Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Friday, May 04, 2007

More Petroglyphs

On Thursday, we walked down the last mile of Butler Wash to its confluence with the San Juan River. The trail follows a 100-year-old wagon trail you may be able to see in the picture winding around to the left.

Whoops---We hadn't expected water.

Our goal was the River Petroglyph Panel at the confluence. The panels contain several hundred figures, but the older ones were very faint and difficult to photograph.

The spot is also a popular stop for the San Juan river rafters.

Here's Randy on the way back up. It's hard to believe they ever took wagons down this trail!

On the way home we stopped off at the Sand Island Petroglyph Panel near Bluff. This panel also has several hundred figures, but my favorites are the 4 Kokopellis. Here are 2 of them. Kokopelli was a flute-playing symbol of fertility. (You can probably see why...)


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