Nine Mile Canyon IV

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For my fourth and final trip to Nine Mile Canyon of 2014, Chris and I took Karin and Katie and our dogs on an easy tour of some of the better rock art. We made a quick stop in the upper part of the canyon to see a pit house that I'd driven past many times but had never stopped to look at. It turned out to not be very interesting, but the dogs appreciated getting out of the vehicles for a few minutes.


The remains of a pit house


Cooper running along a ridge


All four dogs


WJ and WK2



Next we hiked up to some of my favorite petroglyphs, one of which I found on my first trip there in 2014. We also saw some new-to-me petroglyphs during the hike. I'd noticed some of them from far away on my earlier trip but had descended well below them and didn't feel like climbing back up at the time. Now I know that it would have been worth my while to climb back up! There were a lot of really well-made and interesting petroglyphs spread out across the cliff line, along with a couple of small slab-lined granaries at the base of the cliffs.


Tethered sheep, one of my favorite petroglyphs in Nine Mile


Torrey, Chance, and Karin carrying Cooper


Long-necked sheep


WJ and WK2 parked below


Katie has the dogs' full attention


Petroglyphs


Guy with small arms holding something


Figures and dots


Hands up, don't shoot


Hiking along a cliff line


Slab-lined granary


Sheep and dog


Petroglyphs


Petroglyphs


Petroglyphs


Petroglyphs


Karin and Cooper


Hiking back down



We drove to another spot to check out some rock art that Alan had told me about but I hadn't visited yet. Just a short distance from where we parked, Katie's dog Chance got caught in a leg-hold trap. I freed him from the trap and luckily he was unharmed. We leashed our dogs up and continued hiking toward the rock art, keeping a wary eye out for more traps. There was more good rock art at this spot, along with a very cool 1888 inscription by Enoch Rhoades.


Trap that Katie's dog, Chance, got caught in


Torrey and Boulder on-leash


Chris and a petroglyph


Full curl


Tethered deer


Another tethered deer


Chris coming down from a sketchy climb


Petroglyphs


Faint zig-zag pictograph


Zig-zag pictograph enhanced with DStretch


A faint 1888 Enoch Rhoades inscription


Enoch Rhoades initials


View up Nine Mile Canyon



To wind down the trip we stopped at a few well-known, touristy locations, but I still managed to spot some rock art I hadn't seen before. Some snowy weather started moving in to the canyon as we were driving out. I'd had a very fruitful trip and I hope it was a good intro to Nine Mile for the others.


White pictographs


Petroglyphs near the Big Buffalo


Petroglyphs near the Big Buffalo


Big Buffalo


I though the BLM was supposed to remove this?


Petroglyphs near Pig Head Rock


Boulder during the drive home


Hazy sun getting lower in the sky




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