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Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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Palen Tank Petroglyphs

I recently followed an ancient Native American trail out to a water tank and petroglyph site. What got my attention to this site was the report of historical inscriptions and the fact that it is way off of other Native American trails I knew about.

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Nampaweap Petroglyphs

The Nampaweap petroglyph site is a large site in a basalt canyon next to Mount Trumbull. The name Nampaweap is a Paiute phrase that means “Foot Canyon”. It’s probable this name refers to the canyon being a natural passageway of travel for the Paiute.

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Old Dad Mountain Petroglyphs

On a cold January day, I hiked out into the wilderness of the Old Dad Mountains in the Mojave Desert. Just driving out there was a bit of a challenge; the roads were long and rocky.

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“Keystone Signpost” Petroglyphs

This lone petroglyph boulder is way out in a wash deep into the Joshua Tree wilderness. We suspect it served as a signpost to Indians to find other sites which aren’t too far away.

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Owl Panel, Nine Mile Canyon

Hidden away in short side canyon of Nine Mile Canyon is this fantastic little petroglyph panel of owls. How often do you see owl petroglyphs? For me, it isn’t very often. They are pretty amazing.

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