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4/19/2018 De Beque Cutoff RA Panel, CO - It is located by the state highway #330 and #65, De Beque Cutoff Road, 45 1/2 Road. I was expected to hike up the hill, but that not necessary, the panel is about couple hundred feet away from the parking lot. One panel has many figures.
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4/8/2018 Eagle Rock Shelter RA, CO - It is located east side of town of Delta. I didn’t know was, excavation is going on by archeologist group, the shelter has 13,000 years of history that they are try to find out, if they can prove it, it is oldest living shelter in west hemispheres. Thank you Martin for a tour.
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4/18/2018 Glade Park, CO - I thought this is a strange place because Colorado National Monument is like a shape of a rainbow, one end is Fruita and other end is Grand Junction, the Glade Park is atop of the rainbow. It is wide flat area and each residents have least 35 acres. Bizarre thing is go through Colorado National Monument, a means pay the fee to pass the monument.
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4/18/2018 Sieber Warriors, Sieber Canyon, McInnis Canyons National Conservative Area, CO - It is not easy to get to the bottom of the canyon where the panel is located. I met one of the owner of the near by ranch, he was nice to showed me the panel, but I felt not welcoming, seems to he doesn’t want anyone around here even in the public land.
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4/17/2018 Colorado National Monument, CO - I wanted to go to the Glade Park, which drive up the Colorado National Monument road, Grand Junction side road is closed, so that went Fruita side to drive up for 2,500ft. I’ve been to this place 2 to 3 times before, but view is still beautiful.
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4/17/2018 No Thoroughfare Canyon Panel, Colorado National Monument, CO - Road was closed beyond the parking lot, a means the trail of this site was open, phew... There is a boulder that fading out petroglyphs are located, not the wall of the cliff.
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4/16/2018 Art on the Corner, Grand Junction, CO - The art sculptures are located on the main street for about 7 blocks from 1st street to 7th street. There are many sculptures not only the corners. Also I saw paintings too addition to the sculptures. Only problem is no parking lot, park couple blocks off the main street.
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4/16/2018 McDonald Creek Rock Art, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, CO - It is located near the Utah border and south of the highway I-70. The site is not far from the TH, but there are not many figures, only 4 or 5 red color pictographs.
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4/12/2018 Moab Rental House, Moab, UT - Moab is popular place to rent a house/town house/cond/room via airbnb. We stayed in this rental house for while, got from the airbnb. It is by the golf course and very quiet, 3 bdrm and 2 bath, we enjoy stay at home.
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4/12/2018 Moab Giants, near Moab, UT - This is a dinosaur museum, located at the highways #191 and #313. It was windy, seems to more people in the cafeteria than outside. They have indoor museum, 3D theater, 5D aquarium, play ground and 1/2 mile trail to see the actual size of dinosaurs.
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4/12/2018 Hole in the Rock, UT - This place is side of the highway #191 and store is in the cave. We browse inside store and outside their yard. We saw many weird items display in the yard.
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4/12/2018 Moab Man Panel, near Moab Golf Course, UT - I have been to this panel before, and I wanted to show it to my daughter and grandsons. Next day my daughter and old grandson hike around there and found some more petroglyphs that I never see before, I have to find it out soon.
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4/11/2018 Wilson Arch, UT - Located roadside of the highway #191, I passed this arch many times but this time hike up the hill to under the arch. It is larger arch than view from the highway and very sharp drop out behind the arch.
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4/11/2018 Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT - In this park, there are so many rocks to kids to enjoy, beside the gorgeous needles view. I took my daughter’s family photos in rare way that they are standing on the narrow canyon, standing both legs side of the walls. They are so good to maneuver canyon walls.
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4/11/2018 Newspaper Rock, Indian Creek, Bears Ears National Monument, UT - This panel has many figures and my old grandson likes seems to riding horse of a anthropomorphic figure (human figure). Every time I see this panel, I am glad that its well preserved.
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4/10/2018 Sushi Party, Moab, UT - My daughter and two grandsons made finest sushi rolls, it was very good, and we eat so fast and no time to filled up the sushi boat. Well it was hit, so that we repeated a day after. We had two sushi parties.
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4/10/2018 False Kiva, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is a short with required scramble up and down hike, but no problem with my grandsons. I hope they enjoyed the view from the False Kiva as much as I did, the view is one of kind.
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4/10/2018 Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is a popular place because short distance and behind arch has very nice background view. Try to take the Mesa Arch without people is tough, fortunately I had a chance to take a photo. Coincident happened that my daughter and two grandsons met friends from Pemberton, BC, Canada, where they came from.
