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Month: March 2011

Dark Angel Petroglyphs

Moab Area Rock Art VIII
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday, the plan was to head to Arches for the day and hike the Devils Garden primitive loop. Afterwords we were hoping to stock around and get some photos of the Super Moon rising in the evening. Unfortunately, the sky was cloudy and overcast the entire day and it was pretty windy. We ended up hiking the loop and finding the petroglyphs near Dark Angel, but when we were done we drove back into town for some dinner and headed home instead of waiting for the moon to rise. It was a good choice since the moon never did make an appearance.

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Palisade Point Petroglyphs

Sunday, March 13, 2011

On Sunday I had some stuff I wanted to get done around the house, so I decided to stay close to home and take a short hike to some petroglyphs I haven’t been to before on Palisade Point. The panoramic photo above was taken over the Grand Valley from Palisade Point near the petroglyphs. Here’s a few photos of the petroglyphs I found. Most of them were of bighorn sheep and elk.

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Dry Fork – McConkie Ranch

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Finally! I have wanted to get up to Dry Fork to check out the petroglyphs and pictographs on the McConkie Ranch for quite a while. So on Saturday, Amanda and I drove up there for a nice day trip. These amazing rock art panels are located on private property north of Vernal, but the McConkie Ranch has created two trails that allow the public to visit them. I’d like to thank the McConkie Ranch for allowing the public to access the rock art located on their property!

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