The Fish Slough Petroglyphs encompass a small site. Mortar holes are ground into the rock beneath an overhang, providing shade for the milling of seed or pinyon nuts. Ducking beneath to feel the change in temperature, I came across a desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister) apparently doing the same thing.
a common design
|a celestial or map?|
|desert spiny lizard|
Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus
The Chidago site contains more images covering a jumbled pile of rock.
The Red Canyon site impressed me the most. The images were the most varied we experienced.
The Chidago Petroglyphs were in a paler rock along a wash. It's impressive that they remain at all. We spooked a poor black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), but I snapped a quick picture before we went to find shade like he did.
Because we were in the area, I took Brent to see the Owens pupfish and took this picture of a happy fishy face.