Saturday, December 18, 2010
After my detour into the Book Cliffs I was back on the road towards Moab for the rest of the day. The Colorado River Road was covered with snow so I didn’t make as good of time as I usually do, but I did stop for a few photos in Professor Valley on the way…
River Tower barely out of the clouds
Parriott Mesa in the clouds
Once I reached Moab I continued on down along the Colorado River. My destination was the famous dinosaur tracks near the Poison Spider Mesa trailhead. I have been by these tracks a number of times, but have never stopped to check them out before.
From the dinosaur tracks, I hiked around in search of some more petroglyphs.
Back to Back Sheep
View across the river into the Behind-the-Rocks WSA
Foot & Sheep
While searching the canyon walls in Williams Bottom for rock art, I came across what looks like a more modern drawing of a frog with a heart?
On my way back towards town I stopped again at the petroglyphs right along the highway, since I always seem to find something new every time I stop at a large panel.
The real Fishman
Basket in the crack
I still had some time to kill before heading home, so I headed into Arches National Park so I could get some better photos of the Wolfe Ranch petroglyph panel.
After grabbing some dinner in town, I headed back home. Just after the sun had set, I took this photo of the Titan in the clouds.