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4/11/2022 Rosy Canyon, Colorado City, AZ - I wanted to come this area for while, it was overdue. I found many rock art panels, today was a good day. Many panels are need to scramble up to hike up to get to the bottom of the higher cliff walls. I saw a few pictographs and couple ruins beside the many petroglyphs.
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4/12/2022 Little Creek Mesa, Apple Valley, UT - This place is located just north of Arizona-Utah border. The road is all dirt road, some place is very rocky, need good tires and high clearance to driver here. I found petroglyphs sites that couple separate places. All petroglyphs are on the ground level, easy to miss it. Lake is a oasis to many animals.
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4/14/2022 Fort Deseret, Delta, UT - It is a roadside attraction, highway 257. Only standing in this place is the adobe fence. Inside the fence is nothing but growing the weeds. This fort was protect settlers against from the attach of local Utes.
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4/14/2022 Great Stone Face, Delta, UT - Fenced out petroglyphs boulder. There are many rocks/boulders but only this boulder has petroglyphs. A large boulder on the mountain is the face of Joseph Smith. The road to come to this place is well maintained dirt road.
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4/14/2022 Devils Kitchen, Fillmore, UT - The road to get this place is narrow and some place confusing because many roads. I found many petroglyphs that west face of the base of the barsalt outcrop. Some petroglyphs are faded out, even doesn’t come out on the photos.
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4/15/2022 Fremont Indian State Park, UT - In this state park, there are many rock arts, both petroglyphs and pictographs, heavy concentration of rock art is the visitor center and museum area. They have a few hiking trails and can see the rock arts on the way. Couple rock arts are in the sealed caves, like a in the jails.
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4/17/2022 Ivie Creek, UT - Used red pigment for this pictographs that located in upper Ivie Creek which the road is parallel to I-70, just west of the Ivie Creek rest area and higher side of the cliff wall under the overhanging cliff. I didn’t scramble up to the site, instead of took photos from the road.
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4/17/2022 Rochester Panel, Emery, UT - I was hoping to find the pictographs by the Rochester Panel, which is 4ft high and red color, unfortunately I didn’t find it. I was there, visit the Rochester Panel and enjoy the amazing panel.
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4/19/2022 Rochester Ridge Rock Art, Emery, UT - It is located east side of the Rochester Panel. One local told me, there are a few rock art panels in this ridge, I was lucky to find one today. This panel is smaller panel but carved deep enough, a means very clear petroglyphs.
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4/20/2022 Rochester Ridge, Emery, UT - I was looking for the rock art panels but I couldn’t find it today. There are nice rock walls for the rock arts at time to time but no petroglyphs nor pictographs. At the end of the road which is the end of the ridge, was incredible view point that cheered me up.
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4/21/2022 Birds Arm Red Man Panel, Rochester Creek, Emery, UT - Red man is suppose to 4ft high but he is getting old, currently he is 2ft high, his right arm is constructed with 11 birds. There are suppose to eight panels around here but I found only two panels. I wanted to see it for while, with local people’s help finally found it, very satisfy day today. Thank you Glenys for all your help.
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4/22/2022 Museum of the San Rafael, Castle Dale, UT - Inside the museum is nicely divided to three different rooms, dinosaur, archaeology and living history. Those rooms are not so big but neat way to organized.
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4/23/2022 Rochester Ridge, UT - Today is the third day I am hiking here at the Rochester Ridge to find some more rock art. I came up opposite side of the Rochester Panel the Rochester Creek is between. Just like drone view of the Rochester Panel, there are some people and view was spectacular.
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4/24/2022 Hidden Valley, Emery County, UT - This area is seldom visited and no houses around, also no traffic, but road is paved all the way. There are a few canyons around here, I’ve hiked and found some rock art, mainly pictographs. There are many rocks/boulders and shelters, fun place to hide.
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4/25/2022 Ascending Sheep Panel, Emery County, UT - When I saw the panel, my first reaction was, what’s a small figure. Ascending Sheep panel is about 6 inches high that much smaller than I expected, but full of details. All red color pictographs under the overhanging cliff. On the road to get it that 3 miles hike, and came back on the dry creek that 1.5 miles.
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4/26/2022 Muddy Creek Hike, Emery, UT - Road condition is good until 'End of Emery County Road Maintenance' sign. Just behind the sign there is parking area that my Trailhead today. Hiked all the way on the ATV road, restriction is less than 66 inches wide and low tire pressure, hiked 5 miles one way along the Muddy Creek. There is a old road after 'No Motor Vehicles' sign that goes to the top of the mesa, on this old road, trees and bushes are growing, no longer called the road.
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4/27/2022 Three Best Friend Panel, Emery, UT - Glenys took me to the site, which is only local knows place, there are three panels, three best friend panel, two snakes panel and one large vertical snake with a deer panel. There are many nice boulders for the rock art but selected only particular ones. Thank you Glenys for show me around, I never find it without your help.
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4/29/2022 Muddy Creek Rock Art, Emery, UT - There are suppose to or use to many rock art panels in this area, but most of are faded out. I found some, one red color busy pictograph panel is way high up on a ledge at the bottom of the top cliff wall. To look at from the road, my neck hurts because too high to look up.
