Kay's Photo Journal - January 2017
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1/30/2017 Murphy’s Well Petroglyphs Site, CA - There are not much petroglyphs now, I assume there were lot of petroglyphs before but all faded out or under the lichen. The main rock few petroglyphs on it that I wanted to see it for long time.
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1/29/2017 Fort Piute Petroglyphs Site, Mojave National Preserve, CA - The petroglyphs are located in and near the old Turkey Farmer. Petroglyphs are on the individual medium size rocks on the ground, I found many petroglyphs from here.
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1/28/2017 Fort Piute, Mojave National Preserve, CA (4.8 miles) - Buit the fort to protect the US Mail delivery system but main road had been moved and this fort didn’t last long. Unexpected thing happened, two ATVs got there incredibly fast speed, it is uneven rocky and narrow road, they gave me a ride, all I can say was 'woooooow too fast'.
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1/28/2017 Counsel Rocks Archaeological Site, Mojave National Preserve, CA - It is also called Re-Birth Rock or Womb Rock. It is an archaeological site, suppose to can find rock art.
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1/28/2017 Woods Wash, Mojave National Preserve, CA (3.2 miles) - It is located east side of the Hole-in-the-Wall. I found many petroglyphs, there exist group by group, when find one, there are many more petrolgyphs that area. I didn't go father because I had enough petrolgyphs already. I am sure I can find some more if go little more father.
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1/28/2017 Hole-in-the-Wall, Mojave National Preserve, CA - There are lot of holes, small to tiny caves look like. Located near the Hole-in-the-Wall. It was fun to got inside, I bet small kids like this place to explore.
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1/27/2017 Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert research Center, Mojave National Preserve, CA - One of the largest cave in the Mojave National Preserve is located in this place. Inside the cave is full of pictographs. They don’t advertised nor open it for the public. Caretakeres are living there to protect it for 24/7. Don’t tell, don’t show, what’s protecting for?
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1/27/2017 Edgar Peak Petroglyphs Site, Mojave National Preserve, CA (6.3 miles) - According to my search, there are petroglyphs at the end of the canyon. The canyon is getting steeper and tougher, when I got at the dry waterfalls, I have to turn back because I know the limitation of the solo hike. It was very close to petroglyphs that was sad moment but I tried.
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1/26/2017 Old Dad Mountain Petroglyphs Site, Mojave National Preserve, CA (6.5 miles) - The canyon is located bottom of the Old Dad Mountain. I didn’t know the road condition, mainly sandy dried wash, so I started to hike. The canyon is wide opening but getting narrow and more narrow that the spot petroglyphs are located. Shortly after that canyon is surroundings by waterfalls, where I turn back.
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1/25/2017 Afton Canyon, CA (6.2 miles) - This place has so many gorgeous rock formations and variety of rock colors. Train rail road is dominating in this area, there is no hiking trails, we have to hike by the rail road that was not expected, and couple large puddles on the road, my hiking boots got all wet.
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1/17/2017 Canebrake Site, CA - It is located near the town of Canebrake and road was approach to the Chimney Peak. I saw couple boulders have few morteros, small holes, that Indian use to grind up acorns or seeds. The pictographs are fading out but still visible with naked eyes.
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1/15/2017 Goler Gulch Petroglyphs, CA - Is this possible to find a needle from haystack? My answer is 'yes'. That’s happened today, I didn’t have any clues nor exact location of the petroglyphs, but I found it. The Goler Gulch has so many side canyons and trails, and no time to check all those, addition to rocks are everywhere. About 3.7 miles of hike, I was lucky enough to find it. I have a good luck, I should to get a lottery/powerball ticket.
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1/15/2017 Goler Gulch, CA (7.4 miles) - Gold nuggets that still people are finding from this gulch, although California gold rush is way over. There are many mines in this gulch that include large and small scale of mines. Beside the gold, this area is a dirtbiker’s play ground, I saw and heard about a dozen dirtbikers today. It is nice place to hike, not much elevation gain, variety of rock formation to enjoy.
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1/11/2017 Rademacher Hills Trail, Ridgecrest, CA - Last few days were rain, rain and more rain, and finally got a nice sunny day but very strong wind, by the way I underestimated that Ridgecrest has very strong wind. I have hiked parts of the Rademacher Hill Trail today, end up very short hike by strong wind.
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1/6/2017 Newberry Cave, CA (1.5 miles) - I can’t find the exact location of the cave from the Internet nor from the Mojave River Valley Museum. I stopped by the town of Newberry Springs and started to ask to the locals, one of local who is a realestate agent took me to the TH and gave me the right information that helped me to get to the cave. The rare green pigment of the pictographs that I never seen from anyplace else. Unfortunately 3,000 years old pictographs figures are all faded out.
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1/6/2017 Dead Mountain Petroglyphs, CA (5.5 miles) - The powerline road was sandy and bumpy road. Suppose to wash down to get to the canyon, but washs are everywhere, just head to the canyon that I did it. The canyon is wider than I thought. Unbelievable thing was location of the petroglyphs, located middlle of steep edge cliff, no way least for me to get there. If you go there, bring a zoom lens. There are many petroglyphs.
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1/5/2017 Bridge Canyon, NV (2 miles) - The road was sandy and deep in some spots, I couldn’t go last 1/4 mile or so because of it. I found some petroglyphs but not much. Some petroglyphs are seems to new or some thing added and looks new.
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1/5/2017 Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Museum, Laughlin, NV - Riverside Hotel & Casino they display third floor full of classic cars, some of are I never see or heard about it, some of are for sale. All displayed classic cars are very shiny, I was feel bad to my car because my car never shiny like those cars.
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1/4/2017 Mosquite Springs, CA (7.5 miles) - The road is very sandy, some places are very deep sand, I was planning to drive up to the petroglyphs site, but last few days of rain made puddles and impossible to cross with my car, I decided to hike. There are many similar rocks around here but petroglyphs are only this site. I found some but not many.
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1/3/2017 Painted Rockpile, Fort Irwin, CA - There are so many painted rocks in one place - overwhelming. Soldiers come from all over here for training, when complete the training, they leave painted rock for their memory. I took many photos but not all, I wish I take all photos and posted here.
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1/3/2017 Desert Tortoise Integlio, Barstow, CA - I was expected only one Integlio but I found two, one is smaller size. Desert Tortoise Integlio is like sun shape to me rather than tortoise. Also I have stop by to the small cave and alcove site that not far from the integlio site by the Old Highway #58.
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1/3/2017 Bizzard Rock, Barstow, CA - This stand alone rock is located west side of the bridge on the first avenue in the Barstow. There are many broken glassess on the ground. I found some petroglyphs on the south side face of the rock but not much.
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1/3/2017 Mojave River Valley Museum, Barstow, CA - There are displaying many items in the musuem includ petroglyphs, many are replica but there are real ones too and don’t know where get it, or maybe don’t want to tell me where from. They sell many spcecial kind books that can’t find from regular book stores.
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