Thursday, December 25, 2008

Yet another mound.

I came to realize that this mound looks a lot like the mound in the post of October 17. This one is apparently much smaller but the shape and colors are similar. Also they are not very far apart geographically.

Mat Warner inscription. Some serious rock art.

Now this is some serious rock art. This isn't Spanish. It isn't Indian. It isn't some teenage midnight party. And it likely isn't Jesuit. But could it me KGC? Are all outlaws KGC? Looks more like a cowboy leaving something for posterity. I know Matt Warner went from outlaw to lawman and was a constable in Price in his later years and maybe this was done at this time. But I choose to associate it with the cowboy in him. It does have a bull in it. But is it code? Why is Matt spelled with just one "t". And does the formation of the letters have some special meaning? Who knows?

Potential burial mound?

I believe this is another potential burial mound. I am not saying that this is a burial mound. But it does look out of place. It has interesting coloration. I see this occasionally in these mounds also.

Dirt bike mound

This is a mound that looks like it has seen a bit of dirt bike action. Looks to me like it has potential for being a burial mound. I see these frequently in the outdoors and I wonder if that is what they are.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cloud face

Petroglyph from Buckhorn Wash

This is another interesting petroglyph. It looks like he has something in his left hand but I can't tell at all what it is. I can't even figure out what is in his right hand. I like this image anyway.

Another Buckhorn Wash petroglyph

I posted a petroglyph from Buckhorn Wash some time ago. I decided to post some more petroglyphs and will do a couple more from Buckhorn Wash. I won't try to interpret them as I have no clue. Of course there are multiple glyphs here and one of them is a snake that looks like it has steps. I have no idea what that means but I do find this an interesting petroglyph.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


This is what looks like a cave. I have wanted to actually walk right up to it and take a closer look even inside the cave to see what it actually is. From this shot I can't tell what it is I can only guess. It sure is interesting and may actually create questions rather than answer anything. Don't ya just love a mystery?

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This is a very interesting arch located in Millard Canyon just inside Canyonlands. It is probably less that a mile past the ranger station. I recommend a trip just to see Millard Canyon. Pictures don't do it justice. Especially if it is a black and white photo.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sternface. A stern stoneface.

I started off this blog with a closeup of Sternface. Here is a view of his environment. Looks rather majestic with his view of all below and around him. Kind of an ancient Mt. Rushmore. Looks like he may even have his scary Halloween face on.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Aztec Pyramid

Here is another picture of a rock formation that looks like a pyramid. In fact a friend of mine calls it an Aztec pyramid. It certainly looks to me like it could be what he says it is. This is similar to another picture I posted of another rock formation that looks very similar to this one. Check the post of July 25, 2008. To go to that post scroll down to July on the right side and click on it or go all the way to the bottom and click on older posts until you get to July 25.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pyramid? Mound? Hill?

I'll let you decide. Natural or built by man? It sure stands out from it's surroundings. It also sits in a location where it can be seem for miles. It is a conveniently suited location for a pilgrimmage. It's a very prominent feature of the area.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I believe this to be an elephant's trunk. I do waver though because I have gone back and forth between an elephant's trunk and a snail. Either way it is another piece of rock art by some ancient culture.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Old stove

A couple of my friends who happen to be twins had me take them up to Driggs, Idaho for the 80th birthday party of one of their relatives. After the birthday party we went out to the farm and house where they grew up. I believe they lived their first five years in the house where this stove is. I just had to have a picture of this stove and every time I see this picture it just gives me a good feeling. Another bit of nostalgia that we all feel from time to time. It seems like most everyone has at least some interest in antiques. I'm not sure I'll get another chance to do any more posts this month so I just had to get some of these pictures in.

Driftwood log

I just love this image. Must be the lighting and contrast. It seems that people are always fascinated by water. Rivers, lakes, waterfalls and fountains seem to interest people. This log is just another element in this river of water. Driftwood seems to have it's own fascination with people. I'll bet most people know someone who just goes out to collect a piece of wood from the desert just to put in the front yard. Maybe you have done it yourself or wanted to.

