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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pedestal Ruin

An often overlooked ruin located by a wash near Bluff, Utah

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Solstice Snake ~

One of the best solstice sites in the Southwest and found not too far from Moab, Utah.  Each year on the Summer Solstice, because of the alignment of both the sun and the precipice above this 17 foot long petroglyph of a snake, for only about two minutes, a beam of light shines down on the head of the serpent and forms an image of an upside down arrowhead (spearhead).   It was truly an amazing experience seeing this take place. 

I find that many serpent petroglyphs in the Southwest are made up of 13 bends in their body.

The Solstice Snake

Here you can see the relationship between the Solstice Snake and the precipice above it.

This was taken of the precipice just as the sun was starting to create the light image of the arrowhead on the serpents head.

Summer Solstice June 20th , 2012

To give a better idea of how large the serpent is....I took this photo of my hiking friend Alanna just before the Solstice image appeared on it.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wetherill Inscription ~

Along with the search for Ancient Steps Ruin........I was also searching for a rumored Wetherill inscription in the land of old cowboy camps and cave dwellers. Though I did find what might be a Wetherill inscription at this two story dwelling.....it is unsubstantiated at to being authentic.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ancient Steps Ruin ~

After a year of waiting......I finally found this elusive ruin. To read the story of how my search began for it and the "Ancient Steps"....click on this link, then scroll to the top of the page to begin the story ~

~ Ghost of Ancient Steps Ruin ~

~ Ancient Steps Ruin ~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Painted Granary

The canyon floor was waxed with ice. As my footsteps cracked the silence.....I stopped.....looked up.....and there it was.....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Doll House Ruin

Doll House Ruin

Doll House Ruin at sunrise ~ Sept. 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Juniper Tree Ruin

Found on the surface near Juniper Ruin was this pristine translucent Anasazi projectile point (arrowhead).

This fairly good size ruin is one of the least known and seldom seen sites between Bluff and Blanding, Utah. You can just make out the large section of juniper tree contructed into the front wall in this photo.

Juniper Tree Ruin is somewhat unique in that it incorporates large sections of juniper trees into it's construction.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Honeycomb Granary ~

On my way down to Cedar Mesa this past week......I thought I would stop by Honeycomb Granary and get a shot of it to put up on this page. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cave 7

Most of the ruins are inaccessible during the winter months. But my friend, Randy Langstraat and I were lucky enough to make to this seldom seen box canyon ruin near Cave 7 during an icy day in late January.

The little box canyon ruin on the shelf, does not really have a well known name for itself.....but because of its proximity to Cave 7.... many mistakenly call it Cave 7

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Max in her glory ~

As we enter a Anasazi ruin in a very large alcove (cave) today, Max reaches up towards the weeping desert varnish that flows down the Navajo Sandstone which is towering over 100 above her head. The cave and ruin itself is to my back as I take this shot of her.
Hard to get perspective of this if you have never entered on of these...but for those of you who have.....no explanation is needed.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Fishman pictograph

The Fishman is a Barrier Canyon Style pictograph near Moab, Utah located in a small alcove which is also known by some people as Centipede Alcove
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Anasazi arrow head ~ Found in Comb Wash

Indian projectile point found in Comb Wash
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big Man Panel

My wife and I spent the whole day yesterday hiking together in the canyons. Neither one of us cried or fainted.......guess it was a successful hike. I have always just seen straight shots of Big Man Panel....so I wanted to try something from another angle....had the camera in the dirt for this one.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Quail Panel ~

The Quail Panel
Tuesday 09.14.10 ~ We decended 800 feet down into the canyon at dawn. 22 miles of climbing over boulders, bushwhacking, mud & quicksand. Made it out of the canyon as the setting sun was swallowed by the horizon. We finished the hike up on the canyon rim by moonlight. I was scuffed up and bloody.....but it was good.
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This very unusual pictograph of a face is near The Quail Panel.

Less than half way through the hike we reached The Quail Panel.
I'm already looking"Dawg eared" by the time we reached it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shaman ~ near Moab, Utah

Barrier Canyon style shaman pictograph ~ near Moab, Utah
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Monday, May 31, 2010

Snake In Mouth - Moab

Snake In Mouth - Moab
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Denny's Den ~ Canyonlands

Denny's Den ~ This is one of my all time favorites. A very small site...but so photogenic.
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Denny's Den

Denny's Den

Double Stack Granary
A small nearby granary

Again ~ Double Stack Granary - in color

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bird House Ruin

View from below of Bird House Ruin
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Bird House Ruin ~ Up close.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ruin near Comb Ridge

Small granary with Comb Ridge in the background.

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Duck Head Man ~ A well known "glyph"

This is a very well known.....but off the beaten path......petroglyph site that I shot a while back. I know there is a much better shot of it waiting to be captured.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Big Crane" ~ Basketmaker petroglyph

Basketmaker petroglyph "in-situ"
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This Basketmaker petroglyph appeared in Sally J. Cole's book "Legacy on Stone" I had been looking for it for just about a year. Today I was able to visit this site and capture the "big bird" in my camera lens.

"Big Crane"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Procession Panel Petroglyph

Two of my photographer friends capturing Procession Panel up on Comb Ridge near Bluff, Utah at the end of February.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ruin in Butler Wash

Though it was snowy and wet.....the hiking in Butler Wash the end of this Feb was great. Even though I was not able to get many photos, I was able to get this one shot of a popular ruin in Butler Wash. Jim Talaric, a photograper friend, help me with the lighting for this shot.

Here is a grinding stone that is located in the same cave as the ruin above.e.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Anasazi Ruins

It will be here on this site "Anasazi Ruins" that I will be posting my latest photos of the ruins and "rock art" of Southeastern Utah. Click on each photo for a sharper and larger view. Comments are welcomed.

Please click on this link to - BEYOND MESA VERDE - for more information on the Anasazi ruins of Southeastern Utah.

Miscellaneous Sites ~ Updated Aug.3, 2009

White House Ruin at Canyon de Chelly
The very remote and seldom seen ~ Doll House Ruin

Doll House Ruin

The Doll House Ruin


You can see Doll House Ruin in the background of this photo. With this site being so remote, here is the most common visitor that it welcomes.


The Hunting Panel in Nine Mile Canyon.


Notice the bullet holes shot at the image to the left. Nine Mile Canyon.


Damage to a North American "treasure" in Nine Mile Canyon.


Petroglyphs at the base of Jug Handle Arch near Moab,UT