Out on the northern peninsula of Point Reyes is an ancient Native American rock alignment. The Coastal Miwok tribe, whose ancestors are believed to have built it, call it the “Spirit Jumping Off Rocks”. Continue reading
At the end of a long day exploring pictographs around the badlands of Anza Borrego, we made one last stop – the Spoked Wheel Geoglyph. Continue reading
This ceremonial site is a twenty-foot diameter rock alignment consisting of two circles with spokes connecting them. A native trail runs nearby.
I was out in Panamint Valley and wanted to hunt for a geoglyph site and Native American Indian trail. I found the trail first. I walked portions of it and came across the geoglyph site. It isn’t on the trail but offset close by. The geoglyphs are complex and abstract linear (mostly) closed cell designs. It is an interesting and good-sized site. Continue reading
Out in Panamint Valley, near an old camp, My buddy Dan took me to a geoglyph site out on the desert pavement. The geoglyphs here are mostly linear with a few spurs. It is a small site but I have a feeling there are more in the area. I am planning a return visit. Continue reading
Mule Tank is a small, seasonal tinaja along the foothills of the Mule Mountains along the Colorado River. It is a long walk to any other source of water, so this catchment would have been an important source of water in this vast and arid region. The petroglyphs themselves are in the small canyon below and at the tank. Continue reading