Kay's Photo Journal - December 2017
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12/30/2017 Montezuma Canyon, UT - I was here few days ago, but I stopped by again and found some more petroglyphs from another area. Maybe I will find many more rock art and ruins from this canyon in future.
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12/30/2017 Cave Ruin, Bluff, UT - It is located near Bluff and highway #162 roadside small cave ruin, inside the caves are all black that result of the fire. I saw one ruin in the cave and one cave with no ruin.
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12/30/2017 Horse Panel, Bluff, UT - I found three horse panels, those are not far each other and by the highway #162, one closest to the Bluff town has horses and elk or/and deer combination, next one is single horse, and third one has few horses. Seems to those petroglyphs are not so old compare to all other petroglyphs.
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12/30/2017 Westwater Ruin, Blinding, UT (0.5 miles) - At the parking lot, there is a sign 'Five Kiva Pueblo' that I assume the description of the ruin. Short trail to get to the ruin, we can walk in/around the ruin that very nice.
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12/27/2017 Fighting Men Panel, Indian Creek, UT - This panel is visible from highway #211, if watch carefully. Its high up and bottom of the large cliff wall. This site has three panels and fighting men panel is one of them.
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12/27/2017 Needles Overlook, UT - Original plan was to go to the Anticline Overlook but snow and ice condition on the dirt road that too much for me, changed plan to here. Nice view but Needles are too far way.
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12/23/2017 Monticello, UT - Couple days ago we had a storm, where Monticello elevation is 7070ft, higher enough to dump snow rather than rain. Snow covered everywhere scene is beautiful, I walk around and shot those photos.
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12/19/2017 Sunhead Man Panel, Montezuma Canyon, UT - I don’t think there is name for the panel. I just saw the Duckhead Man Panel, so that I guess adequate to call it Sunhead Man Panel. Those petroglyphs listed here are I have missed at last time.
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12/18/2017 Cedar Point Panel #3, Sideways Panel, UT - I never see major petroglyphs are all sideways, so I called the Sideways Panel. Those sideway petroglyphs then right up petroglyphs lower side of the boulder, those are maybe different time and groups to created it.
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12/18/2017 Cedar Point Panel #2, Duckhead Panel, UT - There are few duckhead men on the petroglyphs, so that I called the Duckhead Panel. West side of this boulder has many great petroglyphs on it.
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12/18/2017 Cedar Point Panel #1, Dots Panel, UT (3.7 miles for all three) - Divided to three for this petroglyphs site because each panel has great deal. This panel has many dots, so that I called the Dots Panel. There are many great petroglyphs on the one side of boulder.
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12/18/2017 Duckhead Man Panel, John’s Canyon, UT (8 miles) - I didn't know what road condition looks like, so that hiked up, after noticed that good enough to I can drive and place to place I can turn. The panel is visible from the road but some scramble need to close up to the panel.
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12/18/2017 John’s Canyon Petro, UT - It is a small petroglyphs site by the John’s Canyon Road, shortly after the gate.
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12/17/2017 Tuba City Dinosaur Track, AZ - Escort or tour people there to lead the short hike to show me around. 2nd row three photos from left are dinosaur eggs and two photos left are vegetation. 3rd row that can you guess what those are? There are many dinosaur foot prints and they don’t mind to walk on the top of it.
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12/17/2017 Tutuveni Petroglyphs, AZ - Chain fence is still there but they had removed a surveillance camera that more welcoming than before. I can relax and walk around and took some photos. Repeating patterns of petroglyphs are on the few boulders, however fence covers much large area, I don’t know I am missing many more petroglyphs or not.
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12/17/2017 Cliff Dwellers, Vermilion Cliffs, AZ - Its located by the highway #89A north side. Houses under and surrounding by the boulders and standing flat ground area, and nice view of the Vermilion Cliffs.
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12/16/2017 Maze Rock Art Site, AZ (1.4 miles) - Parking lot and trail are very nice, just follow the trail that takes to the rock art site. There are three boulders side-by-side that petroglyphs are on. Largest boulder has maze, double headed snake and man at the top. Definitely top and bottom of petroglyphs are created different time and group.
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12/13/2017 Dry Mesa Road Petro, Escalante Canyon, CO (2 miles) - Creek water is running that freaked me out to drive through in the water. So that I hiked up to the panel. Depressed me that there are more graffiti than original Indian petroglyphs. Why so many graffiti on the petroglyphs panel? If they want to draw or write, why not to find own panel and leave petroglyphs alone.
