I’m guessing about 1 1/2 mile hike to the first alcove of petroglyphs in this open canyon with no shade. We crossed the dry wash to soon at what I thought looked like a trail and ended up almost bushwhacking on a slight path, could have been an animal trail, through beautiful yet nasty grasses that stick to your socks.
Continued about 1/2 mile to another small alcove with nice rock couches but barely any pictographs. Had lunch here then decided to turn back as it was getting warm and Bill had to get home to pack for a trip the next day.
We just didn’t go far enough. Late start, warm day saved from being overly hot by a nice breeze. Later a friend showed me photos of more elaborate pictographs of almost human-size further down the trail. Maybe another time.
This deep alcove caught my eye yet with a spillway below it I didn’t figure there would be any signs of human. Then I zoomed way in, and was surprised to see petroglyphs on the well stained recessed wall.
There is so much more to see here that several return trips are in order but that may have to wait until fall when the temperatures are cooler.
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