Kay's Photo Journal - April 2019
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4/2/2019 Citadel Ruin, Cedar Mesa, UT - I did some home works but joined a group, one of the member knows exactly how to get there. There are more than one way to get to the ruin, we took harder way to get there, we are all good hikers. The ruin is located at end of the peninsula and face south, after visited the ruin, I have hiked to the south rim to see the ruin view.
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4/3/2019 Cedar Point Rock Art, Cedar Mesa, UT - I saw total eleven rock art panels today, most of are new to me, and some of are I found at last time. Side-way-panel is the most unique panel in this area. You think photos are side way, but I am posting the right way that the way we can see it.
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4/3/2019 John’s Canyon, Cedar Mesa, UT - John’s Canyon Road is rough at time-to-time and narrow at place-to-place, some times can see the few hundred feet drop down, the road is one way road all the way, lucky me there was no opposite traffic when I was there. It is beautiful area, just like driving in the Grand Canyon.
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4/4/2019 John’s Canyon RA, Cedar Mesa, UT - I found seven rock art panels today that all new to me. Some panels are very good, some panels are faded out. Nice weather, nice view, I enjoyed finding rock art hiking, whenever I found rock art panels, it must be a good hike.
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4/7/2019 Cave-7 Search, North Fork Whisker Draw Area, UT - I didn’t know the exact location of the Cave-7, I thought if go there I can find it, I’ve hiked all over there inc up/down the ravine walls many times, but can’t find it. When came back and checked the google, it shows the exact location, I won’t miss it at next time. 3rd row center, 4th row 2nd from right are Cave-8.
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4/7/2019 Cave-9 (Kay Dubbed), North Fork Whisker Draw Area, UT - This cave (alcove) is located just below the trail, where came down the rocky hill. This is the most easiest cave to visit. There are few pictographs and petroglyphs, some of are overwriting, I can’t tell it is old or not so old.
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4/7/2019 Cave-10 (Kay Dubbed), North Fork Whisker Draw Area, UT - This area has many caves (actually alcoves, but let’s called caves) but not every caves have ruin or remaining of ruin, I took photos of whichever cave has remaining ruins. From this cave, view is very nice.
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4/7/2019 Cave-11 (Kay Dubbed), North Fork Whisker Draw Area, UT - This is a large size alcove has some ruin remaining, and couple rock art, not many. There are many rocks on the ground that building blocks of the ruin.
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4/7/2019 Cave-12 (Kay Dubbed), North Fork Whisker Draw Area, UT - This alcove is located higher side of the cliff, and not far from the Over and Under Ruin. There are a few petroglyphs and pictographs on the wall. At the center of the alcove, there is some remaining ruins and building blocks of ruins are scattered on the ground.
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4/7/2019 Over and Under Ruins, North Fork Whisker Draw Area, UT - This ruins are located at the end of the side canyon from the North Fork Whisker Draw. I took photos from the atop of the cliff that across the canyon, also I took photos of close look of Under site ruins. There is no way me to go to the Over site of ruins.
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4/8/2019 North Fork Whisker Draw Rock Art Panel, UT - I was lucky to find this panel. There are many petroglyphs figures on the panel and I can see those, unfortunately doesn’t come out right on the photos because the rock quality and fading out.
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4/14/2019 Hideout Golf Course, Monticello, UT - This public golf course is located south end of the town and between highway #191 and Lloyd Lake, just below the lake dam. Green fee for adult is $30 for 18 hole, $18 for 9 hole, season pass is $400. Winter is close for season.
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4/14/2019 Lloyd Lake Loop Hike, Monticello, UT - This route is a part of the Abajo Foothill Trail System in Monticello. I have hiked about 6 mile round trip. The trail is go through the golf course that confusing because not enough sign to show where is the hiking trail. Snow covered Abajo Mountain range is beautiful from the Lloyd lake.
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4/16/2019 Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello, UT - In one large circular room, there are some hands-on learning stations, actually we can touch and play it. It was fun to play any one of those, but not enough, wish they have many more. I thought this place is for small kid to learn, but not only kid, we adults can learn too.
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4/18/2019 Horseshoe Canyon, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - I’ve joined the Maze 4 days Tour offered by NAVTEC, Moab. This is my 2nd time to visit this particular part of the Horseshoe Canyon. At this time, there is water, not much, on the bottom of the canyon floor. The trail is well marked by cairns and foot steps. It is large but very quiet canyon.
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4/18/2019 High Gallery, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - This place is located in the Horseshoe Canyon, first pictographs panel we can see after hike down to the bottom of the canyon. The panel is located high up, and wondering how to get up there to draw the pictographs.
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4/18/2019 Horseshoe Shelter, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - This pictographs panel is located little south from the High Gallery, but opposite/west side of the canyon. Pictographs style is different than the Great Gallery.
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4/18/2019 Alcove Gallery, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - The pictographs panels are located in the large alcove. It is located between Horseshoe Shelter and Great Gallery. Just like the Horseshoe Shelter, Pictographs style is different than the Great Gallery.
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4/18/2019 Great Gallery, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is the high light of the pictographs panel in the Horseshoe Canyon (formerly known as Barrier Canyon). The panel is Barrier Canyon style and life-size figures.
