I spent the long weekend in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park hiking and searching for more rock art. I’ve been out looking for this pictograph panel a few times before without any success. This time I finally managed to find it! I really like the trapezoidal-shaped anthropomorph found here.
Earlier this month I spent some time searching The Needles and Indian Creek for ruins and rock art. As I searched along Indian Creek, I found this nice panel of white pictographs. Most of it is comprised of white dots arranged in lines that remind me of the panel near Peekaboo Spring in Salt Creek Canyon. There are also a few different kinds of handprints found here.
Here’s a closer look at some of the figures in the Horseshoe Gallery found within Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. The dog-like figure on the left is very interesting with toes painted on each foot. There are also plenty of handprint ‘designs’ found among the larger figures, too. I’m really hoping to make it back to Horseshoe Canyon in October to visit the sites found there again.
I spent Memorial Day weekend exploring some new canyons of Cedar Mesa in search of ruins and rock art. One of those canyons was Fish Creek Canyon where I found this well-preserved set of reverse-handprints just above a large ruin. It was a great weekend of hiking and exploring!
These well preserved reverse handprints in Fish Creek Canyon are painted high up on the back of a large alcove above a large ruin.
Two different styles of handprints in Canyonlands National Park contrast nicely against each other. This is just a small section of a much larger pictograph panel that contains many Barrier Canyon Style elements and at least one Fremont styled anthropomorph.
This weekend, Amanda and I headed down to the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument so that we could search out some rock art and ruins in the area. Our first stop yesterday was to visit the Hundred Handprints near the Escalante River. Unlike the last cave that I visited which claimed to have 100 handprints, this one actually delivers. This panel of many white handprints is located high up in a shallow alcove, which makes them very visible if you know where to look. The steep slickrock to to access this panel was much too steep for my climbing ability, even if I hadn’t been wearing sandals!