Kay's Photo Journal - September 2020
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9/3/2020 Ashley Creek RA, Vernal, UT - There are many petroglyphs in this private property, and very good condition. Also view is very nice from this property. Thank you Tim for obtained the permit from the owner and private tour that was my once a life experience.
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9/3/2020 Red Figures RA, Vernal, UT - It is a roadside RAs that on the independent boulders. There are red color pictographs and some petroglyphs. Sun light was directory above when we were there, and could not take good photos. Thanks tour Time.
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9/3/2020 Collet Place RA, Vernal, UT - It is located behind the private property and pass the private property to get there. Tim got a permit from the owner and parked their property. The RA panal is located middle of the steep slope of the hill. Thank you Tim for the tour.
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9/3/2020 Red Devil RA, Vernal, UT - It is located by the road and across the man-made creek. There is a trail but one boulder obstacle and not easy to pass it. Thank you Tim for your help to go through. One red devil pictograph is atop of the petroglyphs.
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9/4/2020 Dry Canyon RA, Nice Mile Canyon, UT - The road seems to go to the private company, so that I never been here, but road turn around. There are petroglyphs on high up, and we have to hike up the steep slope to see it. Thank you Darlene for the tour.
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9/4/2020 Family Panel, Nine Mile Canyon, UT - I wanted to see this panel for while, but can not find it, even I passed this place a few times, because it is hiding back of the bushes. It is smaller than I expected and not enough room to take my photo with it. Thank you Darlene and and Tim to show me this panel.
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9/4/2020 Roadside Ruin, near Nine Mile Canyon, UT - It is located by the road to go to the Nine Mile Canyon from the Vernal. There is no sign, no information. Some ruins are using boulders as one side of the room/ruin, all others ruins are stack up the small rocks.
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9/3/2020 Rainbow Park RA, Dinosaur National Monument, UT - RAs are located high up, I tried to get closer but failed, I can’t find the way. Anyway, it is beautiful red rock area, just hiking is worth is and finding petroglyphs are bonus. Thank you Bill for the info.
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9/7/2020 Cliff Ridge, south of Dinosaur National Monument, UT - I saw a large alcove from the distance, and my prediction was a lot of RAs. I found some red color pictographs but not much, more graffiti. I came back on the ATV road that found from the alcove.
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9/8/2020 Cliff Creek RA, east of Jensen, UT - I found 4 panels along this creek. It is beautiful area, but hike up to the bottom of cliff wall is hard, because slope is steep. all 4 panels are made by different groups. I guess there are some more if hike further. Thanks Bill for information.
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9/11/2020 Mellen Hill RA Site, near Rangely, CO - There are three caves, where center cave is the largest cave among them. East side cave has petroglyphs at the west side of entrance, put white choke in the petroglyphs to see better.
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9/12/2020 Kenny Reservoir RA, near Rangely, CO - It is very quiet and long reservoir. RA site is located at northwest side of the reservoir. Not many figures, only a few RAs. Spent a few minutes at the reservoir to relax.
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9/12/2020 Camel Ridge RA, Canyon Pintado National Historic District, CO - There is camel petroglyph in this area, that the why this name got it. Hike up steep sloop to get bottom of the cliff wall to see the petroglyphs. There are two panels about 100ft apart.
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9/12/2020 Lookout Ruin, Canyon Pintado National Historic District, CO - At the top of the ridge line, there is a ruin, but no RA. From the ruin, its nice view all around, that the purpose of watch tower, lookout ruin. There are about 4 inches diameter holes on the rock that indication of time of the year.
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9/12/2020 Hoodoo Site RA, Canyon Pintado National Historic District, CO - There is 2 large size hoodoos on the top of the hill that RA site is near by. The RA site is fenced out keep cows away. The RAs are like the 'Carrot Man' figure, red color pictographs.
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9/13/2020 Cow Canyon RA, Canyon Pintado NHD, CO - The south faced RA panel that include few circular figures. There are pictographs and petroglyphs in this panel, and view deck is provided, but not many people using it, people are more getting closer to see it.
