Saturday, February 11, 2023
After spending last week around southern Arizona, I was looking to stay a little closer to home this weekend and figured a day trip to Moab in search of rock art was in order on Saturday. There is a very nice petroglyph panel that I’ve been looking for on and off for about twelve years now, so I thought it was time to finally continue the search for that one again since I thought I might have a good idea where it was this time. I left home early on Saturday morning, arrived in Moab shortly after sunrise, and began my search…
There was still quite a bit of snow on the ground around Moab that I had to walk through, until I reached the bottom of this small canyon where it had melted off.
It wasn’t long until I spotted my first petroglyph on the canyon wall.
Then I continued to find more new petroglyph panels in the area…
This was a really nice panel, but it was difficult to photograph in the sun behind the tree.
Although it was mostly overcast during my hike, the sun did come out for a little while- just as I started to find petroglyphs.
This was a really cool larger anthropomorph.
Walking the canyon bottom shortly before the sun would disappear again for the rest of the afternoon.
While I was out and about I stopped to visit the lower end of Entrajo Canyon.
While obviously not authentic, these fake cave painting are kind of cool.
I did find the petroglyph panel I was looking for, which was a nice birthday present to myself!
Here’s a closer look at the main part of the panel.
Happy birthday Randy. That is a fine birthday present indeed. Not sure I’ve seen that panel. I miss your posts on IG.
Thanks Monica. I’ve been kind of taking a break from posting to Instagram and am not sure if I’ll start up again eventually or not.
I can understand that. I left social media for about a month. I’m not sure how much or little I’ll use it in the future. I’m approaching it with trepidation. I enjoy your blog posts the best. I hope you keep posting here. You are definitely an inspiration.
Don’t worry, I have no plans to stop posting here!
That’s good to hear! In addition to the regular updates, you’ve created a valuable resource for trip planning.
Awesome report. I really need to do more with rock art while in Moab. I tend to spend my time there focused more on the wheeling opportunities.
Again, great post. Thanks