Saturday – Monday, September 3-5, 2011
Over the Labor Day weekend I decided to head down to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park to revisit some rock art and to find some new panels. I explored a lot of the park in my Jeep and on foot. I drove over Elephant Hill a few times and I ended up camping just outside of the park in Bobbys Hole. I even found the time to take a quick side trip up into Beef Basin. Here are some of my photos from the weekend…
A few black handprints that I came across first along the trail.
Driving through the Devils Lane.
A small section of the SOB Hill Panel.
Many handprints of the SOB Hill Panel.
The full SOB Hill Panel.
A couple more handprints under an overhanging rock.
The Needles has no shortage of handprints! These are part of the Floyd Panel.
This was the main panel I was looking for this trip, which I did manage to find. It’s a tough one to get a good photo of, so here’s my attempt at bringing out the pictographs.
A closer look at the right side of the panel. Very interesting anthropomorphs.
I got to revisit one of my favorite granaries in Beef Basin and took this shot in black & white.
Driving through Ruin Park.
A nice visit to the Peekaboo pictograph panel. The small opening on the left is Trail Arch.
The Peekaboo shields in black & white.
A small white Barrier Canyon Style pictograph.
White Anasazi pictographs over a very faint Barrier Canyon Style Panel.
Trail Arch and a hoodoo.
Three small anthropomorphs…two of them appear to be orange.
A very unique pictograph in the Flying Carpet Panel.
More handprints and a one-armed anthropomorph.
The amazing Flying Carpet.
The Flying Carpet Panel.
Here’s an interesting white figure.
I even managed to find a new boulder with petroglyphs along Indian Creek.
A closer look at the petroglyphs on the boulder.
It was a nice weekend and I managed to find a few new panels, but I didn’t find everything I was looking for…so I’ll be returning again soon!