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4/30/2022 Millers Canyon Road, Emery, UT - This road runs between town of Emery residential area to I-70, pass through beautiful canyons and no traffic. There is no roadside stop areas to enjoy the view. I am guessing there are many rock art panels in the canyons area.
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4/30/2022 Red Hole Draw, Ferron, UT - I’ve tried from the south side four days ago and failed because too much me to drive on ATV road. Today I’ve approached from the north, I’ve hiked 4 miles one way and succeed. There are four rock art sites, one is petroglyphs site, and all other three are rod color pigment dominated pictographs sites, which include the Funks Cave. The Funks Cave is like crashed triangle shape, one end is no room and getting taller, so that I can stand up on one end. I saw a pond/tank, water is all red.
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5/1/2022 Cane Wash Rock Art, San Rafael Swell, UT - There are two pictographs sites in this area, I have been to one before, distance is one hundred feet apart with bird’s eye or drone’s view. But hike around the sand stone fin like peninsula that cost me about additional one mile hike. When I got there, front of the huge cliff wall, I can not find any pictographs panels, suppose to two panels. One panel is 2 o'crock direction from the window and another one is 5 o'clock direction from the window. Those are faded out and not visible anymore I guess. But how did some one got to the window area???
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5/4/2022 North Fork Panel, Emery Area, UT - The red pictographs panel is smaller in size, but very detail oriented, just like the Ascending Sheep Panel. It is wide view area with lot of suitable rocks/boulders for the rock art, but only this rock art panel does exist around here that Glenys said, who took me here to show the panel. Thank you Glenys, without your help I never find it.
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5/5/2022 North Salt Wash, Sid & Charlie, UT - This area is remining area me to explore in Sid & Charlie. Found two large petroglyphs panels, one panel is a new for me and another panel is second time for me. The road to Sid and Charlie is much deeper sand than before.
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5/6/2022 Prickly Pear Rock Art, San Rafael Swell, UT - There is a wooden fence to protect the rock art site. There are mainly red color pictographs and some petroglyphs too. Unfortunately many pieces of pictographs are missing and faded out by age and weather.
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5/6/2022 Prickly Pear Arch, San Rafael Swell, UT - I am not sure this is the arch or alcove, I guess both. I didn’t climb up to it, so that I don’t know the much detail, because located at the middle of the cliff wall.
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5/7/2022 Buckhorn Wash, San Rafael Swell, UT - Buckhorn Wash starts by the Buckhorn Spur road and petroglyphs are located in this area on the black surface flat rocks on grand level. I thought there are some more rock art panels and walk around, but couldn’t find any.
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5/8/2022 Horn Silver Gulch, Ferron, UT - Located by the Dutch Flat Road and surrounding by the old wire fence. I saw many old cow’s droppings. There are three panels in short distance that pictographs + petroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs.
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5/8/2022 Cinderella Reservoir, Ferron, UT - Located by the Dutch Flat Road. Everywhere around here is very dry, water around here is rare, even I couldn’t guess how water to get here. This reservoir is one of the key oasis to the cows and wild animals. Water level of the reservoir is about half full.
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5/9/2022 Moccasin Panel, Ferron Creek, UT - There are many feet or sandals like figured of the petroglyphs in this site, on the darker color of the flat rock surface on the ground level.
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5/9/2022 Lower Ferron Creek Panels, Ferron Creek, UT - It is located east side of the Lower Ferron Creek, and I found three separate rock art sites. One site is just like the Moccasin Panel, all feet or sandals figured petroglyphs. Also I saw the red and yellow pigments of the pictographs.
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5/10/2022 Peavine Wash Rock Art, Ferron Creek, UT - What’s wrong with wind? Strong wind all day today. This location is west side of the Ferron Creek, I got a writing permit from owner’s brother and State Senator David Hinkins to pass through their private property. The dirt road is all the way to the rock art site area, I wonder why? because rock arts are not so impressive.
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5/11/2022 Moore Cutoff Road, Emery, UT - Glenys and I were looking for the rock art by the Moore Cutoff Road area. We found some faded pictographs, that all we found today. Weather was nice but wind was picking up around noon. Thank you for the ride Glenys.
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5/11/2022 Castle Valley Outdoors, Emery, UT - I was wondering for while what this place is? Glenys gave me a tour today in this place, they are the resort and renting houses, so that good for the large group. Shooting range, hunting, fishing are the main attraction and of course relax from the stressful life.
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5/12/2022 I-70 and HW 10 Rock Art, Emery, UT - It is located busy highway I-70 road side, there is no parking lot to stop by, park some place and hike up to see it. Petroglyphs are located black surface of the volcanic rocks, I found two rocks, one has snake like figure and another one has feet or sandal like figures.
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5/12/2022 Homestead House, Emery, UT - There are many homestead houses still standing in the town of the Emery, which changed name from town of Muddy to Emery at 1883 that 21 years after the Homestead Act, 1862. A means, those houses are between 100 and 130 years old, if they built after the Homestead Act.
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