Fall is starting to appear in the leaves now and our time left camp hosting in Zion National Park is winding down for a second year. As much as I’m glad for a break, I know I’ll miss this place. Mac passed here and memories of him will remain here. There is a special place near my host site which has a petroglyph of a small dog that reminds me of Mac. It’s only a short walk from where Blue and I live to view the “Southgate Petrophyphs” site. The spiral image next to the dog is a summer solstice marker where the sun casts a shadow directly over the center point on the first day of summer but the “little dog” is my favorite part. When you click the link below for the fullscreen image you’ll be hovering over the site from 16’ in the air. The image will rotate automatically or you can move it with your mouse. Imagine this place 2000 years ago, no roads, few humans, with just the sounds of desert wind and birds of prey overhead. Someone sat here and hammered a pointed tool into a “canvas” of fallen rock creating images of their existence in this canyon. I feel lucky to have spent 9 months here.
CLICK HERE to see this petroglyph site FULLSCREEN