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5/20/2022 Half Birdman Panel, Buckhorn Draw, UT - Half of figure is human and another half figure is bird that wing and bird foot are showing. Located at the bottom of the tall cliff wall.
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5/20/2022 Black Rock Panel, Buckhorn Draw, UT - Short distance from the main road of the Buckhorn Draw. Rock color is black but carved petroglyphs is showing white. There are many more black rocks around here but only this rock has petroglyphs.
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5/20/2022 Big Hole Wash Rock Art, UT - This is the wash hike and both sides of wash walls has many holes/caves/alcove. Large red wall, where rock art panels are located, but figures are faded out not easy to see on the photos.
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5/20/2022 Cottonwood Wash Road Attractions, UT - These are the Cottonwood Wash Road attractions with large signs that hard to miss it such as, Head Rock and Idol Rock.
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5/20/2022 Cottonwood Canyon Rock Art, UT - Today was a good day, I found four rock art panels in short distance in the Cottonwood Canyon, where Cottonwood Wash road runs a parallel to the Highway 6 and 191, north of Green River. Canyon is beautiful place to hike.
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5/21/2022 Green River Rock Art, UT - I found this place from the Internet. Trailhead is different, trail is different and name is different, I thought different place but it is the same place I have been with another name called the Butterfly Bend.
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5/22/2022 Sandthrax Panel, Highway 95, UT - The rock art panel is located beside the Sandthrax Campground. It is a busy panel with many petroglyphs figures and more busier with graffiti.
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5/22/2022 Highway 95 roadside rock art, UT - I found two separate rock art panel locations, both around MM 27. There is no parking lot that the problem. Petroglyphs are not easy to see it because rock color and carved rock color are the same color.
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5/23/2022 Story Teller Panel, Old Woman Wash, UT - Trail is there all the way to the panel, which I didn’t know it and spent extra time to find the way to the panel. Red pigment dominates pictographs panel has least four different stories, I wish I can tell you those stories. I still couldn’t figured out, how did they draw high up on the straight tall wall?
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5/24/2022 Lucky Strike Mine, San Rafael Swell, UT - This mine was Uranium mine, currently inactive mine. Back ground of this mine is breath taking beauty, tall and large cliff wall all around. I saw the Hondoo Arch that not too far from the mine.
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5/24/2022 Kimball Draw Rock Art, UT - Located road side of the Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon Road. Main figures are multi colored like targets or total eclipse figures, and some more smaller figures near by, with graffiti.
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5/25/2022 Link Flat, UT - At the end of the road, there are rock art panel and cave. Rock art panel is smaller but cave is large in size and a small petroglyphs rock in the cave, view from the cave is very nice.
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5/27/2022 Pariette Wetlands, Myton, UT - Too dry to survive the wetland here, currently only portion of the wetland remind. There is the Green River near by, a good thing is animals are not depending on this wetland.
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5/27/2022 Three of Us Panel, Myton, UT - Full of water in the Green River, exploring the river side of the Green River, wish to find the rock art. Lucky me, I found couple rock art panels in separate areas, one panel has not much statement, but next panel has a strong statement called 'Three of Us'.
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5/28/2022 Sheep Canyon Rock Art, Nine Mile Canyon, UT - There are so many petroglyphs panels in the Nine Mile Canyon, however pictographs panels are rare. This place has one of the rare pictographs panel. Red color dominated pictographs of four figures are under the over hanging clilff wall. Also there are petroglyphs panels near by.
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5/28/2022 Myton 1st day Rock Art, Myton, UT - I was totally under estimated rock art in Myton, UT, because I never heard of. I was finding many rock art panels, one area after another. There are many rocks/boulders around here that suitable for the rock art.
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5/29/2022 Myton 2nd day Rock Art, Myton, UT - Continuation of yesterday, and found some more petroglyphs panels. Yesterday I have stopped by the local resident’s house to asked rock art site, they were very nice to told me where to find it. Unexpectedly they came the site today and not only checking me, told me high up panels, they climbed up and I was following, those panels are best panels around here. I’m glad I didn’t miss it.
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5/30/2022 Myton 3rd day Rock Art, Myton, UT - I drove loop road and found some more rock art panels by the road side. One rock art panel was located higher up and all other panels are on the ground level. Strong wind didn’t stop me to finding rock art panels which finding rock art is an exciting to me.
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6/2/2022 Green River, Myton, UT - I’ve been hiking the river side of the Green River, and found some petroglyphs, some petroglyphs are old and some of are not. Water in the Green River is maximum capacity, which means weeds and bushes are growing like a crazy, bushwhacking is not easy.
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6/3/2022 Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation Memorial Monument, UT - Highway 40 road side attraction, It is beautifully constructed memorial monument that opens for the public. Unique designed building, assume its a museum, is closed for while.
