I first noticed this high pictograph panel in May when I backpacked to Peekaboo Spring in Salt Creek Canyon. Since I didn’t have my long lens on that trip (too much weight), I couldn’t get a decent photo of the panel. Since I was able to drive to Peekaboo this last weekend I was able to get a closer photo of this very interesting panel. I took this photo just after sunrise when the early morning light was striking it directly for only a few moments.
Besides the very vivid reverse handprints and white zig-zag snakes, there is also an interesting large circular figure and two half circles that seem to have faded. Below those are a large white snake that is also pretty faded. The most interesting aspect of these pictographs is that they are painted very high up on a cliff with no current access to reach them…and we did try to find a way.
While searching a small and almost inaccessible canyon in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park a few weeks ago, I came across this bright white pictograph that really stood out and was well-preserved. I’ve not run across another design like this before. I really like how the crack in the sandstone below the pictograph kind of leads right up to it.
As we hiked up a small side canyon that was a little tough to access, I wasn’t quite sure what, if anything, we would find. When I spotted this large vibrant white pictograph off in the distance, I knew it was something cool. There was quite a bit of other rock art in this small side canyon, but I have to say that this unique figure was my favorite of them all.
I posted a black and white version of this photo on Tuesday, but I wanted to go ahead and post a color version that shows more of this very unique panel found near Peekaboo Spring in Salt Creek Canyon. They are hard to see in this particular photo, but the white Anasazi pictographs are actually painted over a few very faint Barrier Canyon Style pictographs at this site.
Here’s another pictograph panel I visited over the holiday weekend. I’ve been waiting for the Salt Creek Road to open up for a while, but the weather just has not cooperated, so I decided to finally hike to Peekaboo. I thought that this photo of the Anasazi shield-like figures looked good in black & white. If you look very closely, you can see the very faint Barrier Canyon Style figures that these were painted over.