Nevada Pt 3 – Red Rock Canyon – Petroglyphs

Red Rock Canyon just west of Las Vegas is a great place to visit, and lots of marvelous petroglyphs to see. The first day i visited was Xmas, 2008. A storm was blowing thru, it had snowed the day before in downtown LV, it was cold, and then some, piercing winds. At the highest point on the ‘loop’ drive thru the place (it’s a one way road) was a parking lot and a view, at some 4800 ft. elevation:12_24_850StormyRRC895Stormy921I sure wasn’t the only one uninterested in ‘roasting chestnuts by the fireplace’:

12_24_854VisitorsI heard at least six different languages being spoken. The batteries in my Pentax 6×7 gave it up, real fast. My digital camera worked fine, and so did my Yashica TLR.
Once the storm passed, i went back again.

1193landHere’s some of the petroglyphs, they are a cacophony of sorts, some of them are so high up on the rocks, visitors had binoculars to see them. These are all relatively easy to see and shoot. They’re along the trail to “Calico Tanks”.

Here’s one view, followed by detail shots:

09860986detail 0986detail2 0986detail3 0986detail4Here’s another view, followed by some detail shots:

09870987detail 0987detail2 0987detail3The Red Rock Canyon landscape is pretty interesting too.

1159 1181LayersRRC 1210Daysend 1215DaysEndHope you’ve enjoyed this ‘read’… & hope you enjoy ‘the road’, where ever it may take you!

 

 

 

Advertisements