"Things on rocks" Moab Favorite Tip by iandsmith

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  The petroglyphs and pictographs of Moab
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      The petroglyphs and pictographs of Moab
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  • Rock climbing in Moab - Moab
      Rock climbing in Moab
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  • Petroglyphs and pictographs - Moab
      Petroglyphs and pictographs
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      More petroglyphs
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  • Rock climbing at Moab - Moab
      Rock climbing at Moab
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Favorite thing: As mentioned previously, rock clilmbing is something that is very popular in these parts. Watching the climbers seek grip points on the rock face made me even more determined that it's something I'll never do. I can find other less strenuous ways to hurt myself!

Fondest memory: Another feature of the boat trip was viewing the petroglyphs and pictographs, which you can also drive to. Dating these petrogyphs has been problematic and estimates range from 500 to 1500 years old.
Until they're pointed out, you're apt not to see them as they tend to blend into the rock face.
They feature human and animal forms in basic figures etched into the rock face.
Even after I got home and started working with the photos I was surprised at how many more came to the fore. When you're actually there a lot of them of are very faint and not discernable to the naked eye with the available light.

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2011
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