Kay's Photo Journal - May 2015
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5/30/2015 White Sharman, Pecos River, TX (1 mile) - I was waiting this tour for few days, it was suppose to yesterday for last tour before summer, they don't have summer tour, but havy rain made postpone to today, which is Jim, tour guide, gave me a favore. It is many pictographs in one area. 3rd row leftmost photo is the White Sharman.
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5/29/2015 Amstad National Recreation Area, TX - It is man-made dam, Amstad Dam, and reservoir is located between US and Mexico on the Rio Grande river, and need a passport to go through the dam. I've been to many area in this place such as Diablo East, Black Brush point and more.
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5/27/2015 Seminole Canyon State Park, TX (10 miles) - I have joined the Fate Bell Pictograph tour that couple miles down from the headquater office. They preserve the pictographs in the couple caves to show us. After the tour, I have hiked to the Rio Grande, I saw the panther cave from the distance.
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5/24/2015 Hueco Tanks State Park, TX (1.6 miles) - The cave kiva is tiny entrance and crowl to get in but we can stand up inside the cave. Many people touch the floor by hands that oil from them cause to very sliply inside. This park is well-known for the Mask pictographs.
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5/24/2015 Three River Petroglyph National Recreation Site, NM (2.5 miles) - There are many petoglyphs but curved not deep enough that caused by many petroglyphs are dissapering especially hit rain hard places. According to ranger, there is over 23,000 petroglyphs does exist in this park, I captured parts of.
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5/23/2015 Gran Quivira Ruins, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM - This is the limestone ruins that different than other two ruins. Use to 2,000 people live here, and saw many small rooms and kivas. The church that tall building, which never completed.
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5/23/2015 Quarai Ruins, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM - This is the sand stone red color ruins also. At the church area is very tall walls and surronding by many small rooms ruins.
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5/23/2015 Abo Ruins, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM - This is nice sand stone, red color ruins. At the tall remining of the center of the ruins that a church.
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5/22/2015 Petroglyph Hill, NM (9.1 miles) - I couldn't fine the road to get to the hill, I started to walk by the railway. There are so many hills after hills, my coordinates didn't work, a means I can't find the petroglyphs. I was dissapointed but vest way to find it is come with knoledgeable person that much easier.
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5/21/2015 La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, NM (1.6 miles) - Started outside the fence, soon entrance and limb up the cliff to the near the top, there are many petroglyphs along the way, I stay near the top and follow the trail. Someone told me there is some more at the top of the mesa, but rain weather stop me to go there.
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5/21/2015 Petroglyph National Monument, NM - This is my second visit, at last time I have visited the Rinconada Canyon and Boca Negra Canyon, at this time last remining of the Piedras Marcadas Cayon. There are many petroglyphs than I expected that made me happy to explore the area.
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5/19/2015 King & Queen Hike, Window Rock, AZ (5.2 miles) - This place is a beautiful place and Pam and her husband gave me personal tour to hike up/down in their family property, wha't a treat!!! I was lucky to enjoy in the extra ordinaly beauty of the private propery, they really help me out to down and up the cliff especially steep spots.
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5/18/2015 Window Rock, AZ - The window, arch, is large in size, later I learned that I can hike up to the window from the east side. I also went the zoo that located near by to enjoy the animals there.
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5/17/2015 Canyon de Chelly, AZ - This is my 2nd visit, at last time, we had a canyon jeep tour. At this time, I was hoping to join the rock art tour, but no such thing as rock art tour, instead I can hire a guide to wherever I want to go, but I didn't enough home work to where to go, so postpone to next time. I enjoyed the White House Ruin hike and overlook views.
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5/17/2015 Hubbell Trading Post, AZ - This place has a long history, its built mid of 1,800s. Even today, they sale pretty much every thing especially Indian hand made items. Shortely after I arrive, there was tour bus with full of passengers.
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5/15/2015 Black Tank Wash, Mojave National Preserve, CA (3.4 miles) - Suppose to there are pictographs and petroglyphs inside the cave. I was looking for the cave but I can't find it, after 2 miles hike up, I gave up looking for the cave and find a short cut way to came back. I really need the exact location, but I enjoyed hiking.
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5/15/2015 Zzyzx, Mojave National Preserve, CA - It's pronounce "Sai-Zex" and was use to the hot springs resort, currently it is the CSU Desert Studies Center. There is one petroglyphs rock by the road, I heared there are some more but need to hike up to see it.
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5/14/2015 Cow Cove Petroglyphs, Mojave National Preserve, CA (8 miles) - I drove on the sandy road for 4 miles that the middle point, and parked my car near the old ranch, then hiked. It is very deep sandy road. The petroglyphs are scattered here and there, I have climb up the rocky hill few times to take photos.
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5/13/2015 Lanfair Petroglyphs, Mojave National Preserve, CA (4.3 miles) - There is Indian well by the many petroglyphs that indicated this area was nice place to live and do the art work. Currently the Indian well is dried out but can see it is pretty deep in size. The dirt road to get this place, the center portion is very high.
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5/13/2015 Lanfair Ghost Town, Mojave National Preserve, CA - It is located east side of the Mojave National Preserve. There is only the fandation left and most of are gone. I saw few modern houses around this place, ghost town but people are getting back to live here.
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5/13/2015 El Dorado Canyon, NV - This place is located couple miles east from the old town of Nelson. I learned that population of Nelson is 30 and El Dorado Canyon is 7. It is old mining town and kept old stuff. Airplace crash site was old movie set.
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5/10/2015 Chihuly Gallery, Las Vegas, NV - Chihuly is well-known glass artist, we can find his products all over the Las Vegas, Ballagio's ceilling glass work is most noticeable. In this gallary, there are display many beautiful his original glass works.
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5/10/2015 Las Vegas Strip, NV - This is my final Las Vegas Strip visit as a resident, and it is my starting point of my last chapter of my life journey. As always, it is busy busy and everywhere busy, a means lot of visitors. I called this city home for last seven years, I am sure I'll visit this city many more times.
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