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.
While hiking the primitive loop, I never even bothered to pull out my camera for any photos of the arches since the sky was overcast and gray, so I only have photos of the petroglyph we found near Dark Angel.
You’ve Found Something Unique. This sign was located near one of the many panels of petroglyphs.
Bighorn sheep and an elk with large oval-shaped bodies seem to be walking along the natural crack on the sandstone wall.
One of the larger and interesting petroglyph panels found here.
While searching around the area for more petroglyphs, I found this lone sheep away from all the rest. The cracks and lines through the sheep made for an interesting composition, even though it was a tough to get the sheep to show up well.
A panel of petroglyphs located up high.
A closer look at the two larger anthropomorphs on the High Panel.
One of the better preserved bighorn sheep petroglyphs.
Two round-headed figures holding hands that kind of look like spacemen.
A nice line of large elk.
An interesting figure with a few snake petroglyphs next to it.
A line of anthropomorphs wearing headdresses with a strange figure on the right.
A very funny looking anthropomorph.
Designs carved into the sandstone.
A bighorn sheep that appears to have an atlatl in it’s back.
Even though the Super Moon was a bust for us, we had fun hiking in Devils Garden again and checking out these petroglyphs.