Saturday, May 1, 2010

Falling Man and Devils Fire

After several years of hearing gossip of the existence of a magical sandstone location I finally convinced Renee (Niah, Cody, Rachel, Emma and Marie also tagged along) that we needed to explore this location. During the time dreaming, and planning I also found tons of other cool stuff in the area, so much that one could easily spend a lifetime and still not see it all. We camped near Whitney Pockets along the Gold Butte Road.

 Whitney Pocket, near where we camped.

I had two goals for this trip.

First to see the sandstone formations

two to find the falling man petroglyph.  I almost missed falling man as I walked past it and fortunately Renee, across the little valley, saw it and shouted at me to turn around and look

Nobody knows the meaning of this petroglyph but some speculate it could be someone fell near here and it was a warning, or possibly a death sentence for some unfortunate soul!

Along with falling man there was a plethora of other petroglyphs in the area.

The wildflowers along Gold Butte were also blooming which made the trip that much better.