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9/15/2020 Long Park, CO - It is upper side of the Paradox Valley, nice view of Paradox Valley. I thought I can find the RA, instead of this is a mining area, there are many old mines here. If I have a chance to come here again, I'll have a mine tour.
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9/15/2020 Paradox Valley RA, CO - I found some RAs that new to me, and some RAs that I saw before. I know there are some more RAs that I never seen before, but I don’t know where. This place is a full of hope to find some more at next time.
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9/17/2020 Cave Towers, UT - There are 7 towers in this area, most of are crumbled. Beside the tower, there are a few ruins, most of are we can’t go because steep cliff wall layers. There are a cluster of petroglyphs, but I can’t find it, sad...
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9/18/2020 Alkali Canyon, UT - I didn’t know this canyon is so large, some place is 1/4 mile wide. This canyon has a potential to find RAs, plan to explore the canyon in future, but I found no RAs today.
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9/19/2020 Blue Crossing RA, AZ - The RA panel is in the campground, some of are very old and some of are not so old. There are wooden fence all around and a sign too. There is three or four ways to get here, take easy one drive back.
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9/20/2020 South Fork RA, AZ - Explore east side of the South Fork, lucky enough to find many RAs, where I found many RAs from west side at last time. I guess around here is many more RAs to be find.
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9/20/2020 Three Kings Hoodoo, Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah, NM - There are many smaller and red rock cap hoodoos around here, and started to getting more taller hoodoos. Those red rock cap white hoodoos are on the black base.
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9/21/2020 Alien Throne, Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah, NM - Alien Throne is the hoodoo but different than any other hoodoos. Anyway, this area is full of large size hoodoos, and color of hoodoos are slightly differnt with each group. I was amazed this place, definitely will come to visit in future.
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9/23/2020 Canyon Hike, Dinetah, NM - I thought I was canyoneering in the Salado Canyon, Seems to Salado Canyon is next canyon. There are three large dry waterfalls, each time scramble up at side of the canyon walls to climb up, then finally reached at the end of the canyon, odd thing was there is a road, I was disappointed of hard work to get here rather than easy hike on the road.
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9/24/2020 Pregnant Basketmeker RA, NM - I was exploring to find RAs around this Pregnant Basketmaker site, so that stop by to see to old friends, which is my second time to visit. The panel is wooden fenced out to keep animal out.
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9/25/2020 Escarbado Canyon RA, NM - Finding RA in this canyon, which is a wide canyon. I found RA or RA like in here and there, but not major RA panels. It was enjoyable hike in this canyon to finding RA.
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9/26/2020 Hummingbird Canyon RA, NM - There are old and new RAs and between. I found a several RA sites, not many figures in each site, but fun to finding next one. One pictograph has multiple colors of pigments that was unusual.
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9/27/2020 San Juan River Trail, below the Navajo Dam, NM - One side is canyon wall and other side is the San Juan River, this trail is very present that I originally thought. Realty is many bushwhacking and tall bushes hide river view. I am sure I won’t come back.
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9/27/2020 Pilares Canyon RA, Rock Garden National Recreation Area, NM - Gretechen and Kitten took me to the RA panel, which many people don’t know it, only horse back riders know it. Without their help, I never find it, thank you both.
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9/28/2020 Vereda Canyon RA, Rock Garden National Recreation Area, NM - This place is easy access from the dirt road, which means many graffiti and holes of gun shots. One large panel has a few RAs, I was lucky to find it during driving.
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9/29/2020 Arch Rock RA, northwest of Rock Garden NRA, NM - The arch is over the dry canyon. This arch is an incredible look. There are many graffiti the sides of the arch, but I managed to find some RAs under the graffiti.
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9/30/2020 Alien Run Mountain Bike Trail, NM - UFO crash site is about 9 miles RT from the trailhead. Crashed UFO had been moved, a means nothing there only empty land. The UFO crashed on 3/25/1848 and one hundred ft diameter and 18 ft tall. There are more detail on the information panel.
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