We went on a fascinating rock art field trip today with the Dixie Archeology Club which we recently joined. The day was perfect, sunny and cool when we started and 55 degrees F when we finished. Our trip took us to the canyon near Gunlock Reservoir where the Santa Clara River flows and floods at times. Today the river was just a small stream that we were able to cross easily with our jeep.
With a little bit of strenuous uphill climbing we were able to discover lots of rock art carefully inscribed by ancient Indians of this area.
What exactly the rock art says is not clear but they were clues of their life style. What was important to them and how they saw the universe. There is so much to learn about their cultures and life styles. They lived out doors and so the night skies and the forces of nature were a fascination to them.