Alysia and I had some time to get out so we went in search of this very interesting panel of petroglyphs. The weather wasn’t cooperating with us on this day and we had to wait for a small but very windy snow storm to pass. We even heard some thunder. The petroglyphs were well worth the wait.
It is not a long hike, but you will want to do it on a cool day.
21 Goats is now part of
Gold Butte National Monument.
We find an old miner’s camp.
Scenic sandstone badlands.
Fresh snow on nearby peaks. An hour ago there was a dusting of snow here too.
I spot an historic inscription along the wash. There is a sheep and “June 24-10”. Could this be 1910?
It is a beautiful walk up the wash.
Fresh snow and rain melt.
21 Goats petroglyphs.
It is hard to fit all of the goats into the picture. And there are a lot more than 21. Notice that a few of the goats are headed in the opposite direction.
A closer view of some of the goats.
I’m not sure why these are goats and not sheep.
Nice circles and some sheep, I mean goats.
A few of the petroglyphs overlap indicating different ages.
Interesting section of the panel. Note the sheep has his front legs up.
There is a faint figure here.
Some of the goats are connected by a dotted line. Travelling together?
Little goats are all over.
Exploring the canyons for more petroglyphs.
A look back as we start to look around some more.
This is a fantastic landscape.