Kay's Photo Journal - May 2020
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5/1/2020 Red Dot Trail RA, White Rock, NM - Someone mentioned me the location of the RA site, finally found it. It is beautiful Rio Grande area, strenuous hike down the steep cliff, but trail is there that help. The panel has many figures, I enjoyed it.
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5/2/2020 Arroyo Hondo RA, NM - It is located near the residential area. It»s small area, but many petroglyphs. The sign said 'no trespassing' and another one said 'caution rattlesnakes'. One panel has many figures that highlight of ths area.
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5/2/2020 San Cristobal Creek RA, NM - There is no sign, but couple trails go down to the Rio Grande. I didn’t know the exact location, but took a chance, and found the boulders that have RAs. The problem is black boulder inside and outside, not easy to see or don’t come out nicely on photos, use sun reflection to capture the images.
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5/2/2020 Palisades Sill, HW64 Roadside, NM - The Cimarron Creek runs by the HW64 and parallel to the creek, there are spectacular cliffs that uplifted monzonite rocks. Fishing in the creek is popular activity in this area.
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5/3/2020 Capulin Volcano National Monument, NM - It was closed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Suppose to drive up to the volcano that located atop of the Capulin mountain, but gate was closed. Oh well...next time.
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5/3/2020 Trinidad Lake State Park, CO - I just drive through on the dam and took some photos, because I was not sure it is open for public or not by COVID-19, most state parks are closed, that the reason there was no traffic.
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5/3/2020 Karval Reservoir, CO - Karval State Wildness Area, no one to ask but seems to it was open for fishing and camping. There are a few one lane roads run in the park.
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5/4/2020 Prewitt Reservoir State Wildlife Area, CO - Amazingly large size lake at the middle of dry field, between highway #76 and #6. Limited fishing access, but fishermen are enjoying.
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5/5/2020 Pawnee Buttes, Pawnee National Grassland, CO - Two giant Pawnee Buttes are atanding at the middle of no-where, a means nice view of those. 2 miles trail is well maintained that takes to the buttes from TH.
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5/6/2020 Courthouse and Jail Rock, NE - Those are two famous landmarks around here. The Courthouse is also called 'Castle' or 'Solitary Tower'. There are not much trails here.
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5/7/2020 Chimney Rock, NE - The Chimey Rock is sticking up and visible from far distance. The visitor center is closed. I don’t know thre are hiking trails or not. It was a landmark for fur traders.
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5/7/2020 Carhenge, Alliance, NE - Gray color carhenge that the main attraction here. There are some more car art that different color and metal arts in this property, free of charge. It is located by the highway #385.
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5/8/2020 Hudson-Meng Education and Reseach Center, NE - This place is also known as Hudson-Meng Bison Jump. It was closed, but feel free to walk around outside. Suppose to there are tons bison bones inside the building, that for next time.
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5/8/2020 High Plane Homestead, NE - This place is a man-made ghost town for the tourist attraction, in the beautiful bad land. There are many old buildings in good condition, but empty because of the Coronavirus.
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5/9/2020 Trinchera Canal RA, Fort Garland, CO - This site is by the man-made canal. There are many black boulders around here, and petroglyphs are here and there. I was not expected to find RA here, so that lucky me.
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5/12/2020 Limekiln Peak, south of Del Norte, CO - It is not long and easy hike, and popular for locals. View from the summit is very nice far view that include some 14ers.
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5/13/2020 Dog Mountain RA, Del Norte, CO - Pam came with me by riding on her horse and showed me the exact location of the RA. It is located tricky place, people called in the cave, but its just opening rather than cave. It is beautiful red rock cliff walls here. Thanks Pam, without your help, I am sure I never find it.
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5/14/2020 Bishop Rock, Dry Creek, CO - Use imagenation to figure out this rock, suppose to bishop is praying. Also I added ruin house photos near by. Rock formation is gorgeous around here, should RA here, but I couldn’t find it.
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5/14/2020 Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuse, CO - 14,804 acres of wildlife refuse and most of are wetlands. However all I can see was brown, where I was expected green, wonder why? I saw nice small birds but not cranes.
