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2/24/2018 Frontier Museum, Monticello, Utah - This place is located in the historic barn also a visitor center adjacent to it. Museum display items are donated by locals, and there are many items, some of are very old and some of are not so old.
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2/24/2018 Pioneer Park, Monticello, UT - This place is behind and beside of a Pizza Restaurant, small place with few old pioneer houses still standing. I didn’t walk around because deep snow. When I have time after snow melt, walk inside the each building that I want to do in near future.
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2/24/18 TrueValue Store, Monticello, UT - Out side the TrueValue store of the front wall has drawing rock art, one of the drawing that never see anyplace else is the bicycle rider.
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2/23/2018 Monticello Snow, UT - Last few days, weather was not good and pretty good fresh snow fell last night through noon today. It was white fluffy flakes that accumulate to 7 or 8 inches on the ground. I am sure and hope will melt soon, so that I can go out.
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2/18/2018 Caves in Montezuma Canyon, UT - Many caves in the Montezuma Canyon are use by human, for living houses, storage sites or car garages. Some of caves are nature made, some of are addition to human carved, interesting to see it.
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2/18/2018 Pictographs, Montezuma Canyon, UT - I have visited 3 new pictographs sites today, one is definitely can tell 'Bunny' panel, but some of are I have no idea what suppose to. Pictographs at the Bradford Canyon Ruin, has own wooden fence, without fence I am sure I missed it.
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2/18/2018 Petroglyphs, Montezuma Canyon, UT - I have visited 3 new petroglyphs sites for me today. Many of are not easy to see or don’t come out right on the photos. There are many petroglyphs sites in the Montezuma Canyon area, much more than I expected.
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2/18/2018 Ruins in Montezuma Canyon, UT - I have visited 8 ruins today, Bradford Canyon Ruin has wooden fence and my second time to stop by, all other 7 small ruins are new to me. Honeycomb Ruin is way up, even I didn’t try to climb up the hill.
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2/18/2018 Montezuma Canyon Attraction, UT - Easy to spot Montezuma Canyon attractions are Montezuma Steps, Montezuma Ladder, Montezuma Vineyard, Dam and Arch. Those can find from driving car on the Montezuma Canyon Road (CR146).
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2/17/2015 Bug Point Road, Montezuma Canyon area, UT - I spotted 6 areas of rock art sites from my car when driving, all those are small panels. It is near the ranch, and not far from the road.
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2/17/2018 Full House Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT - The panel is on the large boulder with full of figures. I didn’t see this boulder from below, so that it is a bonus for me to find it. It is located on the hill that between ground level and back of tall cliff.
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2/17/2018 Under the Cloud Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT - Need a good binocular to find this place, it is impossible to find with naked eyes. I used a rope to climb up the wall. A large cloud coverd entire panel. There is small another panel beside this panel.
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2/17/2018 Snake Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT (0.8 mile) - The panel is little dusty, need good rain to wash it out. This is one of the masterpieces of petroglyphs panel in the Montezuma Canyon. There are many figures in this panel and majority is the snake like figures.
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2/17/2018 Salvation Knoll, Cedar Mesa, UT (0.5 mile) - I am getting a credit from the peakbagger.com even very short hike. View is very wide view that the why this place name came from, 4 guys were lost and last meal ended here, they hike up Knoll and found where to be, this Knoll made happy ending.
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2/17/2018 Highway 95 Roadside Ruin, Cedar Mesa, UT - It is small canyon located at north side of Highway #95 just west of the Comb Ridge. There is a small ruin and some petroglyphs on the wall.
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2/16/2018 Bluff Cemetery, UT - Location is unbelievable, the cemetery is located atop of the hill, view is gorgeous and wide view, I think everyone wants to have own graveyard here.
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2/16/2018 Great House, Bluff, UT - It was great house but there is nothing great about this place now. Covered one ruin and cover is too low to get in, all others are stack of rocks. If want to show the great house, they should excavate entire area or re-create to show the greatness.
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2/16/2018 Hobbs Wash, Bluff, UT - I was wondering this area because the historic marker. Walking around and find the area that good for ruin, but there is no ruin. I saw a petroglyph, and many graffiti.
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2/16/2018 Sand Dune Rock Art Panel, Bluff, UT (3 miles) - There are many petroglyphs panels in this area, where one panel has many petroglyphs. Trail is sandy, rocky and steep slope to hike up, but surrounding by beautiful rock formation, can enjoy hiking even without finding rock art.
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2/7/2018 Coal Bed Canyon, Montizuma Canyon, UT (1 mile) - It is not far from the Montezuma Canyon Road. There were many ruins use to, but not anymore. Only holes and scattered out of building material rocks, it was spectacular village that I can think. There are still standing stone calendars.
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2/7/2018 Rainman Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT (1 mile) - Its located upper side of the cliff, rainman is in the circle, and few more circles there. Also added petroglyphs photos of several near by small panels, like 6 or 7 different sites.
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2/6/2018 Antler Buyer, Monticello, UT - Cost of antler is depending size, color and oldness. About one Elk antler is $100 to buy it. They will send all antlers to China and they will grind to make medicine. The buyer stay in the town for just one day, but people are showed up with antlers to sell it.
