Nine Mile the Third

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I had planned on camping at Cliff Dweller Flat and hiking Eardley Canyon this weekend, but a 30% chance of rain scared me off. The long section of slot canyon in Eardley is no place to be during a storm given its huge drainage area. Instead, I slept in late at home and on Saturday morning made up my mind to hit Nine Mile Canyon once again. There were several sites I wanted to visit: some I'd seen from a distance on my last trip, some I'd gleaned from the internet, and others I learned of from a friend. At the very first site I hiked up to I encountered a small rattlesnake--I heard it before I saw it. The dogs had run past it twice before I realized what the sound was because from a distance it sounded more like an insect. I took the dogs down to the Jeep then hiked alone back up the talus slope to check out the petroglyphs. Funny--the main figure at this panel was a large snake.

A small midget faded rattlesnake at the first rock art site I visited
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Snake and other petroglyphs
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Tethered sheep petroglyph that seems to be a common theme in Nine Mile Canyon
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Big feet
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The next site was a very short distance down the road and there were quite a few good petroglyphs there. Many of them were obscured by mud or patina, though their original artistry was still evident.

Large, horned human figure
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Shield figure and sheep
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Mud-covered petroglyph
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Mud-covered petroglyph with life-sized hands
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High petroglyphs
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Figures holding sticks and shields
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Two shields
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Large, weathered petroglyph
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I passed up on hiking to a few sites that I saw and just photographed them from the road on the way to my next destination. The next stop held a few pit houses and some great petroglyphs. My favorite was a large elk that had some lichen growing in its peck marks.

High, distant petroglyphs photographed from the road
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Petroglyphs on private property near Argyle Canyon
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Pig Head Rock
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Semi-circular alcove with petroglyphs very high above the canyon floor
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Pit house remnants
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Side canyon
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Abstract figure
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Two snakes
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Snake and bison(?)
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Sheep with pronounced hooves
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Fingers, toes, and fairy dust
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Large elk
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Lichen growing in the peck marks in the elk's body
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Snake and canine(?)
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Sheep with funky feet
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Human figure behind a large stone slab
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Again, I stopped for some panels that I noticed from the road. I finally found the Santa and Reindeer Panel that was impossibly high on a cliff, though I think I figured out how to get up close to it--something for another trip! I also scrambled up to some granaries and wonderful white snake pictographs that I spotted during my last trip.

Lots of dots
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An interesting panel, but heavy winds and rain kept me from getting a closer look
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Santa and his reindeer
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Dots and wavy line
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Pit house remains below some granaries
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Remains of two granaries
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High granary
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Pit house remains
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High alove with white snake pictographs
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White snake pictographs
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My last stop was at the Family Panel. I had been ridiculously close to it last time but didn't spot it then. This time I had some info from a friend that helped me find it. The dogs were tired of being cooped up in the Jeep--luckily some clouds had moved in and made it possible for me to leave them there safely--and I drove home while consciously trying not to spot more rock art.

Horned spiral snake
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Figures near the spiral snake
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Family Panel
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Pictograph near a Boulder
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Sweet. Lifetime worth of stuff up Nine Mile, I think.

Love the last one BTW :twothumbs:.

- DAA
 
Those are awesome. I need to get out and explore a little down that way.
 
Is everyone else getting a server error when they try to click on your picasa album link? That's the second one it's happened to me on today... :(
 
Is everyone else getting a server error when they try to click on your picasa album link? That's the second one it's happened to me on today... :(
It works for me in two different browsers (Chrome and Firefox), both logged in and not.
 
wow what a trip! More glyphs than most people see in a lifetime.......even those that look for them.

And BTW, the picasa site works fine for me in normal Chrome.
 
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