Friday, August 28, 2015

In Search of Mammoths at Sand Island.

After our second return to Sand Island and we did not find the mammoth carvings, we figured the third time "would be the charm". Yeah, well that little saying isn't always accurate.  We looked and looked, we used camera zoom lens and binoculars; conclusion was that every crack in the walls could have been them.  By the time we left, the crick in our necks was awful.  Looking at the photos on a large screen, we squinted, we turned our heads this way and that; no mammoths, or nothing that looked like one at least. 

Nevertheless, we did get shots of the glyphs and carvings that were more visible; and wait till you see the sunset shot I got of the bluffs outside of Bluff.  Just because we don't achieve or finish a goal, doesn't mean we didn't have a great time attempting it.

Sand Island Rock Art - this is just a small sample, but if you read my previous posts about Sand Island, you will see lots more!


Kokopelli Panel - this is the true depiction of the fertility deity. The pictures you find on mugs, t-shirts, etc. is the "cleaned up" version, since the morally anal retentive would be highly offended by his true form.

This panel has dinosaurs depicted, but no mammoths.


The varieties of Prickly Pear Cactus in San Juan County have the prettiest flowers, so taking photos of them is a given.

Before we completely left Sand Island, we spied a trail to our right and decided to see where it went.  It wasn't far till it ended at a corral, but the setting sun was hitting the bluffs beyond and making the most spectacular light and shadow show for us.

Like I stated before, we didn't find those pesky mammoths, but we made sure to do the most important thing of all...enjoy ourselves.

Mary Cokenour

1 comment:

  1. What a fun day indeed! I have never seen the dinosaur carvings...