Sunday, November 26, 2017

Twisted Hoodoo craziness

I'm totally obsessed with this place! Located kinda near Page, AZ (Churchwells, to be more precise), this super remote and other-wordly place is called Colorful Canyon. And it's FANTASTIC! Uh huh.

Where's Waldo?
We set out to find the Twisted Hoodoo -- a really top heavy rock spire with a big bulky rock hat placed on top of a skinny twisted body. :) (I think that's maybe the best way to describe it)

Swagger approves of this place
The entire adventure was pretty rad. The hike is weird and sandy -- and you won't see a single human being (maybe an alien or two).

You can see below why this place is called Colorful Canyon. The rocks are literally bright pink and purple with a splash of yellow here and there.

Colorful Canyon

JJ takes a breather on this wacky yellow stool


Lunch break!

Wow that was fun! Can't wait to go back. LATER!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Duck Head Man + Kokopelli = WINNING!

My 2 fav characters on ONE ROCK! #winning

It's always exciting to find new petroglyphs -- but today was especially awesome because the two guys seen above are such icons in the rock art world. And to have them both on one panel was pretty frickin special. Kokopelli (the humpbacked flute player) and the guy with a duck on his head (that one is rare -- most of the time the duck replaces the head, he doesn't sit on his head!) are my two all-time favorite characters.

These glyphs were hard to find -- it took quite a bit of legwork and exploration. SO FUN! Nearly every rock had some sort of drawing on it. We also found a rare and elusive pictograph -- the Ghost of Iron County. These guys really wanted to stay hidden. I promised I wouldn't share their secret.

The ghost of Iron County

Awesome day with friends -- really feel fortunate to live in such a special place. Always remember to protect these places - don't touch, scratch, walk on, or deface the art. (duh!)