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11/17/2017 Pothole Point, Canyonlands National Park, UT - There are many potholes on the ground in this area and best time to visit is just after rain, so that all pothole filled up with water. There is no trail, we can walk around and enjoy the nice view.
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11/17/2017 Slickrock Trail, Canyonlands National Park, UT (2.5 miles) - Hike up on the slikrock, follow the carins, there are many carins like every 20-30ft apart. There are tiny signs that telling the locatin of view point or trail. Rusting color or rocks all over, saw needles in far view.
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11/14/2017 Arch Canyon Ruin, UT (1 mile) - Over protecting ruin by wire fence that fence is too away from the ruin, a means we can’t see the ruin from outside the fence. From the top view, I took a photo when climb up to the Walnut Knob, there is not much left for the ruin.
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11/14/2017 Walnut Knob, Arch Canyon, UT (2 miles) - There is no trail, climb up on the slick rock, I was guessing that panel is located atop of the mountain, and I was right, petroglyphs panels are on the boulders at top of the mountain, that made my day. Those two panels are beautiful and very complicated figures.
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11/14/2017 Butler Wash Ruin, UT (1 mile) - It is located highway #95 road side. Trail and Cairns are key to get to the ruin overview point. The ruins are other side of the canyon and located middle of the cliff, seems to not easy to get into the ruin.
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11/14/2017 Dinosaur Tracksite, Butler Wash Road, UT - It is road side attraction, it is located one of the dry creeks. There are few dinosaur foot prints visible, but many more under the sand, need to clearup some time to see clear tracks.
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11/14/2017 Fishmouth Cave, Butler Wash Road, UT (2 miles) - There are few ruins along the way. The Fishmouth Cave is large cave in size. At near the Fishmouth Cave, there is no clear trail, everyone can hike up to the slick rock and scramble up last part of the Fishmouth Cave.
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11/13/2017 Split Level Ruin, Butler Wash Road, UT (2.3 miles) - The ruins are located second and third level of 4 story cliff. I was in the lower level of ruin area but I don’t know how to get to the upper level of ruin. There are many hand pictogrphs and petroglyphs are located on the wall and ground level.
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11/13/2017 Cold Spring Cave Ruin, Butler Wash Road, UT (3 miles) - End of the trail is the location of the ruins. Spring water is running inside the largest ruin that very convenience to live there, I like the idea. Pictographs are located higher side and petroglyphs are located on the ground level.
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11//132017 Monarch Cave Ruin, Butler Wash Road, UT (2.2 miles) - The ruins are located at the end of the canyon which is the cul-de-sac, the cave at middle of the cliff. I can tell they were not scare of height, because very steep slope to get into the ruin. There are many morters, pictographs and petroglyphs.
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11/12/2017 Procession Panel, Butler Wash Road, UT (3 miles) - Suppose to 3 miles hike but I actually hiked nearly 5 miles to find it, because missed turn couple times. There is no sign, of course, I saw some cairns but not enough. The panel is located west faced wall and climb up the hill to see it. It is very clear and nice size petroglyphs.
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11/12/2017 Double Stack Ruin, Butler Wash Road, UT (2.3 miles) - There is no sign to indicate the TH or not. I assumed but I was not sure, then a family came and told me this is the right TH, so I joined them to all way to the ruin. I enjoyed the ruin and pictographs and petroglyphs.
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11/11/2017 Six Shooter Canyon, UT - We were planed to go to the Davis Canyon, however there are so many dirt roads to choose from and no sign at all, and we endup to the Six Shooter Canyon. We enjoyed short scrable up to the middle of the mesa for while and enjoyed nice day at outside.
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11/7/2017 Confluence Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, UT (10.2 miles) - The trail was tougher than I expected, steep down to canyon bed and climb up to the upper canyon that repeated few times. But worth it to see the Colorado and Green River confluence, beautiful rock walls surrounding it.
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11/2/2017 Double Negative, Overton, NV (3.4 miles) - Artist Michael Heizer is the creater of it. Double Negative means, one side of mesa is negative and otherside of mesa is also negative. From end of one side, can see the otherside of the end. It is large in side.
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11/1/2017 Pahreah Ghost Town, UT - This place use to have a movie set, but vandals committed arson burning it down, my questin is why? Anyway no buildings here, but exceptional beauty of colorful bright stripes of mountain slope to enjoy.
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11/1/2017 Valley of the Gods, UT - The dirt road is a loop, from highway #261 to #163. There are many beautiful outstanding rock formations through the park, red color is dominating in this area.
