Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Horseshoe Canyon: Rock Art Rocks, 2

Continuing our hike up Horseshoe Canyon and visit to its four great rock art sites...
And then, another quarter mile or so, the Alcove Site

Mostly hands, in positive


And then another two miles or so walking up the canyon,
crossing the stream, scanning for cairns (as if you could get
lost...), studying the ground and walls for more paintings,

When it rains here, it pours, the flash floods are horrific, and
lots of stuff washes up. and down

Plus you always either in blinding sunlight or deep shadow

Panoramic view, near the junction with Water Canyon

And then you see the Great Gallery

Up closer; the entire panel is about 200 feet long; the human
figures are all life-sized or larger; the so-called Holy Spirit is
more than seven feet tall

Another view

Far left side; over the millenia, some of the rock has fallen,
and some of the figures have been lost

The main grouping, with the Holy Spirit


Another grouping

And another

Almost like a fashion show...

Thus, up closer

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Wow! I had no idea these figures were life sized. You sure can't tell from the photos. I thought that they might be a foot high. Seems like they should be protected somehow...maybe the fact that they are so inaccessible has protected them all these years.