Sunday, February 5, 2017
After spending all day Saturday near Moab with Marty I stayed home for much of the day on Sunday, but Diane and I did head out in the afternoon for a local hike into Rough Canyon. We had hoped to start hiking down the canyon from the Bangs Canyon Trailhead and go at least a few miles before turning around and returning the same way, but after about a mile we reached a section of the trail that was sketchy because of ice and decided to turn around there. Then we thought about going to the Mica Mine instead, but the trail was full of loud and obnoxious people, so we decided just to call it a day and head back home instead. Remind me never to come back here on a weekend…now I remember why it’s been a long time since I last visited this area! At least we got to visit a small petroglyph panel in the canyon while we were there.
A section of the trail that bypasses a small dryfall along the canyon wall.
A few of the better petroglyphs we stopped to see while we were in the canyon.
Diane spotted this one that was hidden on the side of a boulder nearby.
I remember visiting these petroglyphs many years ago after work during the summer, but I guess I never posted a trip report or photos of them on the blog before? I do recall there was a lot of graffiti at that time, but it definitely seems to be much worse now, especially since a lot of the dates were from 2016…
Looking up at a bend in the canyon.
Diane in a shaded part of the canyon where we turned around.
Interesting erosion in an alcove.