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Photo of the Day: Moab Rock Art

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Prehistoric artists left mysterious marks | Reno Gazette-Journal | rgj.com

There’s a mystery to be solved in the Great Basin Desert. The clues date back thousands of years and are found in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs — rock art left by people living on the shores of Lake … Continue reading

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Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger

Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger Carolyn Boyd, executive director of the SHUMLA School, and noted expert on the rock art of the Lower Pecos, offers new interpretations of the region’s rock art based on the extensive research by the … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Four Faces Pictograph, Canyonlands National Park

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Today’s Photo: Mask in Grand Gulch

This handsome fellow is tucked away in an alcove, in a small tributary to Grand Gulch, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Hand print in Butler Wash

Handprint Hand-print located in “Ballroom Cave”, Butler Wash, San Juan County, Utah.

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Today’s Photo: Bighorn Sheep Petroglyphs Near Moab, UT

This petroglyph panel is located on the way to Dead Horse Point, and Canyonlands National Park, along Highway 313, north of Moab, Utah.

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Would paved road ruin Nine Mile Canyon? | The Salt Lake Tribune

Would paved road ruin Nine Mile Canyon? By brandon loomis The Salt Lake Tribune First published Feb 18 2011 06:00PM Updated Feb 19, 2011 12:20AM Price • Paving the dirt road through Nine Mile Canyon may be the next step … Continue reading

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Dinosaur National Monument Rock Art

“Vernal Style” Fremont petroglyph panel found on the north side of Island Park Road, about 30 minutes from the Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center. The dirt/gravel road is drivable with a passenger car, as long as it’s dry. The viewable … Continue reading

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Legend Rock | Portals to Other Realities | Masterpiece by Michael FitzGerald – WSJ.com

By MICHAEL FITZGERALD 30 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyo. Ice Age paintings and carvings in Europe are revered as sublime achievements of early humans, yet the prehistoric rock art in the American West is far less known. At Legend Rock … Continue reading

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Two Pictograph Sites in Southern Utah

There are literally thousands of petroglyph and pictograph sites in the Four Corners area.  I just revisited two of them this last weekend.  One painted on the roof and wall of an alcove overlooking a small canyon bottom; the other … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Canyon aka. Barrier Canyon: My visit with the Holy Ghost.

Horseshoe Canyon–also commonly referred to as Barrier Canyon–is part of Canyonlands National Park.  It lies between the San Rafael Swell to the west and the Green River to the east, in southern Utah.  In addition to it’s beauty and solitude Barrier Canyon offers … Continue reading

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Missing the Desert or “A Moab Rock-Art Tour”!

Around this time last year we were in Moab taking in the local rock art “scene” with our Moabite friend, Ginny. She showed us her favorite sites and I introduced her to a collection of petroglyphs and pictographs at the base of the Book Cliffs, north of Moab. We started out by driving north.. Continue reading

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The Procession Panel

Last month we took a quick trip down to do some exploring on Comb Ridge, in San Juan County, Utah. The Comb is a geological “wonder” extending north to south, over 160 kilometers in southern Utah and northern Arizona. My goal for this trip was the Procession Panel.. Continue reading

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