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4/18/2019 Deadmans Trail, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - This trail is steep and some segment is provided handfolder/fence on this trail, originally it was for the cows. We’ve hiked up this trail from the Great Gallery to top of the mesa.
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4/18/2019 High Spur, Maze Tour (Day 1), Canyonlands National Park, UT - Our 1st day Maze Tour end at the High Spur Campground. The view from this campground is incredible, we can see beautiful wide view, the Cleopatra’s Chair is visible also.
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4/19/2019 Hans Flat Ranger Station, Maze Tour (Day 2), Canyonlands National Park, UT - Strange thing is this ranger station is located outside the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. There are 2-4 rangers cover entire Maze District. Most remote area in the lower 48 states and $5,000-6,000 to tow truck to rescue you that a ranger said.
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4/19/2019 The Neck, Maze Tour (Day 2), Canyonlands National Park, UT - I never know this place does exist. It is breathtaking view place because the road became very narrow and both sides are visible, west side is beautiful Happy Canyon, east side is wide range view, Waterhole Flat is closest, Imperial Valley next, then Beef Basin in far view.
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4/19/2019 Flint Trail, Maze Tour (Day 2), Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is a steep 4x4 dirt road, only one lane wide but not the one way, yes both ways. There are few hair pin curves, and some of are need adjustment, a means back up some to turn on the steep slope. View is nice, but driver has no choice to enjoy the view.
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4/19/2019 Golden Stairs Trail, Maze Tour (Day 2), Canyonlands National Park, UT - China Neck is the beginning of this hike, its nice place to take photos. The trail is all down hill, I thought one hour is enough to hike down the little over 2 miles trail, I was wrong, we spent over 3 hours to hike down.
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4/19/2019 Land of Standing Rocks, Maze Tour (Day 2), Canyonlands National Park, UT - There are many beautiful tall rocks standing in this area, the Standing Rock is one of them. Some of are standing alone, some of are standing by group, all very strong red colors and visible from far view.
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4/19/2019 Standing Rock, Maze Tour (Day 2), Canyonlands National Park, UT - Second night of camp site is amazingly the bottom of the Standing Rock. Set up the portable toilet that has best view, beautiful The Maze is below large area. Surely no-one never wants to leave quickly.
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4/20/2019 Chimney Rock, Maze Tour (Day 3), Canyonlands National Park, UT - Some trails start this landmark rock. It is visible for far distance, and easy to recognize it to targeting to come back.
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4/20/2019 Harvest Scene, Maze Tour (Day 3), Canyonlands National Park, UT - One large hand holding the grain that the name got this panel. It was long distance hike to get here, not only the distance, elevation gain/lose over 2,000 ft, but worth to see it.
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4/20/2019 Abbey’s Triple Arch, Maze Tour (Day 3), Canyonlands National Park, UT - It is located at the South Fork Horse Canyon, and north of the intersection of the South Fork Horse Canyon and east of Brimhall Point, Its a vertical series of pot hole arches, nice thing is can capture three arches in one photo.
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4/20/2019 Chocolate Drops, Maze Tour (Day 3), Canyonlands National Park, UT - I was expected the Chocolate Drops like Hershey’s chocolate kiss. But more like lineup of chocolate bars, atop is white chocolate and below is dark chocolate. The sizewise, it is very larger than my expectation.
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4/21/2019 Dollhouse, Maze Tour (Day 4), Canyonlands National Park, UT - There are many spires that two tone color, mainly white and rusting red, and some spire looks like a doll shape that the Doll came from but don’t know where house came from. It is beautiful area, fortunately to came over to enjoy it.
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4/21/2019 Dollhouse Panel, Maze Tour (Day 4), Canyonlands National Park, UT - It is red pigment of the pictographs, located not far from the Dollhouse Campground #3. Already started to fading out, but still some of are visible.
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4/21/2019 Dollhouse Granary, Maze Tour (Day 4), Canyonlands National Park, UT - Variety of attractions on this trail, such as narrow clack to go through that was fun, Colorado River over see, beautiful Dollhouse to look, then reached the granary that unique by using a few large thin rocks, mud and tree branches.
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4/21/2019 Dollhouse Loop Hike, Maze Tour (Day 4), Canyonlands National Park, UT - The short trail loop in the heart of the Dollhouse spire forest. It is beautiful area, wish trail is more longer.
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4/21/2019 Maze District, Maze Tour (Day 4), Canyonlands National Park, UT - I wanted to come to the Maze for while, but road condition is much more than my driving skill, join to the tour and finally made it. Four days tour went too quickly, I saw small parts of the Maze, but my dream came true that a big achievement.
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4/25/2019 Crow Canyon, Dinetah, NM - The Crow Canyon in the Dinetah is rich in rock art and ruins, I found 20 rock art panels and 6 ruins. It is beautiful area, but not so quiet by the many oil and gas stations. The rock arts are found on the ground level and ruins are high up in the alcove or on the boulder.
