I won't tell you much about it, except what I fit into captions of the photos below. Overall, we had an incredible day and got loads of exercise on the 2.5 mile hike. Finding petroglyphs among the thousands of rocks became like a treasure hunt and each kid got really good at spotting them.
Every once and a while, I try the less (writing) is more (interesting) approach. This is one of those times. Enjoy.
|This is where the trail begins. The kids said they want to take one of the shorter ones next time. I didn't really research which trail was best before we went. It was still fun even though the smallest legs were too tired before the hike was over.|
|Full of energy at the start!|
|We had a lot of fun trying to identify what the artist may have been depicting. We saw a couple fish on different rocks, which baffled us all because of how far we were from any major water source. Interesting!|
|There seemed to be several images of the human form and all were unique in appearance.|
|Some rocks had several petroglyphs all together. These were some of my favorites to photograph.|
|We saw some wildlife on our hike, too. Mostly birds and a couple caterpillars, but also this jackrabbit. No rattlesnakes, thankfully!|
|Some were just so vibrant and clear and obvious.|
|Others raised a lot of questions. When C saw this photo, he said, "It's easy to see why some people believe native people were brought here by aliens."|
|At the halfway point, looking back towards where we started.|
|Z willingly gave N a piggyback ride for about the last 1/2 mile when she could barely go another step she was so tired (that's a long way for anyone, but especially if you're 4). He's stronger and more energetic than I am! Amazing.|