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3/4/2015 Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail, NV (8.8 miles) - I have walked the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail that connected with the Las Vegas Wash Trail and Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail. Which means I am done for those wash trails. Special characteristic of this trail was many bright color large size pipes, I wonder are those control gases?
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2/22/2015 Tutuveni, AZ - Fence all around and set up the 24hrs surveillance camera, but fence has an opening, which means anyone can walk in, I don't get it what fence for. Repeating pattern of the petroglyphs on the boulders, I never see so many repeating patter before.
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2/22/2015 Blue Canyon, AZ - Weather was not good but can't hide the beauty. The road was rough for some spots but no need for 4x4, just high clearance. From Google Earth, the canyons are blue that the why it called Blue Canyon, I didn't go father enough to see the blue canyon.
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2/22/2015 Dawa Park, AZ - This is the best petroglyphs site in Arizona by quantity, quality, free of charge and easy access. It has museum or National Park quality here. There are sea of petroglyphs panels all over in the park. However no signs at all.
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2/21/2015 Rock Art Ranch, AZ - Need a reservation by phone and cost $25 to see the petroglyphs. It is located bottom of the Chevelon Canyon walls in the private property. There are tons of petroglyphs in less than 1/4 mile range. The petroglyphs are very condenced, a lot of petroglyphs in each panel.
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2/20/2015 Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ - There are some ruins and petroglyphs, but most petroglyphs are fade out. This place is located middle of no where, wide range of field but Little Colorado River is running near the ruins. The Kiva is like empty pool, it is largest kiva around here.
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2/20/2015 Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve, Flagstaff, AZ - I didn't know the exact location of the petroglyphs, hike for while and nearly give up for finding it. Suddenly I saw a lady who lives around here for 40 yeas, she told me the location, that her information was correct and I found a cave and some petroglyphs, how lucky I was.
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2/19/2015 Palatki Ruin Sedona, AZ - I didn't know they are gated, reservation recommended and guided tours. But I was lucky enought to join the two tours, one for the pictographs and one for the ruins. There are many pictographs in this area. 10th row I was setting by the cracking rock that the entrance to the another world that someone told me.
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2/18/2015 Teskey Home Site, AZ - I was looking for the petroglyphs panel, but couldn't find it instead of found this place. The Agua Fria River is running near here, I am sure there are some petroglyphs, but not enough time to finding it, may be someother time.
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2/17/2015 Badger Springs Wash, AZ - I found this place from the Internet and posted coordinates are correct. The petroglyphs are located at the small stream merge to the large river, Agua Fria River, higer side of the cliff. It is short hike from the TH and very nice place to relax by the river.
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2/17/2015 White Tank Mountain, AZ - The petroglyphs are located along the way of the Waterfall Canyon Trail. The trail is well maintained. Sometimes fence protected but most of not. At the end of the trail, there is a large size of the dry waterfall and small water deposit at the bottom.
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2/17/2015 Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, AZ - They built a center for the petroglyphs to preserve it, it's a nice building. Climb up the hill is not allowed, which means we must stay on the trail and can't take a good close photos. All rocks are black outside and darker brown inside, not clear figure for the petroglyphs.
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2/16/2015 Hieroglyphic Trail, AZ - To get to the trailhead was not easy, many turns in the residential area to get to it. The hiking trail was pleased with nice view. When reached petroglyphs area, there is nice waterfalls, ponds and rock formation, many people enjoy there.
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2/16/2015 Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ - The huge roof protecting is the 4 stories high 60ft long adobe house called Casa Grande. One time about 2,000 people live around this area, they dissapered by drought and flood conditions.
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2/15/2015 Kings Canyon, Saguaro National Park, AZ - I have stopped by the Mam-A-Gah Picnic area and saw many beautiful flowers and cacti. Seems to use to have many petroglyphs in this Kings Canyon, but most of are fade out. I enjoyed finding remining petroglyphs.
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2/15/2015 Cocoraque Butte Petroglypys, Ironwood Forest National Monument, AZ - Total 4 gates to go through. The road to get to the TH was rough. There are many buttes, I don't know which one has most petroglyphs. I am sure all buttes have it but I don't have time to finding all. No sign about petroglyphs, so that I have to find it myself.
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2/15/2015 Signal Hill Petroglyphs, Saguaro National Park, AZ - The location of the petroglyphs is just behind the parking lot and rocky hill side. There is hiking trail to the top of the hill and we can see the petroglyphs along the way.
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2/15/2015 Saguaro National Park, AZ - This is the Saguaro National Park West, which located west of the Tuscan. In this park, there is well maintained short dirt road loop and many places to stop to enjoy the beautiful desert cacti and plants.
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2/13/2015 Sears Point, AZ - It is located at the end of the road, there is no sign until reached the trailhead. When I got there, no one there and I was looking for totally wrong place, when came back to the TH, few people were there and told me the right place to look, how lucky I was. Main petorglyphs are located near the top on the cliff.
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2/12/2015 Painted Rocks, AZ - Very clear signs from the highway to get here. It is not a large area, relatively small area, but many petroglyphs are on the rocks. Many petroglyphs are continuation, I don't know how to count how many petroglyphs are there. There are so many petroglyphs on the rocks, someone said they had a party.
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2/12/2015 Solana Generating Station, AZ - This place is located at the exit of the Piedra by the highway 8. I was way to the Painted Rocks, so that stopped by to take some photos. They clean the solar panels by power wash by workers all night long every nights.
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2/12/2015 Power Butte, AZ - The Power Butte is located the same road to the Robbins Butte, twice father from the highway 85. Suppose to there are petroglyphs exist, but I spend all lmy energy for searching at the Robbins Butte and no energy left, to finding petroglyphs here is for next time.
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2/11/2015 Robbins Butte, AZ - I have hiked up to this butte twice in two days. The best way to find petroglyphs is the northwest redge to hike up to the peak, which is most easy way to climb up to the peak, there are many petroglyphs near the peak. This is the hidden secret place for petroglyphs. 2nd row left most photo is the beehives.
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2/11/2015 Parker Dam, AZ - It is a nice looking dam that located south side of the Colorado River and Lake Havasu City. It is open for automobile, we can drive through but not for pedestrian to walk on the dam. There are a guard for each side of the dam, west side is California and east side is Arizona.
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2/10/2015 Big Bend of the Colorado River State Recreational Area, NV - The water in the Colorado river is running very well. The big bend is too large to fit into one photo. Nevada side is a nice state park, however Arizona side is hundreds of houses built side by side, those are totally different appearances.
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2/10/2015 Hiko Springs Petroglyphs, NV - This place is not far from the highway 163 and west side of town of the Laughlin. When I started to hike up to the hill to finding the petroglyphs, many ATVers showed up, about 16 people, they were enjoy ATVing. The petroglyphs are exist in scatter way, I have to find it one by one.
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2/9/2015 Flamingo Arroyo Trail (2/2), Las Vegas, NV (9.6 miles) - This is the completion of the Flamingo Arroyo Trail, where I have finished east half on 2/1/15. Placed many arts on this trail than any other trails so far. Police officers and fire engine are extra for this trail.
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2/6/2015 Las Vegas Wash Trail, LV, NV (11.1 miles) - I have completed entire Las Vegas Wash Trail today, where 1/9/15 north segment and 2/1/15 south segment of the trail were done, and I did middle segment today. Strange thing was no trail between the Charlestone Blvd and Stewart Av.
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