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4/25/2019 Crow Canyon Main Panel, Dinetah, NM - I found 12 rock art panels and 2 ruins in this area. There are many petroglyphs figures, most of are very clear and beautifully done. One ruin remaining is very close to TH and another ruin is very high up and long hike up to see it, if follow the trail that takes to the ruin.
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4/25/2019 Crow Canyon Ruin, Dinetah, NM - This ruin is located near the TH on the ground level. It is small in size and only part of the ruin remaining. There are couple petroglyphs on the rock wall.
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4/25/2019 Crow Canyon Rock Shelter, Dinetah, NM - Sound like crawling in the rock, but this is good size of ruin in the alcove at high up. There is only one trail around there, follow the trail that takes to this ruin.
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4/25/2019 Big Worrier Panel, Crow Canyon, Dinetah, NM - The size of worrier is big, more like fat. There are many more petroglyphs figures but not easy to see it, when I was there, by direct sunlight.
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4/25/2019 Crow Canyon Pueblito, Dinetah, NM - The ruin/pueblito is on the boulder and blended nicely to the area, a means easy to miss it if you don’t give an attention. It is located at the middle of steep slope.
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4/25/2019 44 Panel, Crow Canyon, Dinetah, NM - It is called 44 panel because petroglyphs shape like 44. There are many rock art panels in this area, I found 6 rock art panels, some panels are many figures in it. There is one or two figues of petroglyph(s) panels, but that doesn’t count.
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4/25/2019 Corn Stalk Panel, Crow Canyon, Dinetah, NM - From 44 panel, hike down and up the steep ravine walls to get to the other side, this place is located north side of 44 panel. Couple corn stalk panels and some more petroglyphs, easy to miss panel is behind the part of ravine, just before hike up to the top of the mesa.
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4/25/2019 Shaft House Pueblito, Dinetah, NM - Hike on the bottom floor of creek after the Corn Stalk Panel for while, the ruins/pueblitos are near the top of the cliff, one ruin is in the alcove, other ruins are on the cliff. There is no way to me to climb up, took photos from creek floor.
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4/26/2019 Hooded Fireplace Ruin, Dinetah, NM - Hike to the ruin is very short, but to get to the TH, drive steep hill and dirt road for while. The view is nice from the ruin. The hooded fireplace is located in the closed and dark room, there is tiny opening atop of the roof to take photos. It is rare to have a hooded fireplace.
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4/26/2019 Largo School Ruin, Dinetah, NM - One car parking lot that the TH, there is no sign of the ruin, this is the easiest way to get to the ruin, which I have missed and more difficult way to reach the ruin, but way back use easier trail. This ruin is located tip of the cliff, if look at from the bottom of the road. The view is very nice.
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4/26/2019 Ice Canyon Panel, Dinetah, NM - It is located across the dry Ice Canyon from the county road #367. I was lucky and happy to found this panel, it is not easy to see from across the canyon.
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4/28/2019 Shafer Trail Road, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - Need a permit to go through this road. The road is maintained dirt road, drop 1,300 ft in 4 miles, a means very steep. I was lucky, if 5 minutes later, there were a dozen bikers and three trucks on the opposite direction that surely freaked me out.
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4/28/2019 Gooseneck Overlook, White Rim, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - There is a layer of rock wall below the view point that prevent to see the entire gooseneck view, but partially saw left and right sides of the gooseneck of the Colorado River.
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4/28/2019 Colorado River Overlook, White Rim, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is continuation of Colorado River view of the Gooseneck Overlook, located just south. Water color of the Colorado River is dark green/gray color, far from the clean water image.
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4/28/2019 Musselman Arch, White Rim, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - The bridge is look down to see it, and made by the white top rock part, or bottom of arch was washed away.
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4/28/2019 Whitecrack, White Rim, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is my farthermost point to drive on the White Rim, which is about half way. Drive up to the Grand View Point Overlook, view is wonderful, this Whitecrack is south of it and more close to or inside the wonderful view.
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4/29/2019 White Rim, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - I wanted to come here for while, view is gorgeous from any segments of the White Rim. Only problem is the road that very bumpy and average speed is 10 miles/hr.
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4/29/2019 Lathrop Canyon Hike, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - It is 5 miles one way road from White Rim to Colorado River. I have hiked, I did some short cut, so that end up 8.5 miles round trip. Colorado River access is very small area. I saw petroglyphs like, I am not sure it is or not, because all scratches are petroglyphs to me.
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4/30/2019 Potash Road, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - This is my exist road from the White Rim. I was under estimated view of the Potash Road, it is beautiful view for long time, especially the rock formations.
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4/30/2019 Gooseneck View Point, Potash Road, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT - This gooseneck view is much better than the White Rim Road view, because can see the entire gooseneck, barely fit entire gooseneck view into my camera. Also surrounding this area rock formation is gorgeous.
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4/30/2019 Potash Evaporation Ponds, Moab, UT - I saw this place from atop of the mesa and Google Earth, but this is my first time for close look. It is large in size salt mine, some ponds are still water in it, some ponds are harvesting salt.
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4/30/2019 Potash Boat Ramp, Moab, UT - This is one of the boat ramps for the Colorado River, today was quiet, but I assume very busy place during summer season. Water lever of Colorado River was pretty high.
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