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7/23/2018 Snake in the Mouth, Seven Mile Canyon, UT - This site is facing highway #313, and in the Seven Mile Canyon, which I have hiked on 3/6/18, and missed this place. Steep wall to scramble up to get there. It is red color pictographs on the red color rock wall surface, not easy to recognized from the distance.
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7/23/2018 Price, UT - Usually I pass through this town, today stopped by the Eastern Utah Tourism and History Association, which USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum lady couldn’t answer to my question and send me to there. The name indicates Utah State tourism center, but they are privately owned it. They were very helpful and knowledgeable about the rock art.
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7/24/2018 Dry Wash Petroglyphs, UT - This is my second try here to find the RA, at last time I called 5/24/2018 Land of Thousand Boulders, San Rafael Swell, UT, I couldn’t find any RA. Today I was lucky enough to find some petroglyphs. There are many short canyons and feel like there are some more panels, but that for some other time.
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7/24/2018 Helper Panel, UT - This site information from the Eastern Utah Tourism & History Association. This area is for the rock climber to enjoy not too tall wall to climb straight up. I found only one petroglyphs panel and one faded pictograph. There are many graffiti.
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7/26/2018 Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY - I never know that community college teaches how to drive the semi-truck. Anyway I was here to see the Eastern Island Statues concrete replica, it is large in size. Also college have museum quality of the fosil and dinosaur display. Last Buddha photo was from the Chinese Restaurant.
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7/26/2018 Cedar Canyon Petroglyphs, North of Rock Springs, WY - The road was dirt road but wide and well maintained road, when turn to the petroglyphs site, the road changed to tow track road that narrow and unmaintained road, more like ATV road. Petroglyphs are all incised on the sandstone. There are few panels here.
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7/26/2018 Killpecker Sand Dunes, WY - There are two areas, one is the Sand Dune Wildness Study Area, which not much to see even no parking lot, other one is the Sand Dune OHV Area, which is anyone can play with ATVs and better sand dune view, and large parking and camping area.
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7/27/2018 Louis Lake, Shoshone National Forest, WY - It is not far from the state highway #300, nice lake. Mountains around here are all piled up rocks, it is unique but not easy to hike up. Temperature is comfortable zone and lake water is little cold side.
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7/27/2018 Christina Lake, Shoshone National Forest, WY - When I saw TH, I have no knowledge of the Christina lake, but that doesn’t stop me to hike there, I have hiked 10 miles today. I saw leftover snow patches up the mountain. It is beautiful lake, but it was windy and cold. However hiking was comfortable hike, no heat.
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7/28/2018 Sinks Canyon State Park, WY - Its beautiful rock formation all over, many cliffs are appealing to rock climbers, it is popular place for rock climbing. The road is paved from the town of Lander, easy access to it.
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7/28/2018 Sinks Canyon Rock Art, WY - This place is just outside of the Sinks Canyon State Park. There is road side tiny parking lot, fit only one or two cars. There is not many but some petroglyphs and pictographs. It is not maintained trail to hike up to see it.
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7/28/2018 Rocks in Sinks Canyon, Sinks Canyon State Park, WY - Rocks found in this park that displayed front of the Sinks Canyon State Park Visitor Center. Those rocks are about 1.8 Million to 4.5 Billion years old. Some rocks are recognized from some other places. I thought this section is for education.
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7/29/2018 Tensleep Canyon, WY - Nearest town called Ten Sleep (a space), but this canyon is Tensleep Canyon (no space). It is beautiful canyon, highway #16 pass through. Cliffs are so tall, not easy to see it during driving on winding road. However view areas are provided many places. Tensleep means '10 days travel or 10 sleeps'.
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7/29/2018 Paintrock Canyon, WY - Road Atlas indicated the Unique Natural Feature Site, and name appealing, so I have hiked 6 miles. The problem is go through the private property, first 1.5 miles are just to get to the mouth of canyon. Open and closed ranch gate twice to get to the canyon. On the canyon trail there are cows and horses dripping everywhere, paintrock but color is limited, I was disappointed but it was good exercise.