Snake River

The Snake River at Idaho Falls. This is a favorite place for many people in Idaho Falls to spent a quiet, leisurely evening. There are many things to do here. Just walk, jog, walk your dog, get some meditation and there are plenty of restaurants nearby also. I saw people doing all of these activities and the scenery is spectacular. These are just some of the examples for recreation here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Debris pile

I wonder how long this pile of logs and debris has been there. This is just one of many scenic pictures that I took here in Idaho Falls on the Snake River. I just keep on clicking and then see how they turn out to see which ones I like.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Basic rock art

This is taken on the Snake River in Idaho Falls. I will post at least a couple more pictures this month and you will be able to see that this is a beautiful place for taking pictures. This one here is rather basic or simple. I guess you could call it rock art but not in the sense of anything we have discussed so far. This art would be in the eye of the beholder. I like the ducks and even the weeds or grass are elements in this photo that add to its quality. But the rocks are still the subject here. There is just so much at this park in Idaho Falls that is just gorgeous.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Highway 33

I decided for September I am going to take a break from Rock Art Formations and post some landscape photos. This one is taken looking east toward the Tetons and on the way to Driggs, Idaho from St. Anthony.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Many Faces

I can see a lot of faces at this location. I'm not sure I captured them all in this image but there are still some very good ones. I can see a horsehead, a profile, what looks to me like a pigs face representing the nostrils of the horsehead, a loose rock in the eye of the profile on the right, numbers and x's and just a lot of images.

Monday, August 25, 2008


In my research it seems that a platypus is the closest to what this rock art formation represents. I don't know what significance historically in various cultures the platypus has but I am certain that there is some significance. This does not happen with natural erosion. This was done on purpose by man. I do not believe it was the Spanish. I believe it was far more ancient than that. I wish I knew what culture did this but I don't and I am open to suggestion or education if you will. Please tell me. If I am mistaken and this is not a platypus then again please tell me what it is.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Man made rock formation

To me this is another man made rock formation. I really doubt that nature made a rock formation such as this to stand out like it does. It looks more like a fortification or an observation point. This is just a couple of ideas that I have. Of course I don't know for sure what it is but I am convinced that erosion caused by wind and water would not create a rock formation that forms a perfect 90 degree angle. The evidence for natural erosion by wind and water is just not there for me. It was probably made by man out some sort of cement.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Could be a poodle dog.

The more I look at this rock formation the more I believe it looks like a dog. Others may see something else. I would like to know what other see if they are willing to share. I saw quite a few rock sculptures not really too far from this one. In fact it is not too far from the gorilla I posted just a couple of posts ago.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Little Cedar Mountain

This is Little Cedar Mountain in Emery County viewed from Cedar Mountain near the overlook. It's not art in that it doen't resemble a man's face or any animal. It is a landscape picture. But if you look at the top of the point of the mountain there is a white rock that stands out. I believe that rock was not put there naturally. Someone put it there on purpose. I don't know why it was put there. It may just be a trail marker.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


One couldn't ask for a better sculpture of a gorilla. Is it just the head of a gorilla or is it a full-bodied sculpture? Sculptures such as these are plentiful where a suitable rock formations are available. It gives the artist plenty of "clay" to work with.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hopper and E.T.

Take a look to the far right. What do you see? My grandson pointed this out to me. Remember the grasshoppers? This is from the movie "Bugs Life." This rock art formation looks just like one of the grasshoppers from that movie. There are other images in this photo that I am sure are not natural but I can't pinpoint anything in particular that they resemble. Actually the one in the shadow of the very tall rock does look like E.T. in his Halloween costume. How did they make these rock art formations anciently to resemble objects today?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Face and Aztec Pyramid.

On the left side of this photo there is a very good face. I can see the forehead, eye, nose, lips and chin. I find it hard to believe that this is natural erosion. This was done on purpose and was meant to be seen. If we were to use a little more imagination we could even say that on top of this small mesa there is a pyramid. It could be an Aztec pyramid. I have seen pictures of Aztec and Egyptian pyramids that look just like this one. In fact I know of another one a few miles to the northeast of this one.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Perfect Square

This photo is of an animal or a person or a rock that resembles a person. Rather it is a perfect square. What are the chances of that happening in nature? This is most interesting to me. I'm trying to figure out how or if this could have been done by man. This rock face is like straight up and down.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fat Jay Leno

Here is a picture of a rock formation that is located just up the North Fork of the Duchesne River. The face reminds me of Jay Leno. If you use your imagination and look for a full bodied Jay Leno you can see that he is carrying quite a bit of weight. The irony is that he is always joking about how fat we Americans are. Here he is hiding out at the North Fork.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Outlined Images

