Saturday, February 5, 2011
After taking some photos at Newspaper Rock, I headed over to explore Shay Canyon. This was my first visit to this canyon and I knew there should be many petroglyphs found here. I was not disappointed! I spent a while here hiking along the canyon wall searching for and photographing the many petroglyphs I found along the way.
Most of the time while I was in Shay Canyon the skies were overcast, but just before I was ready to hike back to the Jeep, the clouds cleared a little and the sun light reflected off the canyon walls. I snapped these two photos when that happened.
One of the larger petroglyph panels.
This panel was located high above next to a crack in the canyon wall.
This is the another of the so-called ‘mastodon’ petroglyphs in the area (another being the Moab Mastodon). To me it looks just like another bear…
The lower petroglyph in the following photo kind of looks like a smiling face to me.
The hunter with the bow and arrow appears to be shooting at a four-legged animal and three round targets in this scene.
There are many petroglyphs of flute players here and this panel has the most in one place. It even appears a bighorn sheep is dancing to the music.
This guy was all by himself.
I called this one the Teardrop Panel because the shape of the canyon wall here resembles a tear drop.