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“We took off heading north into the Mojave Desert. The region of Inscription Canyon and the Petroglyph carved thousands of years ago by the Paleo Indians. What we found was amazing, and I am still digesting and researching the clues left behind of these people who lived in this area up to 5000 years B.C. When they arrived is not known, some have speculated up to 12,000 years B.C.
Here is the trip report and pictures:
“This is a really cool report! I wanna go see this place. Thanks WLD!”
“Fascinating! Another thanks for sharing!”
“Great TR. I got a kick outta that one picture that you said was a fake. The "Paleo" Indian that did it was obviously an electrical engineer or electronics tech as that is the schematic symbol of a variable capacitor.”
“Wow. Very cool.”
“Really neat pictures WLD..I love all that ancient rock art, have not seen to much of it, only a bit in Escalante, Utah & Death Valley. It is just so fascinating to me
Thank you for sharing your pictures!”
“Wow, how cool! I used to live in Lancaster, and never heard about these. I even climbed Black mountain, I think. Thanks for the photos.”
very cool day hike...
“I am glad you all enjoyed them. Buck if you want to go see them shoot me an email and I will send you directions and GPS Coordinates. I should add you do not need a high clearance vehicle to see them, But 4 by 4 is nice to have so you do not get stuck in the sand or mud”
“Great pictures! I always like to keep an eye out for these in my wanderings.
BTW, the plant you couldn't identify is called desert candle (Caulanthus inflatus, for those who want the scientific name). They are one of my favorites to see, so strange. And the bird you took a picture of was a chucker (sp?), a game bird introduced in the US for hunting.”
“must've missed that thread. Nice pics and report.
couldn't see bighorn sheep and man.”
“WLD - Why don't we just call you "The Vivian Creek Grandpa"?
Nice pics. Some of the petroglyphs reminded me of electrical schematics or quilts.”
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