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7/29/2018 Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, WY - Funny thing was, I’ve been here and drove the Red Gulch/Alkali National Back Country Byway before, but I didn’t notice and I thought my first visit those. When got to the Dinosaur Tracksite, finally I remember I’ve been here before. I think combination of I’ve been to many places and getting old, hard to keep track first time visiting there or not.
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7/30/2018 Oregon Basin Petroglyphs, WY - I’ve hiked almost 9 miles, but it is drivable with ATV to the site. From far view, there is no visible rocks, I wonder how to find rock art without rocks. When getting closer, there are many rocks/boulders/cliff walls. There is a simple a rope fence, so that easy to recognized the site, and few panels are in it.
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7/31/2018 Smith Mansion, WY - It is visible from the highway #14 located atop of the hill. It is fenced out to not get closer. It is 5th stories but seems to 6 or 7 stories house. Owner who was engineer, he built all by himself until tragedy happened and die. Since that it is ghost mansion.
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7/31/2018 Buffalo Bill Dam & Reservoir, WY - It is remarkable way to create this dam and large in size. Located by the highway #14 road side, and visitor center is located near the dam. There are 3 tunnels to get here from the town of Cody.
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7/31/2018 Old Trail Town, Cody, WY - There are 27 buildings here, most of are original buildings that brought all over around here to made a museum. It started one man’s project, see last photo. Some of buildings are completed and we can walk in, some of are still try to complete inside and couldn’t go in. Overall it is nice place to walk around to feel the history of each buildings.
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8/1/2018 Petroglyphs Canyon, northwest of Cowley, WY - This place is actually located in Montana, just north of WY, go through from WY, everyone think this place is belong to WY. There is no sign that confuse to find it, however end of the road, TH, there is a sign. Most petroglyphs panels are located west face of canyon.
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8/2/2018 Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, MT - I’ve stopped by the Devil’s Overlook, Ewing-Snall Historical Ranch, Barry’s Landing and Horseshoe Bend. It is beautiful area from Wyoming to Montana along the Bighorn River. My car was very close to herd of Sheep, they are use to with human.
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8/2/2018 Smith Mine Disaster, MT - Road side sign said it was worst underground coal mine disaster in Montana history and 74 men died year of 1943. Mine buildings are still standing on the hill side and visible from the highway #78 road side.
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8/3/2018 Tippet Rise Art Center, MT - This place is 10,260 acres of Art and Music center, and Working Ranch. All sculptures are large-scale and harmony with surroundings. There are 8 sculptures, each one has own unique theme. Shuttle bus took us to all sculpture sites that distance was 20 miles. This place is open to public 3 years ago. Music concert is held by the sculptures or inside the buildings. Open only Fri, Sat and Sun during Summer and need reservation.
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8/4/2018 Reeves Lake, MT - This is a heavy water lily lake that made very nice view. It is located on the road side to go to the Mystic Lake TH. Unfortunately flower of water lily was not available.
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8/4/2018 Emerald Lake, MT - This lake is also located road side to go to Mystic Lake TH. Nice mountains background, can see Gracia upper side of the mountain that a special treat for hot summer day. In this area according to the map, no shortage of lakes, there are hundreds of lakes.
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8/4/2018 West Rosebud Lake, MT - This lake is also located road side to go to Mystic Lake TH. Uniqueness of this lake is, like an island or peninsula in the lake. This lake and Emerald Lake are located side-by-side.
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8/4/2018 Mystic Lake, MT - This is a beautiful lake surrounding by mountains that still have many Gracia, and one of the largest lakes in this area. Power company owns the dam and pipe out the water from this lake and make energy 3 miles down the facility. This is very popular place to hike, there are many hikers and overflow the parking lot.
