Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Looking for Palisade Creek Petroglyphs

Armed with our neighbors rough route description and a GPS coordinate we went in search of the Petroglyphs perched in the rock shelves above Palisade Creek on the big slope leading down to the American River's Royal Gorge.  Zeroing in on a specific coordinate in open snow slopes, or in flat terrain is one thing, but scrambling over rock escarpments, and working our way across vanishing ledges in search of faded rock figures is another matter.  We never found the petroglyphs on this outing, getting within 100 feet of the target, but we ran out of time and had to turn back - not empty handed though.  The wildflowers are busting out all over, fresh deer tracks showed in the muddy places, large piles of marmot poop littered some of the isolated rock ledges, and large 8" bear tracks were evident in the dried mud from earlier this spring.


Who can help me identify this wildflowers and butterflies?



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