The Hunter

The Hunter

Oven Ruin

Oven Ruin

Lost in the Maze

Lost in the Maze

Birthing Panel

White Outline Pictographs

Hunting Sheep

Hunting Sheep

Crosscreek Ruin

Crosscreek Ruin

Warriors

Warriors

Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain

Flute Player

Flute Player

Music Panel

Music Panel

Spider Panel

Spider Panel

Falling Man

Falling Man

When I spent the weekend in Nevada before finishing my drive to Death Valley, I really thought that the Kohta Circus petroglyphs were going to be the highlight of my visit. I was wrong. Before leaving on Sunday, I stopped to find the Falling Man petroglyph. I had a lot of fun exploring this area. Not only were there petroglyphs to find everywhere I looked, but there was also colorful sandstone all over the place. It was like walking through a colorful maze searching for rock art around every corner! I spent more time in this area than I had anticipated and look forward to returning.

Kohta Circus

Kohta Circus Panel

This amazing panel of petroglyphs has been on my radar for quite some time, but since I rarely make it down to Nevada they had to wait. That’s why I made it a point to find them last weekend as I drove through Nevada on my way to Death Valley. The side trip was well worth it.

Overwrite

Overwrite

I’ve been looking for this rock art panel for over a year and finally managed to find it over the Thanksgiving weekend. It took me three separate trips to find it, so I guess the third time’s the charm! I find it interesting that the petroglyph on the right is placed right over a larger pictograph which makes it really stand out. The texture on the ceiling of this overhang is just amazing, and I managed to visit this site at the right time of the day since there was some nice reflected light bouncing around.

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Rain Panel

Rain Panel

When I first visited this Barrier Canyon Style pictograph panel last year the light and shadows were pretty bad, so I didn’t end up with any decent photos. This time I made sure to stick around in the late afternoon for a better shot in the warm light.