The Holy Ghost – Horseshoe Canyon

The Holy Ghost - Horseshoe Canyon
This large pictograph Located in Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park was made by Western Archaic Indians and dates back somewhere between 1,000-6,000 B.C. To visit this place, I left early in the morning before sunrise and hiked 750 feet down into Horseshoe Canyon with nobody else for miles around. Up on top rim of the canyon I set up camp the night before and listened to the coyotes howl. The next day I was expecting to see other people but there was nobody. These images on rock speak volumes about the past without words but the interpretation is left to the viewer. This panel is referred to as the Great Gallery or the Holy Ghost; with no arms or legs perhaps these entities represent spirits?

The Hitch Hiker

The Hitch Hiker
Here is another rock art panel, a pictograph made in Barrier Canyon style and left by ancient Western Archaic Indians that inhabited that Canyonlands region of Southeastern Utah 1,000-6,000 B.C. I just returned from a 10 day trip venturing to different petroglyph/pictograph sites and photographing them. So look forward to some incredible images being posted here on Desert Dream. This site specific is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Please don’t ask me for the location. It is not known to the general public. It’s the only way to protect the site from reckless vandals who need to be taken out and shot.

The Intestine Man

The Intestine Man
Intestine Man Pictograph near Moab, Utah. This is one of the oldest rock art panels in the state known as the Barrier Canyon style of pictography. Other similar sites are found in the Canyonlands and Grand Canyon regions of the Southwest. These sites were left by a hunting and gathering culture referred to as the Western Archaic peoples.