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2/5/2018 Polychrome Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT (0.5 mile) - This panel and Red Panel, both located on north face wall that not usual for rock art. There are many colors pictographs that the why Polychrome Panel name came from. There are also petroglyphs on the flat surface of rocks.
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2/5/2018 Two Mines, near Montezuma Canyon, UT - I spot two mines on the way back from the Red Panel. I don’t know what kind mind exactly but I assume its Uranium mines. The mine is not long, only 30-50 ft deep, eroded road leading to these mines.
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2/5/2018 Red Panel, near Montezuma Canyon, UT (1.2 miles) - I wanted to see this panel for while, so that I was so happy to see it. All pigment is red color, little faded out but still nice red panel. Parked car at side of the road and hike up east on the use to mine road. The Red Panel is good size of alcove like, and there are many pictographs to enjoy.
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2/5/2018 One Man Ruin, Montezuma Canyon, UT - Located by the CR146 west and ground level. It is small ruin, so that I call it 'One Man Ruin'. Petroglyphs are located above the ruin, some of are fading out and not easy to see it.
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2/5/2018 Montezuma Spring Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT (1 mile) - This place is drive 0.6 miles from CR206 and CR146 intersection, and hike east from there, and panels are visible from the cow trail, where cow trail is leading to the spring, I found 5 panels, all small in size.
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2/5/2018 Brown Canyon Ruin, Blanding, UT - This ruin is visible from the CR-206 road, located middle of the cliff and easy to hike up to it with short distance. It is not large, relatively small size ruin and view from ruin is very wide view.
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2/2/2018 Pedestal Ruin, Comb Ridge, UT (1.8 miles) - The ruin is located unbelievable place, atop of the detached boulder that leaning against the cliff, insane - yes, amazed - yes, this is not the place to live that I think, but view from ruin is just gorgeous.
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2/2/2018 Lower Butler Wash Panel, Cedar Mesa, UT (5.6 miles) - At the confluence of Butler Wash and San Juan River, the panel is located the San Juan River side. There are many petroglytphs on the wall, where wall is huge in size. However many petroglyphs are fading out, also located on the high side of the wall and standing unstable slope made can’t get good photos.
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1/30/2018 Spirit Cave Ruin, Blanding, UT (less than 1 mile) - The ruins are located at the end of creek and ground level, more like hiding under the large flat rock formation area that below is the location of the cave. The cave area is large in size.
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1/30/18 Bull Pasture Ruins, Blanding, UT (1.2 miles) - There are few trails and I was lucky to picked the right trail. In this area, Recapture Creek, there is a possibility to find many ruins, where I found four ruin sites and creek is large in size.
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1/30/2018 Lems Draw Ruins, Blanding, UT (less than 1 mile) - There are few ruins that visible in sight but weeds grow very good at bottom of the creek, a means not easy to walk in the tall vegetation field. I have visited one of the largest ruin in this area with fighting with vegetation to got there.
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1/28/2018 Cave Towers, Cedar Mesa, UT (2.4 miles) - This place is just like Hovenweep National Monument, smaller size, only parts of one or two towers remind. There are many ruins, I’ve visited one of the ruins, that go through spring water in the alcove area, icicles was beautifully hanging down.
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1/28/2018 Over & Under Ruins, Cedar Mesa, UT (1.7 miles) - I’ve hiked to the Under ruin, and I don’t know how to get to the Over ruin. Over ruin is very steep side of the slick rock to get it, I couldn’t imagine how to carried rocks to built ruin there, even I couldn’t go there without any.
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1/28/2018 Tower House Ruins, Cedar Mesa, UT (1 mile) - There are many trails and confused, but one of the trails that I was on, took me to the ruins. The Tower House is two story ruins and taller than most of ruins, and Kiva is near by.
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1/27/2018 Monticello Library, UT - One of the wall of staircase is full of rock art drawings in the San Juan County Library in Monticello, just like the 'Edge of Cedars State Park' in Blanding, UT. The staircase is connect to the basement and not open for public, but all librarians are very nice people, they don’t mind to see it. This is one of the secrets in Monticello.
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1/26/2018 Black Mesa, Shash Jaa Ntional Monument, UT (5 miles inc Black Mesa Butte) - It is located in the Bears Ears National Monument, also in the Shash Jaa National Monument, funny way to say but Shash Jaa NM is under the Bears Ears NM. I was a peakbagger today and enjoyed hiking of two separate peaks in one hike.
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1/26/2018 Black Mesa Butte, Shash Jaa Ntional Monument, UT - It is located in the Bears Ears National Monument, also in the Shash Jaa National Monument, I don’t know those National Monuments are separated or not, no final decision made it yet I guess. Anyway I was a peakbagger today and enjoyed hiking.
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1/26/18 17 Room Ruin, Bluff, UT - It is very close to highway #162 and San Juan River but to get there is long way to drive up, highway #191 and paved/dirt road. Alcove is large in size and ruin is located in the alcove with nice view from it. The ruin has many small rooms, pictographs are located above the living area.
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