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Warriors

Warriors

Hello – Goodbye

Hello - Goodbye

While this is not a very large petroglyph, it always catches my eye and makes me stop and stare every time I hike by it. With one arm up and one down, it seems as if it is saying hello and goodbye to me at the same time.

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Corner

Corner

Here’s a new photo of a petroglyph panel near Moab that I have visited before. I just love the unique setting of this panel in the corner with the lichen covered wall to the side.

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Moab’s Ascending Sheep

Moab's Ascending Sheep

Here’s a very interesting panel I came across while exploring Mill Creek Canyon near Moab last month. I have named this photo Moab’s Ascending Sheep because the long line of sheep here reminds me of the Ascending Sheep Panel in the San Rafael Swell. The large and small anthropomorphs appear to be wearing some kind of headdresses, but I cannot tell what they represent? There is also a sunburst-type petroglyph to the left of the large anthropomorph. Not only do I like the parallel lines found in the sandstone, we managed to find the panel as the sun was setting over the opposite rim of the canyon, giving the panel a nice orange-yellow color. We couldn’t have timed this visit any better!

Exit Panel

Exit Panel

While searching Mill Creek Canyon near Moab for petroglyphs a few weeks ago, I spotted this panel high up above the canyon floor. After climbing up to it I found a way out of the canyon just beyond it. Sometimes I wonder if these panels mark travel routes in and out of these canyons?

Spiral Tail Panel

Spiral Tail Panel

While hiking near Moab in search of new rock art a few weeks ago, we came across this large and impressive panel just as we were running out of light and needed to head back to the Jeep. This is a very cool panel containing a few interesting figures including the bighorn sheep with the large spiral tail. However, I have no clue what the largest and most prominent figure in this panel is? My first guess was a large bear because there are a few others around Moab, but after examining the figure closely, I really have no idea what it is. Feel free to comment with any guesses as to what it might be.

Out of Reach Panel

Out of Reach Panel

Here’s a very interesting petroglyph panel my friend Jackson spotted as we hiked and searched for rock art near Moab on Saturday. This panel is located very high up on a canyon wall, well above the canyon floor. We did try to find a way up to it, but were unsuccessful, so this photo was taken with my long lens from the canyon floor. One of the more unusual figures found in this panel is the large bird-like figure found in the lower left that appears to have outstretched wings. I’ve never seen anything like that before. Above the bird-like figure there is another large four-legged creature that could possibly represent a bear?