This is the day we get to go see Indian petroglyphs and grinding holes thanks to my friend Charlene.
Charlene knew the location of this rock house, the petroglyphs, and the grinding holes we would be seeing. She majored in archaeology and was a lot of fun to go exploring with. She lead this expedition crew into the desert.
Layla led the way into this cave that was quite possibly a shelter for some family.
After a short climb to a place above the shelter…
Using a round stone in these holes they would break and grind the seeds and grains to make a flour or meal that could then be cooked. We continued on to a place where messages were left. Can you understand their meanings? Here’s a link to a little more information on petroglyphs. Wkikpedia
Charlene described how the appearance of this section of the desert has changed over a very short time. When the water rushes through the wash it removes soil from the area and deposits the debris it brings from the path it followed. So the desert landscape is consantly being changed year to year.
Time for a little break before we head back.
Get out, Be safe, Go adventure