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4/10/2018 Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - We stopped at Intestine Man Panel that was way to Island in the Sky. The Grand View Point Overlook was quick stop to enjoy the grand view of the Island in the Sky.
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4/9/2018 Dark Angle Rock Art Panel, Archs National Park, UT - My daughter and two grandsons, helped me out to find this rock art site. This location is not posted any National Park brochures or Internet, I was not sure we can find it or not, fortunately we found it, located west side of the Dark Angle. Where Dark Angel is a spire that I learned from the Junior Ranger Program.
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4/9/2018 Double O Arch, Arches National Park, UT - This is a not easy hike trail and many adult can't make it. But my fearless grandsons enjoy scramble up and down the trail. We saw few more arches other than Double O Arch, such as Landscape Arch, Navajo Arch in distance and more.
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4/8/2018 Fisher Tower, near Moab, UT - When arrived this place, it was nearly sunset, I saw a group enjoy the sunset party. We had short hike to enjoy beauty of the Fisher Tower.
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4/8/2018 Dancing Bear Panel, near Moab, UT - First stop is this panel, my daughter and two grandsons after arrived to Grand Junction Airport from Vancouver Canada. Grandsons didn’t show any tiredness, just run and jump side of the mountain slope.
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4/8/2018 Gateway Auto Museum, CO - It is John Hendricks auto collection who originated the Discover Channel, and he has a mountain house near by. There are 50 classic cars displayed in the museum, some of are very rare or one-of-kind cars. My question is why here? This is a remote area, no one come to see the classic cars, instead of come to enjoy the wildlife.
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4/4/2018 Big Arrowhead Arch, White Canyon, UT - White Canyon is running along the highway #95 and beautiful canyon, so that I picked this place to hike to enjoy canyon and fining the arch. There is one more arch, but I can’t find it. One arch is better than nothing, I am happy with it.
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4/4/2018 Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - The parking lot was filled up very quickly, this place is a popular place. Only 1.2 miles to get to the Tank, short hike that people like it. Along the way there is a Pioneer Register that has many graffiti on it.
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4/3/2018 Pleasant Creek, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - I was not expected so many rock art panels along the creek, first panel from TH was wooden fenced out, but all others are no fence, free to walk around. Surprise thing was, about 4 miles, I didn’t see anyone, then suddenly there are many people, they got from other end of creek.
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4/2/2018 Morrell Cabin, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - The cabin was purchased by Morrell around 1935, he took the cabin apart and re-built it at its present site for cowboys to use it on the Morrell Ranch. After he sold property to National Park, it is still standing nicely.
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4/2/2018 Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - It is standing beautiful sandstone monoliths that resemble cathedrals that the why name came from. Even weather was cloudy but can’t hide the beauty, I enjoyed to seeing it, however there is not enough parking lot, all I can do was stop on the road to watch it.
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4/2/2018 Gypsum Sinkhole, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - It is about 50ft diameter and 200ft deep hole just below the rock cliff. If drop something, not easy to get it. It is near the Cathedral Valley, red rock surrounding here is beautiful.
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4/2/2018 Glass Mountain, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - The Glass Mountain is a mound of selenite crystal, which is a variety of crystallized gypsum. When sun hits it, it does spark, but unfortunately it was cloudy and didn’t happened.
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4/2/2018 Temple of the Moon, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - There is no good parking lot, park on the road and walk around to find good place to take photos. They should to make large parking lot for each destination. Moon is smaller than Sun but when stand up bottom of the moon, it is large in size.
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4/2/2018 Temple of the Sun, Capitol Reef National Park, UT - Three, Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Moon and Glass Mountain, are located the same area, Temple of the Moon is mountain side and Glass Mountain is far side, and Temple of the Sun is middle and larger than moon. I have visited twice, way back is better sun light.
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4/2/2018 Wolverton Mill, Hanksville, UT - This is a historic gold mill, restored and display it behind the BLM office in Hanksville. It is open for the public, we can walk in the building to see what looks like inside the mill.
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4/2/2018 Carl’s Critter Garden, Hanksville, UT - It is located roadside of highway #95. Sign said admission is free or 25¢ or $1 or ???, so that I took free one and walk around the his garden. It is folk art and he uses metal to create many critters.
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4/2/2018 Leprechaun Canyon, UT - It was short but fun place to hike with all member of family. After sand, trail changes to rock surface and wide canyon getting narrower. Around one mile turn back, however rock climbers can go father. Later I checked the Internet, there are few more canyon trails running around there.
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3/28/2018 Ely Creek Falls, Dinosaur National Monument, UT - When I saw this waterfalls, it is too small, I was expected much large waterfalls, so that continue to hike up some more atop of the falls, but there is no water falls after that. It is smaller in size but pretty waterfalls.