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6/4/2022 Horseshoe Bend, Vernal, UT - There is a road to go to the atop of the horseshoe bend peninsula. I wanted to see the horseshoe bend from the out side, but this horseshoe bend is so large, impossible to fit into one photo unless use drone.
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6/5/2022 Brush Creek Dam Rock Art, Vernon, UT - Today was another lucky day. Property owner came out his property and I was just passing by, I’ve asked about rock art site, and he got an ATV and a pair of the waders (long water shoes) for me, then took me to the near rock art site, need to cross the creek below the dam that little more than knee high water. There are many petroglyphs there, my picture is wearing waders.
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6/5/2022 Steinaker Reservoir, Vernal, UT - I saw only 3 fishing boats in the reservoir, only few people and large size lake. Unfortunately there is a shooting range near by, never stop sound of shooting.
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6/7/2022 Brush Creek West Rock Art, Vernal, UT - I’ve stop by to ask rock art at back of his house, but there is no rock art, instead of he pointed out other side, west. It was short distance to hike, there are a nice petroglyphs panel.
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6/7/2022 Rainbow Park Rock Art, Dinosaur National Monument, UT - Where warm color cliff standing is my last area to explore for the rock art for this area. As my expectation, I found couple area of the rock art panels. These are incising petroglyphs with very thin lines, and most of are already faded out. It is beautiful area to explore.
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6/7/2022 McKee Spring Rock Art, Dinosaur National Monument, UT - When passing the rock art area, stop by to say 'Hi' to old friends. This area petroglyphs are very large in size and carved deeply, a means won’t fade out any time soon.
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6/7/2022 Brush Creek East Rock Art, Vernal, UT - It is in the private property, the owner was nice to let me hike in his property. To see the petroglyphs panel, need canyon hike to get there, scramble up the boulder, and canyon is getting narrower. The panel is a busy panel, which I like it, and very clear expression, this panel made my day!
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6/8/2022 Manila Rock Art, UT - It is located in the private property. Rock art panels are located higher side of the cliff walls. I took photos from the road, because too steep to climb up the hill. If I’ll have a chance at next time, I’ll hike up around to go to other side and reach the top of the mesa to look down the petroglyphs.
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6/11/2022 Tolar Site, Point of Rocks, WY - Finally I found the site, I was working for while. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Place, which means exact location is a secret. There is one car parking lot, but Sage bushes are growing very tall and easy to miss it. It is located not far from the highway I-80.
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6/12/2022 White Mountain Petroglyphs, Rock Springs, WY - Light moss green color rock walls where petroglyphs are located. Variety of size of petroglyphs, some of are very large and some of are tiny, all others are between. There are a few busy panels, which I like.
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6/14/2022 Red Canyon, near Lander, WY - It is very bright red color canyon, it is beautiful, however all properties around here are privately owned. There is no public access hiking trails to enjoy the canyon, that a sad.
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6/15/2022 Fremont County Pioneer Museum, Lander, WY - There are many buildings in this area and museum is the largest building. There is the Pioneer Village that many buildings in it, some old buildings were moved to this location from the original place.
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6/16/2022 Dry Twin Creek Rock Art, southeast of Lander, WY - The creek has a good water running, vegetation and bushes are growing like a crazy by the creek, which means not easy to bushwhacking. Rock art panels are bottom of the cliff walls and highere side of the hill. There are many rock arts but faded out that do not come out nicely on the photos.
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6/16/2022 Beaver Creek Rock Art, Southeast of Lander, WY - Three separate rock art panels on the private property road. The owner of the property gave me a tour for those three rock art panels and teepee rings. Beautiful red rock canyon area. Stagecoach use to stop in his property. There are two plus teepee rings at nice view area. Owner has 450 cows but I saw nothing, cows are some place atop of the mountain.
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6/17/2022 Red Rock Hike, southeast of Lander, WY - It was bushwhacking hike and harder than I thought. Someone told me, there is a large horse petroglyphs in that area, but I couldn’t find it that made more tired for total 10 miles hike. It is beautiful place and nice cliff walls for rock art, I wonder why I couldn’t find it.
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6/18/2022 Bonneville Panel, northeast of Shoshoni, WY - There are 4 figures just like 'SpongeBob', cartoon characters, large face/body and arms and legs sticking up. This area has many rocks/boulders but too hot to hike over 90 degree weather.
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6/19/2022 County Road 82, WY - This road runs from Lysite to Ten Sleep, I drove from Lysite. It was nothing special till half the way, there are large mountain made of rocks that standing front of me, I was wondering how to go through it, there is narrow room for only road and creek between two mountains. It was spectacler to go through it, then beautiful red rock range for miles.
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6/21/2022 Cottonwood Creek Road, near Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site, WY - Road side attraction but no parking lot, park the car on the road to see it. It is a small rock art panel, easy to miss it. I believe there are many more rock arts around here, land owned by private owners and owners are living someplace else, not easy to get a permit.
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