Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nine Mile Canyon

The Pregnant Buffalo
This past weekend I took my first field trip with the Utah Rock Art Research Association (URARA) and got to see some of the rock art at Nine Mile Canyon.  The trip was every bit as spectacular as I had been lead to believe it would be.  The rock art is so extensive there it would take years to see it all, but I did get a good sampling of many of the well-known sites and quite a few of the lesser-known ones as well.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Parowan Gap

"The Zipper" at Parowan Gap
This past Saturday, my wife and I were in Cedar City to see a couple of plays at the Shakespeare Festival.  With some free time in the morning, we opted for a trip out to Parowan Gap to see the petroglyphs there.  It was worth the trip, though I wish I had brought a real camera.  Instead I had to rely on the iPhone for the photos here.

Dinosaur National Mounument Rock Art

Figure from the panel at Cub Creek in Dinosaur National Monument
In mid-August, I took a trip to Dinosaur National Monument with my two youngest children.  We visited three of the 5 well-known rock art sites in the park: Swelter Shelter, Cub Creek and Pool Creek.

Fremont Indian State Park

Sheep Petroglyphs at Fremont Indian State Park in Utah
Fremont Indian State Park is located alongside I-70 in Sevier County, Utah.  The site was discovered in the 1980's when the interstate was constructed in Clear Creek Canyon.  This site was the largest collection of Fremont houses at a single site ever discovered in the state of Utah.  Sadly, most of these were destroyed in the construction.  However there was a great deal of archeological work done and Fremont Indian State Park was created in 1987 to preserve what was left.