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11/1/2017 Moki Dugway, UT - It is parts of highway #261, where all highway #261 is paved except Moki Dugway, which is gravel. The Moki Dugway is a 10% grade, narrow some places and series of switchbacks that runs from the Cedar Mesa down into Valley of the Gods.
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10/31/2017 Hog Spring Rock Art, UT - There are two distinguished sites, one for pictographs and one for petroglyphs. The pictographs site is under the large alcove that visible from the highway #95. The petroglyphs site is across street and behind the rock pile, not many petroglyphs but I enjoyed it.
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10/31/2017 Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT - It is very large area, but today I saw only upper side of the Lake Powell, and will explore many more places in near future. Large scale of beautiful rock formation everywhere that has red, white, light brown colors.
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10/31/2017 Mule Canyon Ruin, UT - It is located higway #95 roadside. It has a good size ceremonial rounding kiva that has roof on it, and many rooms of ruin surounding it.
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10/31/2017 Edge of Cedars State Park, Blanding, UT - This is small scale of the state park, only one building and one ruin. However upper side of auditorium and stairway are many replica of the rock art that was very nice and I really enjoyed it.
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10/28/2017 Sky View Arch, Canyonland National Park, UT - Similar to the Paul Bunyans Potty, but little northwest. There is no indication of this arch on hiking guide, so I called it 'Sky View Arch', because all I can see otherside of the arch is sky from the ground. Again seems to the ruin in the cave under the arch but not sure, too high to conform.
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10/28/2017 Paul Bunyans Potty, Canyonlands National Park, UT - The pothole arch is top of the cliff and shape of hole/arch is different from far and close views. I can see the ruin in the cave or below the arch/pothole, but it is too high to comform from the ground. Otherhand I found a small ruin below the arch on the ground.
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10/28/2017 Tower Ruin, Canyonland National Park, UT (10 miles) - The ruin is in the cave that way up the middle of the cliff. It was not easy to built the ruins there. However view from the ruin is an excellent, front area is flat but surrounding by beautiful rock formations.
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10/26/2017 Peek-A-Boo Panel, Canyonlands National Park, UT (8.7 miles) - Way to this panel, the road is full of water, Peekaboo Springs water runs into the road. I can tell that three groups were here, 1st group that draw the sharman figures with red ink, then 2nd group over write with white ink, 3rd group draw hands picture beside those.
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10/26/2017 Hands Panel, Canyonlands National Park, UT - It is located in the Peekaboo Springs area, not far from the Peek-A-Boo Panel. There are many hnads pictographs, red, white, black and brown. Sad thing is those pictographs are fading out. I still don’t understand why a radder in the crack.
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10/22/2015 Indian Creek Petro, UT - I was lucky to find three distingushed petroglyphs sites along the highway #211, west side of the Newspaper Rock, where Indian Creek is running by the highway. Couple sites are on the ground level and one is about 100ft above the ground.
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10/22/2017 Cave Spring, Canyonland National Park, UT - This is not first time to visit, but I did a loop hike again. There are couple radders to climb up, when got at higher size, I enjoy the view of the needles and wide view of the park.
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10/22/2017 Roadside Ruin, Canyonland National Park, UT - Very short hike to get this ruin from the highway #211. The ruin is located at middle of cliff in the cave, that protected from wear out by the weathere.
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10/21/2017 Indian Creek Canyon, UT - It is like the Goblin Valley State Park from far view, when close to it, much more larger scale. It is unique red color rounding top rocks, beautiful place.
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10/21/2017 Bridge Jack Road Petro, UT - There is no mark/sign, even no parking lot for this site, but its visible from the dirt Bridge Jack Road. There are many boulders but only this boulder has petroglyphs on it. One of the petroglyphs is large size of human figure.
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10/20/2017 Newspaper Rock, UT - I was here before, I try to capture individual figure petroglyphs or least with samll group on the panel, there are so many figires, but I think I did capture ok.
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10/20/2017 Loyds Lake, Monticello, UT - Small size man-made lake that close to the town of Monticello. There is a loop trail to hike up to but when I got there it was windy and cold, no one was there to hike.
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10/19/2017 Moab UT - The town population in winter is 5,000-5,500 and summer 7,000-7,500, which relatively a small town. Uniqueness of this town is visible of many motel/hotel/lodge and hike/bike/ATV tour coumpanies. 2,000,000 tourists pass this town annually. The town-self is not so interesting but surrounding places are people’s dream to come to see it.
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10/17/2017 Hanging Flume, CO - Getting water from way below bottom of the canyon river and transfe it into some places upper side of the canyon. I thought insane idea to place the flume at middle of straight large canyon wall, scary place, but they did it, all I can say was Wow!
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