I've posted this picture before but I have now updated it. I have added more images that I have discovered on many repeated examinations of it. I have also posted it to the Ancient Lost Treasures discussion of this image that is listed at the top of the links to the right on this page. I have done this for the benefit of those people who may not visit both sites and of course to try to initiate more interest and discussion. I really would like to know what these images mean and what culture created them. I am convinced that they are not the product of natural erosion. It is definitely OK if people do not agree with me. Just let me think or believe as I like. I have no idea what the object is that I oultined in the middle of the picture. But it looks like it does not belong. It does not look natural.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Castle Gate

This is a common and prominent rock formation that is right by highway 6 in Carbon County. I had never really noticed faces here until I looked and I have passed this feature many times over many years. I can see one very obvious rock face. Its on the right side near the bottom. I can see a forehead, recessed eye, nose. upper lip, mouth and chin. When all those ingredients are present it's hard to say that this is natural rather than made or modified by man.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Spanish Window

On the Okie blog that I link to on the right there is a post about Spanish window rocks. This picture looks like it has one to me. There is also a rock formation that looks like a bear and cub. There is also a rock formation that looks like the profile of an Indian. Perhaps even more than one Indian profile. The rock that makes up the right side of the window looks like a bird to me. Any one else see these items? What do you see?

Monkey Face

I was asked about this picture on one of the forum groups that I belong to. I called it monkey face because when I first took the picture that's what it looked like to me. I showed it to a person who told me it looked Mongoloid. There are also two objects behind the monkey face. If someone knows what these objects represent I would appreciate being clued in because I would like to know what they are and if there is any meaning to them. My understanding is that Mongoloid would be related to the Chinese. I believe there may be a Hmong connection. I believe also that there may be a connection with the Jaredites mentioned in the Book of Mormon. Anyone else have any ideas?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Here is the meercat

Just in case someone could't see the meercat I outlined it for convenience.

Egyptian meercat in Utah?

Last night I saw a special about Meercat Manor on Nightline on ABC. For that reason I am posting this picture that has what I believe to be a meercat perched on top of a spire rock. I'm sure the spire represents something but I don't know what. I suspect it may be a king or Pharaoh. I definitely feel that this was done on purpose by man and is not a result of natural erosion. I dedicate this post to Chris Vanocur of ABC channel 4 here in Utah. I have also invited Chris to come here to take a look at my blog for at least two reasons. One is to expose my blog and get visitors. Two is to get converts and interest in these rock art formations, many of which I believe are not natural but are indeed made or at least modified by man.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

On the top right corner of this picture there is a small circle around an image that looks like a man sitting down. It doesn't show up very well but it is there. This is another example of a rock formation that to me is not natural erosion. This is man made. For another example go to the Okie blog listed on the right and check out the post of June 1, 2008 titled "Interpreting Spanish Faces." I'm not sure the one on my blog is Spanish. I wish I knew it's origin but it does not look like a trail marker. It is not in the right place nor is it obvious enough. In fact you need binoculars, the right light an some luck in order to see it. I can't even find it on the photo sometimes and I know where it is. Of course part of that may be old age. Alec does a good job of explaining the meaning of Spanish faces used as trail markers on his blog. If you double click on the image above it will enlarge so you can see it a bit better.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Grandpa Curtis

Rock art formation with a silhouette that resembles a face on the left side. This is located at Curtis Point. That is the same location as the photo on the last post but this one was taken at a different angle and at a different time of day. This one was taken in the morning and the one on the last post was taken in the afternoon.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Great-Grandpa Curtis

I believe I already have a photo named Grandpa Curtis so I named this one Great-Grandpa Curtis. Unless you go to redbubble where I believe I have this one named Grandpa Curtis. Anyway there is a face here that does resemble, to me at least, an old man. Since it is located at Curtis Point I have named it Great-Grandpa Curtis. This Curtis Point is an interesting rock formation and what you see changes from where you view Curtis Point and when. By when I mean the shadows and lighting can make you see different things at different times of the day. I thought this one to be an interesting view of Curtis Point.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Big Bird

This picture looks like a big bird. I know of one person who thinks it looks like an owl. I see something on its back but I can't really make out anything that I can definitely identify. There is some agreement that this rock art formation is not natural. That is it is not the result of natural erosion but purposely put there my man. What man or group of men or culture that accomplished this is open to suggestion and perhaps even debate. In the history of this earth the list of candidates could be quite long.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Here is a quote from the link above about the last picture I posted here on this blog. I thought is was very cute and I really appreciated it.

