Kay's Photo Journal - March 2022
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3/2/2022 White Goblin, AZ - This area not large in size is white color rocks and sand, and figure of goblins all over. Beside this area, color of rocks are brown and red. I found faded petroglyphs panels that bearly visible.
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3/7/2022 West Flattops, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - I’ve hiked bottom of the West Flattop before, which is the base/1st mesa. At this time, I’ve hiked bottom of the higher/2nd mesas. There is two mesas atop of the base/1st mesa. The view was very nice wide view.
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3/8/2022 Stinson Museum, Snowflake, AZ - Town name of Snowflake is combination of the pioneer of the two families last name, Snow and Flake. Town of Snowflake is a mormon town even in Arizona rather than Utah. This museum building is covered adobe house, which is the oldest house in Snowflake.
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3/9/2022 Red Mesa, AZ - I’ve hiked around bottom of the small to medium size buttes, where atop of the buttes are flattop. I found many RA sites, two sites are good, all others are smaller and fading out. I’ve hiked one butte to next, distance is so close by look, and so far by hike.
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3/13/2022 Mountain Lion Mesa, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - I learned that there are RA panels at the higher side of the cliff walls. My first aproach was from atop of the mesa to come down the cliff. However couldn’t find the way to come down the cliff wall. Next aproach was from the grand level to scramble up the hill to get to the bottom of the cliff walls, and it was successful.
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3/15/2022 Hog Canyon Overview, AZ - This beautiful area is east of the Theodore Roosevelt Lake, which the lake is down below. Hog Canyon is like a mini Grand Canyon, short but very deep and breath taking canyon.
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3/16/2022 Cottonwood Canyon, Southeast of Florence Junction, AZ - There are two ways to go to the RA site, which I didn’t know it. One way is go through the private property, the owner open the gate for me. RA site is located at the one segment of the Cottonwood Canyon. There are many busy panels, some of are fading out. It is a popular place for ATVers to stop by and roads are all ATV roads around here. All those ATV roads are too much for me to drive, so that I bother ranch owner again to let me out, and he did it, it was my lucky day.
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3/17/2022 Baby Jesus Ridge Petroglyphs, East of Catalina, AZ - It is also called the Sutherland Wash Petroglyphs. It is confusing, there are many trails and ATV roads and no sign for the RA site. I went different trail and came back for few times. Most petroglyphs are faded out, there are many RA panels all over but I couldn’t find the Sunburst or Nipple.
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3/18/2022 Honey Bee Canyon, West of Catalina, AZ - Two faces of the one boulder that RA panels are located in the Honey Bee Canyon wash. It was all sandy wash hike, which is not my favorite. It is popular place to hike or jog.
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3/18/2022 Ritz-Carlton Resort RA, Dove Mountain, AZ - Go through the gated entrance, which the security person present, just like I am going to the Ritz-Carlton Resort. Behind resort is a mountain range, and RA site is just behind the resort. There are a few RA view finders that pointing the particular petroglyph. This is a busy resort and many hiking trails near by.
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3/18/2022 Picture Rocks, southwest of Cartaro, AZ - Seems to the church owned this place. The picture rocks are located between two crosses. There are many RA panels but fading out. The best way to take photos is, hike up to the other side of the wash, higher level to take photos.
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3/19/2022 Cooraque Butte Area, Ironwood Forest National Monument, AZ - I’ve been in this area before. After that I’ve learned there are some more RA panels around the Cocoraque Butte. So that I’ve visited again and found many more RAs. I was confusing the Cocoraque Butte that the largest butte in this area rather than many RA panels present butte.
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3/20/2022 Coyote Mountain RA, southwest of Three Point, AZ - There are only a handful of RAs that not many, disappointed me. I saw four old backpacks spread it out on the ground that indication of the illigal immigrants passed by and some reason, give it up. That made me uncomfortable to stay long. I took photos quickly and left.
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3/22/2022 Las Guijas, north of Arivaca, AZ - There is no destigushed trails, bushes and trees have spires that porked me, painful. Suppose to there are RAs on the top of the peak, but there are more than one peak, I don’t know which one, no RA for me today. In far view there are beautiful mountains.
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3/22/2022 Whipple Observatory, Amado, AZ - This place has been closed for the public because of the pandamic. They are observing the very high energy of the gamma ray by many small hexagon millers to make a large concave dish to detect it. This observatory is facing south and behind is a mountain range, I wonder why they didn’t built it on top of the mountain to observe 360 degrees.
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3/23/2022 Sunnyside Ghost Town, Coronado National Forest, AZ - This ghost town is located southwest from Sierra Vista and very quiet higher side of the mountain. It is in the private property, but open for the public. I saw a few old buildings and visited their cemerary.
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3/24/2022 Indian Bread Rocks, south of Bowie, AZ - It is beautirul area, there are many rocks/boulders. I’ve hiked a large loop of the boulder field. RAs are located at the picnic area that very hard to recognized because shade of the trees, I waited sun down to take photos.
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3/25/2022 Arizona Sunset - These are tipical(?) Arizona sunset, Saguaro cactus and cresote bush and red sunset background, beautiful and gorgeous sunset.
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3/26/2022 Picacho Mountain RA, AZ - The road to get the RA site is very deep sand road. There are many RAs, I didn’t scramble up the rocky mountain at this time, yeah getting old that sure, but took many RA photos from the ground.
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3/26/2022 Picture Rock Canyon, Olberg, AZ - There are many busy RA panels in this area. A sad thing is getting fading out, some of are can’t tell what figures look like. This place RAs are much better than my expectation.
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3/27/2022 Point of Rocks, Gila Bend, AZ - Bushwaking to get to the bottom of the Point of the Rocks. There is a large sign 'No Trespassing'. So that, I came back without violating their wish. They should where to contact or tour is available that kind information to post it, not just 'No Trespassing'.
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3/27/2022 Saddle Mountain, Tonopah, AZ - I don’t believe that Arizona has this kind mountain. It is agressive and beautiful mountain, no one can hike up to the peak, I saw this kind mountain in Canada but not in Arizona.
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3/28/2022 Saddle Mountain RA, Tonopah, AZ - Weather was not good today that didn’t stop me for RA finding. Bottom of the gorgeous Saddle Mountain, there are many rocks but not much RAs, but I found some.
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3/29/2022 Small Hill North, Four Mile Wash, Tonopah, AZ - The petroglyphs covered the south side of a small basalt hill. Behind hill is a large mountain range and similar rocks set up to the this small hill, but no RAs there. All dark color basalt rocks have some scratches on it that confused me, it is just scratch or carved.
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3/30/2022 Palo Verde Peak, Tonopah, AZ - Entire mountain covered with black basalt rocks. A resident told me there are RAs atop of the mountain, I’ve hiked to the atop of the mountain but I couldn’t find it. Next time, I’ll ask him the exact location.
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3/30/2022 Small Hill South, Four Mile Wash, Tonopah, AZ - This hill is not far from the Small Hill North, less than 1/4 mile apart. Both those small hells are very similar, there are basalt rock covered entire hills and many petroglyphs on the south side face.
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3/31/2022 Four Mile Wash, Tonopah, AZ - Hills/mountains are covered with basalt rocks around here. When find one RA at south side face, there are many more. I found many RA clusters today, I had a good time to finding it.
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