Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Anasazi Valley Trail

All photos Santa Clara River Reserve, Utah, USA. March 20, 2012.

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The Anasazi Valley Trail
was another new-to-us trail, having been tipped to its presence by the ranger on our Johnson Canyon hike. The trailhead was poorly marked, which is often the case with local trails, but once we figured out where it was, we had a glorious hike mountain goating from rock to rock.

And the petroglyphs were, well, amazing, especially the larger groupings. Though a subsequent internet search revealed some information on which symbols were common to the different Indigenous groups that occupied the area, it was very interesting to see the petroglyphs and not know which elements were from what era. You had to take them as a whole...

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