|Lower panel at Kohta Circus|
|Upper panel - So amazing!|
The drive to Mesquite is about 2 hours from Kanab. There's also (conveniently) some big hotels and casinos there, so we were set w/ a room. Now we just needed to trust our directions. Many times these glyphs are just so remote, require a lot of 4wd and hiking. Kohta Circus was not really neither -- but they were also just not right in plain view. We needed to hike about 6-7 miles round trip (could have made this shorter but we weren't too sure our subaru w/ near 200,000 miles and low clearance would make it. So, we parked at the first trail head we found and hoofed it.
|Hiking down to get to the glyphs. Probably the most desert-y landscape I've ever visited.|
|You can see me on the left scaling a "boulder" to get closer to the upper glyphs|
|This was actually a teence bit scary :) Can you spot me in this pic??|
|More petroglyphs nearby|
|We saw a LOT of this particular glyph. Any guesses what it could mean??|
|Comment below if you have ideas what this symbol could mean!!|
He found it!
|So hard to explain in a photo just how extensive this was!!|
|The gylphs span this entire lower part of the rock|
|weird space man person|
|Hunter on the right w/ his bow, and big horn sheep got speared|
|Little alien dude or? I dunno. cool!|
|Turtle and other cool stuff|
|Herds and other cool things|
|Stark, barren desert.|
The Kohta Circus is just one of many glyphs in this area. Within just a small (few miles or less?) radius are other well known petroglyphs, the most famous being "Falling Man". We'll be back w/ the boys to find this one -- but we were eager to get back to our hotel and relax. We were happy to find these cool relics and I'm always trying to figure out what our ancestors must have seen or thought to create such intricate works of art. Post your comments below as to what you think those weird rocket looking ones could mean??!
PS -- on a side note, we saw SIX roadrunners! Meep meep :)