|WE FOUND DUCK HEAD PERSON!!!|
We set out to find a crap-ton of petroglyphs in Cane Beds, AZ.
ON DAY ONE: (read about that trip here) we found a bunch of cool glyphs and panels, but we didn’t find the elusive Duck Head person who is kinda a big deal in ancient folklore. (read about the Duck person)
DAY TWO: Oh man. I feel like we hit the lottery. We set out to find a really cool panel of glyphs and ultimately found 3 rock art sites and a very awesome ruin.
|This might be my favorite — a deer with internal organs|
|Main panel at the Basket Site|
|I’m kinda excited 🙂 Part of same Basket Site panel|
|backside of panel|
|More cool glyphs — ghostly, amazing.|
|Harry hoofed it up the mountain to check this out. He was very impressed.|
|In an ancient ruin. Being very careful not to touch/disturb.|
|First duck head guy (another to come later)|
|funny cartoonish person?(?)|
|This was on the ceiling… a basket?|
Next was on to find the elusive “Raven’s Crack” site. There’s an upper and lower crack. I just wanted to find the Duck dude. 🙂 Down the road we drove — and then took a left hand turn onto a very, very sandy track to the end. Basically we headed straight towards a gigantic crack in the mountains.
Here’s what we found!
|JJ in the crack|
|JJ be all like “IT’S THE DUCK PERSON!!!!!!!”|
|Sand angels and glyphs|
|Come cool deers and sheep|
|My fav — Indian Paintbrush|
A very, very exhilarating and humbling weekend. It’s pretty amazing to try and wrap your brain around all of the people living here thousands of years ago — what they must have thought and how tough and brave they were to live in the desert — it’s very special to visit these sites and have a glimpse into their lives.
Keep on exploring!