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8/5/2018 Sheridan, WY - Main street of downtown sidewalk is just like open outdoor art gallery, there are many sculptures, least a hundred. It is nice to walk around to see and take photos of the sculptures. However most stores are closed on Sunday, that was not expected and disappointed.
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8/6/2018 Devils Gate, WY - Oregon Trail go through here and gate, narrow canyon, opens up after the gate. Long distance traveling and one out of 10 people couldn’t make it to here by disease or else. When someone made it to here, they can see the opportunity was endless.
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8/6/2018 Little Robbers, WY - It is located north of town of Baggs and west side of the highway #789. Beautiful and colorful configuration of a bad land, untouched beauty. The few different soft tone of colors that doesn’t appear nicely on the photos, but I enjoyed walking around.
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8/7/2018 Sweetwater Lake, CO - There is a cave with full of pictographs by this lake but cave is hiding by bushes and trees, I can’t find it. I don’t mind to walk around to find it if trail is stable, around here no solid trail and unstable rocks field, too much to explore. I know I was so close, oh well... maybe next time.
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8/12/2018 Indian Creek W #5, Bears Ears National Monument, UT - I found total eight panels today, some of are few or just one petroglyph on it, some of are enough to smile. West side of Indian Creek north end, just south of Dogout Ranch, to start and hike down to south. I saw strange plants that seems to frosting, but not for over 90 °F.
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8/13/2018 Indian Creek W #6, Bears Ears National Monument, UT - I found seven small petroglyphs panels today that south side of yesterdays hike. At morning, I was mouth of the Titus Canyon, see 1st photo. There are many beautiful side canyons in Indian Creek, I don’t mind to hike all but not enough time.
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8/15/2018 Wind Whistle Rock, UT - Original plan was to see the pictographs panel in the Harts Draw, but couldn’t go through canyon by large dry waterfall, couple hundreds feet down. Turn back and enjoy the Wind Whistle Rock area.
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8/15/2018 Jail Rock, UT - I saw the sign said 'Your own risk', I was not sure that apply to see the jail in the rock. Behind fence there is cave house, I thought that the jail house, but still skeptical. Then south side of the Jail Rock, there is a slope to hike up to, and saw the large hole, I am sure use this hole as a jail that name got it.
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8/17/2018 Inscription Panel, near Bluff, UT - This place is located between Bluff and Montezuma Creek, north side of San Juan River. It has many figures on upper side of the leaned panel. Seems to people are keep adding figures.
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8/17/2018 River View Ruins (Kay Named), UT - This place is located between Bluff and Montezuma Creek, north side of San Juan River. There are several small size ruins in this area. One is particularly high up and almost no-way to get there for my point of view. There are steep unstable cliffs all around, hiked from highway #162 to get down to the bottom of canyon.
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8/17/2018 One arm Panel (Kay Named), UT - Located near the River View Ruins. On the panel there is one arm person figure waving hand that the name of panel got it. Special characteristics are clacked boulder that separated spiral figure in half and large headless animal like.
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8/17/2018 Recapture Pocket, UT - This is one of the hidden secret places near Bluff, Utah. Strange thing is surrounding mountains are more like gray color, but this area is all red color. There are many hoodoos or towers, fun to walk around between those, spend time with family is a good idea here.
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8/19/2018 Hell Roaring Canyon, UT - Toughest part of this hike was about 500ft down/up the cliff from the rim to the bottom of the canyon. At the bottom of dry canyon bed is flat and sandy. Canyon wall is tall and long, some places are least a mile long, beautiful and peaceful canyon. The weather was smoky condition, smoke from wildfire in California.
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8/19/2018 Comet Thrower Panel, Hell Roaring Canyon, UT - It is located bottom center of huge flat cliff wall. The panel is south faced, a means always under the sun that caused its faded out. Comet thrower is large in size and right hand has six fingers. Bottom row 2 left photos are, from ground to panel, panel to top of the rim.
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