Unlike last week, these petroglyphs are part of a protected archaeological site, and are therefore un-messed with. (Except for a graffito by someone named Jinks, dated ’16. There’s a second one about twenty feet away, also dated, and you realize it’s 1916, not 2016.)
Some of these petroglyphs are 100-200 years old, some are far older. Archaeologists have found signs of humans here going back 10,000 years.
The human figures with circles are men with shields. That confused us mightily until a display in the visitor center cleared up the mystery.
The area around the sandstone bluff is quite pretty. (Trees + bridges + water are all things that make Beth happy.) Though the weather didn’t cooperate very well, we trekked all over the place. (On a side note, thunder booming overhead in the mountains makes a smidge more noise than the thunder I’m used to hearing.)
The entire area was beautiful. I checked out realtor.com when I got home. There’s a ranch for sale right in this area. If we all pool together we can surely swing a $25 million ranch.
I’ll be awaiting your contribution.
See you later!