"Man, you guys are good at this game. Until they were circled, I just saw a lot of rocks...LOL "

Friday, March 28, 2008

Four Images

Here are the clues. I can see at least four images. I have circled images that I can see readily. Starting from the left I see an image that is hard to determine what it is. It looks to be a puppy dog sitting up with its head turned. I do have to try hard to see it but after studying this picture and image for some time that it what i see. The second image from the left is much easier for me. To me it looks like an old Indian woman. It could also have religious connotations. By that I mean it could be Mary. The third image I have determined to be Egyptian. My first thought was that it resembled the Sphinx. It could also be a Pharaoh. The fourth or last image is a man. I don't know if it represents any particular culture. I am open to suggestion.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Does this photo have Egyptian images on it?

About a third of the way over fom the left on the top is an image that reminds me of the Sphinx or a pharoah type image. This may be Egyptian ire origin. Just a little further to the right an image of a man can easily be seen. There may be more images as well.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Better look at two faces

Here is a better image of the two faces above the mine. The face on the left shows up very well whereas you could hardly even see it before. The face directly above the mine shows up much better.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Two Faces

The large circle in the picture contains a face that I believe is obvious. The smaller one to the left is much harder to see. But it does show the head of a man looking to the left. He appears to be bald or has a cleanshaven scalp. I can also make out eye, nose and chin. The one above the mine seems to me to be oriental. I can make out shoulders, chin, moustache and possibly headgear.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Face above mine

After looking at this picture many times I have noticed a face directly above the mine. I feel it is fairly obvious. There is a person looking directly at the camera. If someone has any idea what this face represents or what or who it may resemble or what culture it may be from I would appreciate the feedback. I would like to know more about why this would be in this area. Anything would be appreciated. Thank you.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Price River and the bookcliffs

This is a view of the bookcliffs mountains with the Price River in the foreground. The bookcliffs were named by John W. Gunnison who was an early US Army topographic engineer and explorer. He came through this area in 1853 following part of the Old Spanish Trail. He was mapping a railroad route to the west. The Price River comes out of Scofield Reservoir and empties into the Green River.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Beckwith Peak

This is the first of my landscape photos.
This is Beckwith Peak in the bookcliffs of Emery County in Utah. It's a very prominent peak that doesn't get a lot of attention except for an occasional photographer.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mother's Kiss

I was able to find an example of what I consider a full-bodied sculpture. This one I call Mother's Kiss. That's what it looks like to me. The sculpture is actually small relative to many that I see. In fact I may not have seen it if I was not looking carefully. This may even be a sculpture that represents the Christ child.

Three Wise Monkeys

This is a picture of the three wise monkeys. This rock formation is found just after you enter Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. I don't believe that this is a formation that has been sculpted by man. I may be wrong but it I just don't feel that it is. Partly because these goblins can be found in such abundance in the park and other areas where this particular formation, Entrada sandstone, is exposed. It does have the appearance of perhaps being sculpted intentionally but I'm just not sure that it is. It does have features that I often look for in a formation that has been sculpted by man however. These features are usually eyes, nose and mouth. Sometimes I will also find ears. Some sculptures that I have seen that are ancient are even full bodied. I don't have a good sample currently of a full bodied sculpture but I intend to sometime and will post one when I do. My next couple of posts will be landscape photos.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Buckhorn Wash Pictograph

This is perhaps a better example of a pictograph. Or at least it can be seen a bit more clearly. Most seem to be painted in red. This one is in Buckhorn Wash in Emery County, Utah. There are several nice panels at this location and it is well visited.

Sego Canyon Pictographs

This is an example of a pictograph. A pictograph is rock art that is painted on rather than carved or pecked. Rock art that is carved or pecked is a petroglyph. This is one of several panels located just north of Interstate 70 near Thompson, Utah. Some researchers feel that some of these symbols at Sego Canyon resembe Aztec symbols. In fact this area of Utah is one of the areas of the southwestern United States being considered for the location of the mysterious Aztlan.