Moab Area Rock Art X | Sunday, May 29, 2011
On my way home from the Comb Ridge area I decided to make an unplanned stop and hike up Stearns Wash in search of some petroglyphs. I had read that there were petroglyphs somewhere along Stearns Wash but I had no idea where. I figured I would just hike up the wash and would hopefully find them. Luckily, early in my hike I picked out a spot ahead of me that I thought looked like it might be a good place to search. Once I found the way there I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had chosen well.
There were a bunch of petroglyphs located at this site, many of them bighorn sheep, but most of them were pretty faint and didn’t photograph too well. Here’s some of the better photos I was able to take at the site.
This was the first set of petroglyphs I came across that let me know I was at the right place.
An outline of a pretty large anthropomorphic figure.
One of the ‘more visible’ sheep petroglyphs at the site.
Not quite sure what is going on in this panel…very unusual.
A line of bighorn sheep.
Another outline of an anthropomorph with a large bighorn sheep.
The biggest bighorn petroglyph I found.
Just a little nearby scenery. There was still plenty of dust in the air from all the wind throughout the day.
After hiking back to my Jeep from the petroglyph site I continued on my way home to finish off the weekend.