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All American Man

All American Man

Serenading the Spirits

Serenading the Spirits

Behind the Wall

Behind the Wall

Ancient Vessel

Ancient Vessel

Grand Gulch Granaries

Grand Gulch Granaries

Oven Ruin

Oven Ruin

Lost in the Maze

Lost in the Maze

Hunting Sheep

Hunting Sheep

Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain Panel

Flute Player

Flute Player

Music Panel

Music 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.

Concentric Head

Big Spiral Head

While I was out exploring the Paria Plateau in Arizona last weekend, I spotted this nice petroglyph panel high up on one of the sandstone buttes. The main anthropomorph with the spiral head is probably between three and four feet in height for a little scale. I like the way the lines in the sandstone lead down towards a small alcove located below.

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Interesting Man

Interesting Man

Talk about an interesting petroglyph! I’d been looking for this petroglyph panel for a while, and even though I knew the general area it was located in, it seemed to elude me. When I finally found it last month, I realized that I had been within 20 feet of it in the past, but just didn’t hike quite far enough to reach it. It appears that these petroglyphs have been re-pecked more recently than some of the surrounding ones that aren’t pictured here.

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