March 27, 2012
March 25, 2012
March 22, 2012
Red hills mark the path.
March 13, 2012
This place was visited at least as early as 1943, as indicated by a date carved on a rock beneath the overhang.
The only other person we saw while camping or hiking was a park ranger who stopped by our camp to check on what we were up to, and stayed to chat for a while.
Animal companion report:
Daisy: Yes, she came on the trip, but she had to stay tied to a tree at the trailhead because dogs aren't allowed on National Park trails. She was sad, but probably happier than if she had stayed home. We did take her for a couple of runs on BLM land.
Horses: No, we did not bring them. We weren't sure about road or trail conditions. The road was rugged, and less than ideal for a 3 horse trailer, but we probably could have made it in and out as long as the road was dry. The horses would have had no problems with the trail, not even in a narrow area with a hundred foot drop on one side. I would have been a tiny bit nervous, however. I was worried enough, inching past it on foot!
March 12, 2012
March 11, 2012
We're back from a hike into the Toroweap area. We were seeking the ancient Shaman's Gallery, perhaps the oldest rock art in the Grand Canyon.
We find phlox,
this tiny purple flower (milkvetch?),
March 2, 2012
|Petroglyph, zoomed in.|
Since the nests are in ideal locations, maybe the eagles have raised young there since the time the petroglyphs were carved, and perhaps the petroglyphs were marking the spots as special or sacred. It's interesting to speculate.
The above petroglyphs were not near a nest. Man chasing deer, with extra large human footprint? That's my best guess. What do you think? The figure above and to the left looks a little like a jackrabbit to me.