Kay's Photo Journal - June 2021
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6/2/2021 Picture on Stone, Navajo Indian Reservation, AZ - When I asked, a couple took me to this site, found one panel that few figures of petroglyphs are on it, in the middle of the field located higher side of the cliff. I’ve hiked around but only this RA panel does exist.
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6/2/2021 White Mesa, Navajo Indian Reservation, AZ - It is beautiful white rock formation area, where color changes white rock to red rock that spectacular view. Alcove that I saw it from the distance at middle of the large cliff, I can see the ruin inside that was 'wow' moment.
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6/5/2021 Bedrock Store, CO - This is a historical store, opened 1881. I never see this store open before, today it was open, stopped by to chat the owner. This store was in the movie one time, and back ground of the Toyota new car model advertisement.
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6/5/2021 Cave Canyon, Paradox Valley, CO - Large cliff wall at the end of the canyon, seems to many RAs, but that was scratched rock wall surface. At middle of the cliff wall, there is a cave. It is a smaller size and very nice view from it.
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6/5/2021 Corral Area RA, Paradox Valley, CO - It was too hot to enjoy hiking. Quick visit the site and took some photos of the petroglyphs.
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6/5/2021 Big Panel, Paradox Valley, CO - Distance from the parking area to the panel is short but difficult to get it because the dry water falls. I was lucky that suddenly cloud cover all over that photos come out nicely.
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6/6/2021 Dolores River RA, Gateway, CO - Water level of the Dolores River is high and fast movement. It is a beautiful area especially red color cliff rock wall. Driving on the road is just like driving the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
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6/8/2021 Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument, CO - What’s a drive to get to the Echo Park, some places are very steep and some places are very narrow, but view is a specular. It is a beautiful place, cliff walls are huge in this area. The Green river runs by the park, I saw many boat tours.
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6/8/2021 Echo Park RA, Dinosaur National Monument, CO - I found six RA panels in the Echo Park, couple need to hike to see it, one is by the campground, three by the road. Where sign said petroglyphs, that petroglyphs located very high up the cliff.
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6/9/2021 Yampa Bench Rd, Dinosaur National Monument, CO - This road runs cross the Dinosaur National Monument Colorado side, from west to east. It is dirt road, narrow, rocky, winding, some times drive up/down the mountains, but view is very nice at time to time.
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6/9/2021 Deerlodge Park, Dinosaur National Monument, CO - This is the east end of the Dinosaur National Monument. It is popular place for starting point of the boat floating on the Yampa River that marge to the Green River.
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6/10/2021 Little Snake River Museum, Savery, WY - There are a dozen of original and re-created buildings in the property. It is popular place for the kid camp, when I was there, kids are running all over.
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6/11/2021 Grand Encampment Museum, Encampment, WY - More than a dozen of original and re-created buildings are here, very neatly organized. The mining display and train are unique to see it.
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6/11/2021 Snowy Range, Medison Bow Mountains, WY - I was impressed that still such beautiful snow covered mountain range in the southern Wyoming. It is beautiful area , Highway #130 road side.
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6/12/2021 Como Bluffs, Fossil Cabin Museum, WY - I wanted to see the Como Bluffs, which discovered as a dinosaur graveyard. What dinosaur graveyard looks like, but it is in the private property and not open for the public. I am guessing that there are many more dinosaur bones to find in north side of the bluffs.
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6/13/2021 Ayres Natural Bridge, Douglas, WY - This natural bridge is surrounding by beautiful red color cliffs. Water runs below bridge is pretty fast. They built a park near the bridge to every one to enjoy, nice area.
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6/15/2021 Pinnacle Rocks RA, NE of Douglas, WY - RA sites are located east end of pinnacle area and hiding by the trees, which not so easy to find it. Seems to cross the private property, but owner lets people in by no trespassing sign. I found two separate RA panels.
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6/16/2021 Angostura Reservoir, Black Hill National Forest, SD - It is a nice quiet reservoir, a place to relax. There are many houses and continue to built some more houses, because beautiful area.
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6/17/2021 Cascade Falls, Black Hill National Forest, SD - Actual name is Keith Memorial Cascade Falls. There are a few small cascade falls in this area by the highway #71. This is a road side attraction. Falls are not spectacular but small oasis on the Cheyenne River.
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6/17/2021 Wild Horse Sanctuary, SD - It is close to public, unless donate it. Susan and Kei were donated $5,000 to this place, so that they have a free tour and let me join to the tour, lucky me. Currently 14,000 acres and 500 horses and some cows. One local said this place is a nursing home for the horses. There are many more RA sites, but donate more to see all, I guess.
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6/18/2021 Red Canyon RA, Edgemont, SD - Both sides of the canyon are private properties even under the Black Hill National Forest. Which I didn’t know it and hiked and found RA panels that should be illegal but I didn’t see and postings or fence, I am guessing the owner is let public to enjoy RA panels.
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6/21/2020 Downen Road RA, SD - This is the road side RA panel. More like metates on the entire vertical cliff wall and some figures in it, a means figures are smaller in size. There is a sign but too old and not readable.
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6/25/2021 Oahe Dam, Pierre, SD - Lake Oahe is Missouri River to create it. It is beautiful large lake and there are many water activities, especially fishing from boat is popular activity here.
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6/25/2021 Center of SD, Pierre, SD - Weird thing was original center of SD has traffic jam, so that moved to a new location, but people doesn’t like it, so undecided. I have visited un-official center of SD, there is no sign or any indication but a local mentioned it to me.
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6/28/2021 Little Bend, Lake Oahe, SD - It is a narrow peninsula in the Oahe lake that Missouri River meet Cheyenne River. It is beautiful area by surrounding with water and low mountain range.
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6/29/2021 East Whitlock Lakeside Use Area, SD - This is a small area which has small campground and parking lots. Across the Oahe Lake is the West Whitelock Lakeside Use Area, which is peninsula and have a larger activities area.
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6/29/2021 Medicine Rock, Gettysburg, SD - Are these petroglyphs or not? The clay had hardened into stone/rock and animal and human foot prints and human hand print are in it. The rock is relocated from the mouth of the Cheyenne River to the Dakota Sunset Museum, and built building around the rock to protect it.
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6/30/2021 Pelicans in Lake, SD - I was not expected to see the pelicans in SD. There were many pelicans resting the side of the lake. There are no public access path to this lake, just look from the distance.
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