocky and steep, and fence around at danger zone. The alcove with full of pictographs, is covered with trees and bushes, not visible from outside.
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10/5/2018 Moqui Cave Store, near Kanab, UT - Originally it was dancehall and bar that converted to a museum and store now. The bar area is now a museum and collection of variety of old items, and dancehall area is display of fluorescent minerals, which emitted different colors in the dark creepy cave.
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10/5/2018 Moqui Cave, near Moqui Cave Store, UT - It is a fun place to be, there are several cave openings, and can watch highway 89 traffic from the inside the cave. However need some scramble require to hike up the hill to get it. The cave is not long, couple hundreds feet is the most.
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10/5/2018 Mansard Alcove, near Kanab, UT - There are few alcoves but this one is the closest, and two ways to get there, one is the ATV road that different than well maintained hiking trail. The panel is on the floor, there are many petroglyphs. One thing that seems to be the water run-a-way, but no water get into the alcove, so that it’s slides for a fun - really?
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10/6/2018 Lone Rock, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT - It is a road side attraction of highway #89. Water color is beautiful creamy emerald color, just like Gracia water color in Canada. Currently water level is low, so that half way of the Lone Rock has water level mark to tell when water level was peak. There are many campers, where campgrounds appeared by low water level.
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10/6/2018 Wahweap Overlook, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ - The overlook is located at the Arizona side of Utah-Arizona border. Beautiful wide view of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Wahweap Marina is below and can see the many line up the boats.
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10/10/2018 Recapture Creek Lower Petro, UT - This is a highway 262, Hovenweep, road side panel. The panel is faced west, so that drive to east, can see it from the road that the way I found during driving. There are many petroglyphs that I can see, but most of are faded out and not showing on the photos.
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10/10/2018 Dry Hole Ruin (Kay Named), Montezuma Canyon, UT - This ruin is not far from the Hatch Trading Post and located high up the wall in the alcove, I don’t know how to get it. There is a rod, upper side of the cliff called Dry Hole Road that the ruin name got it.
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10/10/2018 Nancy Patterson Village, Montezuma Canyon, UT - Nancy Patterson is the name of a race horse that escaped from nearby ranch and captured in the canyon, and became the name of the canyon. This village was excavated and concluded 300 rooms village, then back filled. It is not make sense to me why spent time, money and energy to excavated and don’t want to show the result to the public, instead of back filled? This place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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10/10/2018 Nancy Patterson RA, Montezuma Canyon, UT - The panel is located lower side of the Nancy Patterson Village, where village site is upper side of the cliff. I was looking for the Spirit Bird Cave and found the petroglyphs panel, but not cave. It was mixed motion with happy and sad at the same time.
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10/11/2018 Abajo Mountain Range, UT - Rain every day, not all day, since oct 7th to today. Last few days, dumped snow on the Abajo Mountain range over 10,000ft. Winter came 2 1/2 months early this year compare to last year. Snow covered mountains are beautiful.
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10/12/2018 Cairn Ruin (Kay Named), Montezuma Canyon, UT - There is tall cairn atop of the hill that visible from the Montezuma Canyon Road, I was wondering and I saw old trail goes up, so that hiked up to find out. There are some rooms of ruin remind by stack up rocks. Wide open view from this site.
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10/12/2018 Flat Rock Ruin (Kay Named), Montezuma Canyon, UT - This ruin is unique, using flat rock surface, not ordinarily stack up small rocks, just like ruin condominium. Windows or entrance openings are visible from the Montezuma Canyon Road that other side of the creek.
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10/12/2018 Middle Ruin (Kay Named), Montezuma Canyon, UT - It is not located high up nor ground level, middle of the cliff that the name got it. Not easy to see it by blocked with many cottonwood trees, and camouflage by surrounding rocks. It’s other side of the creek but visible from the Montezuma Creek Road.
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10/12/2018 Face North Ruin (Kay Named), Montezuma Canyon, UT - Not many north faced ruin around here, this is rare one. Currently there is no cows and no running water inside the fence, maybe we can walk around, but I took photos from the Montezuma Canyon Road.
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10/12/2018 Sheep Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT - This panel is located higher side of the cliff, I didn’t climb up, took photos from the Montezuma Creek Road. Few sheeps like figures and some more that I couldn’t recognized on the panel.
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