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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tucson, Arizona : Picture Rock Trail

East of take Picture Rocks Road and as soon as you go through a pass there is a parking area on the right.  Cross the street , but be is a busy road.  Take the Ringtail trail to get to the cut off for picture rocks wash.  Picture rocks wash is called that because there are some fairly nice petroglyphs to see.  When you hit the wash, there are no signs to direct you.  Luckily we ran into some people that knew the area.  You hang a left when you hit the wash.

it is not a hard trail; our fitbits logged this as a five mile round trip

a bird...he was different so click to enlarge

The petroglyphs--more than 100 dating from about A.D. 900 to 1350. The carvings are believed to be the work of ancient Indians known as the Hohokam.  They depict animals, human-like figures, solstice and equinox markers, spirals and other designs.

it is always amazing to see these

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