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12/13/2017 Escalante Canyon Petro, Gunnison River, CO (0.7 miles) - Location of petroglyphs are high up the hill, scramble to climb up to see it, but not too long distance. I found three panels, mainly deer and/or sheep figures. I saw many gun shot damages, I don’t know why someone targetting the petroglyphs.
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12/12/2017 Dominguez Canyon Petro, UT (7.4 miles) - First one mile is not so interesting because crossing railroad property. After that gorgeous large red canyon cliffs showed up, it is beautiful place to hike. I saw frozen waterfalls, large and lot of water runs Gunnison River, small arch and of course petroglyphs.
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12/12/2017 Bridgeport Petro, Gunnison River, CO - The panel is located couple feet north from the Bridgeport Trailhead parking lot. The boulder is tilted and open side is a ruin and petroglyphs are located west side of this boulder.
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12/12/2017 Highway141 MM99 Petro, Dolores River, CO - Panel is located at the bottom of the boulder by the highway #141 at MM 99, where not enough parking lot but squeeze to park at roadside. It is too low to make petroglyphs, I guess least couple feet buried by dirt there.
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12/12/2017 Rock Creek Petro, Dolores River, CO (2.1 miles) - This place is a in the private property and clearly sign said no trespassing. I learned that ok to sneak-in by an agreement with BLM and owner, but sign is still there to protect owner when someone gets a trouble. It is beautiful area.
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12/12/2017 Dolores River Coke Oven, CO - It is lone coke oven that standing by the highway #141 roadside, little north side of the Hanging Flume Overview point. Parts of the roof was fail off, other than that nice looking coke oven.
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12/10/2017 Paradox Valley, CO - There are many petroglyphs in the Paradox Valley that I learned from the Internet. I thought trail takes me to the petroglyphs site that was not the case, trail was getting narrower and disappeared. There are many boulders beside west side of the tall cliff wall, I couldn’t find even one petroglyph. Its beautiful place to hike even no petroglyphs found.
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12/8/2017 Cave Houses, Montezuma Canyon, UT - I saw many caves that use for storage units. However some ones built modern cave houses, I saw least two nice cave houses, but maybe some more exist. I wounder how to live in the cave?
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12/8/2017 Bradford Ruins, Confluence of Bradford Canyon and Montezuma Canyon, UT - Ruins are camouflaged with surrounding rocks, without wooden fence, I never noticed. You can find least three ruins from my photos, possible some more.
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12/8/2017 Three Kiva Pueblo, Montezuma Canyon, UT - Extensive excavations revealed there was 14 rooms and three kivas, where only one kiva is reconstructed and we all can enjoy to get down into this kiva. Inside kiva is dark, but quiet and nice place to relax. Currently ruins are outside the kiva, for few rooms.
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12/8/2017 Montezuma Canyon Petro, UT - This petroglyphs site is located by the Montezuma Creek Road, and visible from the road, hike up to the bottom of the cliff to see close up. There are many more petroglyphs that I found after this trip, I have to go back to find those.
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12/8/2017 Music Panel, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, CO - This panel is located north side of the Ismay Trading Post, and between two boulders, not easy to take photos because not much room between boulders. The panel is just like The Music Staff, 5 horizontal lines and 4 spaces.
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12/8/2017 County Road G Petro, Cayons of the Ancients National Monument, CO - This place is located by the county road G, just east of the Ismay Trading Post. Many graffiti, some of are top of the petroglyphs, sad to see it. This place is easy to access from the road that the why so many graffiti.
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12/5/2017 Wilson Arch, UT - When I was driving highway 191, the bridge was beautiful with sunset. I have to stop my car to take photos. If I was not tired I am sure I have hiked up to the below the bridge.
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12/5/2017 Kane Creek Petro, Moab, UT - I didn’t know the Kane Creek road side has many petroglyphs. I was lucky to stop and stop at side of the road, there was no traffic unlike summer time.
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12/5/2017 HyMasa Trail, Moab, UT - My initial goal was to see the Piggyback Panel, after few errors and short day time, couldn’t make it. but nice day to hike on the trail.
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12/5/2017 Owl Panel, Moab, UT - I took easier way to get to the panel, but still scrambled. When got to the fron of the panel, ground is relatively flat and easy to walk. Armless human figure is a large in size.
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12/4/2017 Hidden Valley Petro, Moab, UT (5.8 miles) - The trail was first steep, then flat. Petroglyphs are located two areas, one is west side and another one is east side, both at the bottom of the tall cliff and high up from the ground. There are many petroglyphs sporadically that entire length of the both walls that 1/4 to 1/2 mile long.
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