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5/15/2020 Rio Grande, CO - I tried to find the RA of segment of south of HW #142, Rio Grande. There are many nice rock river walls, but I didn’t find any RA. I saw few guys enjoy fishing.
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5/16/2020 Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, CO - 12,026 acres of wildlife sanctuary. Uniqueness of this place is the Rio Grande is runs side of the Wildlife Refege and use/release some of water from the Rio Grande. I saw some small birds but not bold eagles.
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5/17/2020 Stone Quarry, Del Norte, CO - First 2 signs from the TH was good, then no sign after that, confused at the intersection. Not only confusing signs, there are tons of dirt bikers, they enjoy riding that good, but too much dust to deal with for the hikers that was sacks. Quarry is not a large and possible to prodce some more, I wonder why stop/quit it.
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5/18/2020 Slumgullion Earthflow, CO - Water saturated earthen material slid (Mud slide) and block the Gunnison River to formed the Lake San Cristobal, which is the 2nd largest natural lake in Colorado. Still it is moving rate of 20ft/yr.
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5/18/2020 Lake San Cristobal, CO - This is the lake made by the Slumgullion Earthflow that 4 miles up from the lake. The lake is longer and road around it, elevation is 9,052ft. I saw many cabins and lodges but all empty by COVID-19.
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5/19/2020 Curecanti National Recreation Area, CO - Large lake just outside of the town of Gunnison. Surrounding by many mountains, which some mountains are still have some snow on it. Not many people enjoy this beautiful lake, maybe caused by 'Stay Home, Stay Alive' order.
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5/19/2020 Curecanti Needles, CO - We can view the canyon from the upper side of the overview point. The needles are below the eyes that located two rivers meet, Gunnison River and Curecanti Creek. Cliffs are all very high around here, a means rivers are way below.
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5/19/2020 Curecanti Creek Trail, CO - About 1,000 ft down from atop of the mesa to the bottom of the river. It’s creek hike, both sides of the creek walls are getting higher when going down. Creek water is white water, very aggressive and massive current, but beautiful many falls.
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5/20/2020 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO - I’ve been this park before, but first time from the north side. The park is closed by COVID-19, but trails are open. Hiked to the Chasm View Area and Exclamation Point, Gunnison River is very small view. The Painted Wall is visible at time to time. It is beautiful area.
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5/20/2020 Eagle Rock Shelter RA, Delta, CO - Seems to Archaeological research is suspended because COVID-19. I’ve hiked loop today that over 2 miles, and I’ve stopped by to the Gunnison River.
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5/21/2020 Gunnison River Farms Site, CO - A large sign said 'NO Public Access' but a local just ignore it and tell me to follow him. There are two panels, main panel has a bunch of petroglyphs on it, located at the steep slope. Around here, a means by the Gunnison River, is all green and beautifully that coordinated by human.
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5/22/2020 Lower San Rafael River RA, Green River, UT - 4 worriers holding hands, 2 snakes and a baby on this panel. The panel is located way high up. It is beautiful red rock area. I’ve hiked to one of beautiful smooth rock mount. Seems to around here was under the water for long time.
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5/23/2020 Horse Shoe Bend, Green River, UT - I was searching RA around here, but I couldn’t find it. The horseshoe bend is large and doesn’t fit in one photo. I saw three floating boats, beautiful area.
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5/23/2020 Tusher Canyon RA, UT - Searching RA that additional to previously found. I found two boulders that several figures on it that new for me. Also visited main RA site.
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5/24/2020 Price River Lower RA, UT - It is a beautiful area and very quiet, not many visitors. I found three RA site along the Price River, one area has sort of fence, a means official site, other two are among the many boulders.
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5/25/2020 Historic Spirit Railroad Complex, UT - There is 4 rooms stone house ruin and a chimney, below the cliff. And on the high up mesa area, there is place for the railroad . It is beautiful area, I don’t blame, they wanted to the train to pass this area.
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4/27/2018 Nine Mile Canyon RA, UT - I was looking for the 'Family Panel', which I got some information, but I couldn’t find it. I was disappointed but I found many new RA panels that cheered me up. At the last part of the Nine Mile Canyon, view is gorgeous and there are many RAs.
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