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3/28/2018 Deluge Shelter Panels, Dinosaur National Monument, UT - Majority is red color pictographs, but I saw some petroglyphs too. It is located between the bridge and Ely Creek Falls, and there is a trail to go through.
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3/28/2018 Jones Hole Creek, Dinosaur National Monument, UT - TH starts at south end of Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery. The trail is gradual descending toward to the Green River, about 4 miles one way, along the Jones Hole Creek. There is one wooden bridge to cross the creek. I saw a dozen of bighorn sheep and three deer.
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3/28/2018 Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery, UT - This place is surrounding by beautiful rock formation. A stranger thing is released fishes to not Jones Hole Creek or Green River that near by, instead of out of state like WY. However 7 good quality springs water come to here and water temperature is 54°F year round that the best condition for the fish hatchery.
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3/28/2018 Blue Mountain Cliff Ridge, East of Vernal, UT - This cliff area is beautiful area and rock composition is complicated. Blue Mountain Cliff area is aggressive figure with white rock color and just below highway side is gentle figure with yellow boulders.
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2/28/2018 Carrot Man Site, Dragon Road (County Road 23), near Rangely, CO - The road name was confused, my car GPS showed the name of the road was Rangely Dragon Road, where its called White Av in Rangely. The sign on the county road is telling to turn, then no sign at TH. There are red and blue color pictographs. I never see blue this much clear before.
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3/27/2018 Crook’s Brand Site, Dragon Road (County Road 23), near Rangely, CO - The road name was confused, my car GPS showed the name of the road was Rangely Dragon Road, where its called White Av in Rangely. The sign was on the county road and no sign at turn right next small road. This site is the incised petroglyphs, its cut not carve to make figures.
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3/27/2018 Fremont Ridge Site, Dragon Road (County Road 23), near Rangely, CO - The road name was confused, my car GPS showed the name of the road was Rangely Dragon Road, where its called White Av in Rangely. There is no sign on the County Road until at the TH. There are many oil & gas field roads, need a sign on the road. This is petroglyphs site.
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3/27/2018 Shield Site, Dragon Road (County Road 23), near Rangely, CO - My car GPS showed the name of the road was Rangely Dragon Road, where its called White Av in Rangely. This site is big disappointment because only 1.5 petroglyphs present, even full figure one is someone to steal it one time.
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3/26/2018 Sun Dagger Site, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - Located east end of the East Four-Mile Draw. Few sun figure and some more that red and white color pictographs, located higher side of the boulder.
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3/26/2018 East Four-Mile Draw, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - Located State Highway #139 little off the roadside. This site is the largest site among few Canyon Pintado rock art sites. Hiked nearly one mile to get to the various places. There are two petroglyphs panels side-by-side, both panels have many figures in it.
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3/26/2018 State Bridge Site, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - It is located State Highway #139 roadside. Very short hike up to the site, one panel has several petroglyphs in it, one of petroglyphs is using the edge/corner of the rock.
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3/26/2018 Cow Canyon Site, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - Located State Highway #139 little off the roadside. Uniqueness of this site is circle figures and a gun petroglyphs. Beside petroglyphs, there are some red color pictographs too.
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3/26/2018 White Birds Site, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - It is located State Highway #139 roadside. Mainly white color pictographs and some of are like birds figures. Also another figures have white, red and orange colors, located upper side of the cliff.
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3/26/2018 Kokopelli Site, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - Located State Highway #139 roadside, one pictographs panel that has three parts all red color pictographs, center one is the Kokopelli and secure with wire rope to not fall off.
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3/26/2018 Waving Hands Site, Canyon Pintado, near Rangely CO - It is located roadside of State Highway #139. There are two panels, one panel has white waving hands pictographs and other panel has red men figure pictographs.
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3/21/2018 Jailhouse Ruin, Arch Canyon, Shash Jaa unit Bears Ears National Monument, UT - The ruin is located way up on the cliff, I don’t know how to get up there. Seems to it is cave and showing several vertical sticks in one window.
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3/21/2018 Arch Canyon Panel, Shash Jaa unit Bears Ears National Park, UT - I brought binocular with me for this hike and lucky to find it, I didn’t see any foot prints, not popular place I guess. There are faint petroglyphs and pictographs on the panel, pictures don’t come out right.
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3/21/2018 Arch Canyon, Shash Jaa unit Bears Ears National Monument, UT - Arches and best parts of canyon that start 7 miles from the parking lot, which I didn’t know, when I got at 7 miles I was already tired and came back another 7 miles. A means I missed best parts of the Arch Canyon hike. Even its not best, beautiful canyon to enjoy.
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