Monday, January 25, 2016

Oak Canyon petroglyphs

A symbol of good luck in the hunt
Just when I thought Kanab couldn't get any cooler, we were treated to an unexpected tour of some really magnificent petroglyphs on a nearby private ranch. The afternoon was filled with art, dinotracks, fossils, a mummy cave (YEH, for REAL!), and some ruins.


Frog man


Then gentleman who owned the property took time to tell us about the history of the ranch, the meaning behind the symbols and cowboy glyphs (more recent signatures and wall carvings circa 1920's). It was interesting to hear the stories behind the people who once inhabited this area. He then took us on a bumpy, fun ATV ride to more ruins and even the site of a REAL mummy that is now in the Smithsonian!

Cowboy glyphs

"bird in hand" and 2 kokopellis underneath. love this!

martian

awesome. So many different styles seen here.

A partial view of the big panel (which is over 75 ft. long)

This was harry's favorite glyph (the long centipede thingie)
Here are a few more photos from our adventure

That little hole is the mummy cave!!

The boys exploring some more ruins and caves

Harry's cow butt mask

I thought this old truck was pretty rad :)
I am really grateful to the ranch owner and his special tour that he gave to our family. I know my kiddos are going to remember this for a long time. Thank you, Roger!

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