31 December, 2011

New Years Eve 2011

New Years Eve Masquerade at Joe's 1/4 Mile High Club

19 November, 2011

Springville Museum of Art

Today I revisited the Springville Museum of Art. They always have a wonderful display of art! Here are a few things I saw while I was there. Of course, pictures cannot give the art it's true justice. 

Made with flowers and leaves.

A red headed Madonna.

Something about this painting draws me to it. I stand in front of it and imagine I'm right in the middle of the ocean.  To me, it represents the emotions inside of me - turbulent and almost overwhelming.

This is one of my favorites. A classy, elegant lady.

This painting is still my most favorite painting at the museum.
For more information on the Springville Museum of Art: http://sma.nebo.edu/

17 November, 2011

Go now, and live.

01 November, 2011

Nine Mile Canyon Rock Art Vandalism

WELLINGTON, Carbon County — A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered to capture and convict vandals who defaced the "First Canyon Site" rock art panel in Nine Mile Canyon.

The “First Canyon Site” rock art site was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places because of its importance to the prehistory of Nine Mile Canyon. The BLM says  vandals built a campfire under the site, staining the art panel. They also used charcoal from the campfire to write graffiti on the panel.  The damage to the rock art site was reported to the BLM by Price residents in early September. 

Nine Mile Canyon is world-renowned for its high concentration of rock art sites and is often called the world’s longest art gallery.

“Although the rock art in Nine Mile canyon has survived hundreds of years, it is very delicate. Restoring rock art sites after deliberate vandalism is a complex, difficult process, and not always possible," said Patricia Clabaugh, manager of the BLM's Price Field Office.

The Bureau of Land Management has joined with the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, Castle Valley Chapter of the Utah Statewide Archaeological Society, Bill Barrett Corporation, Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, Jones and DeMille Engineering and Utah Statewide Archaeological Society to offer the reward.

Anyone with information on rock art vandalism in Nine Mile Canyon should contact the BLM at 1-800-722-3998 or the Price Field Office at 435-636-3600.

28 October, 2011

Halloween 2011

October 22 - 31, 2011

The Crazy Cat Lady
Masquerade at Studio Soiree
Masquerade at Studio Soiree
The Cat Lady is on the prowl again.
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe
Witches Ball at Bar Deluxe 
House of Colors at W Lounge

21 October, 2011

Buckhorn Wash Rock Art Panel & More

I drove along the Cottonwood Wash / Buckhorn Wash Roads on the 16th of October, 2011. There was a lot to see along this stretch of road. 

"While this sounds like two different roads, it is actually one single continuous road. The San Rafael River is the boundary-Buckhorn Wash north of the River, Cottonwood Wash to the south. The southern section, Cottonwood Wash, is a wide-open rolling high desert, with low rocky bluffs studded with distant towering buttes. This road is well maintained and is generally a safe road to drive. The Buckhorn Wash portion of this route is especially scenic, with canyon walls rising many hundreds of feet above you, Native American rock art panels, a well-preserved dinosaur track and more."

(Click on the pictures to view them larger)
Me out wondering the desert
Mile 10 Mile 18.3
To the west, slender Bottleneck Peak rises to an elevation of 6401 feet above sea level.

Mile 9.2 Mile 19.1
This is the bridge over the San Rafael River, and it is the boundary between Cottonwood Wash and Buckhorn Wash roads. Just to the south of the river is the San Rafael Recreation Area campground, maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. It offers many campsites, picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. There is no drinking water available. North of the river are many sandy primitive campsites under the cottonwood trees. The swinging bridge, located to the west, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 and was the only bridge over the river until the early 1990s. Though you can no longer drive on it, it is perfectly safe to walk on.
The San Rafael Swinging Bridge

Charlie Brown walking across the bridge with me
Me on the Historic San Rafael Swinging Bridge
Brownie out wondering the desert
Mile 5.5 Mile 22.7
One of the highlights of the entire San Rafael Swell is the mysterious Buckhorn Wash pictograph panel. There are some faint petroglyphs here, but the red pictograph figures are the stars of this site! The main panel was painted over 2,000 years ago by the Barrier Canyon culture. Learn more about the Barrier Canyon culture and how they made pictographs and petroglyphs. There is also a boulder with the names of the same CCC boys that built the swinging bridge over the San Rafael River carved into it. There is a pit toilet at this location.

Mile 2.3 Mile 25.9
There is a cattle guard here. Just south of the cattle guard is a parking area. Park there, and notice the trail heading to the east, up a steep hill. There is a large panel of petroglyphs at the end of this short trail.

Me in front of the rock art
Mile 2.1 Mile 26.1
To the east of the road a short distance is an interesting petroglyph. It can be hard to spot, so look for a series of bullet holes where some fool shot his initials (TKG) onto the cliff. Look left of those for a large, light colored crack running vertically. The petroglyph is just left of the crack.

Mile 1.6 Mile 26.6
A very clear and large dinosaur track can, with a little searching, be found here. On the east side of the road is a ledge of sandstone about 10 to 15 feet above the road. There are several paths up to the ledge. Once on top of the ledge, look for a larger flat area of bare sandstone at your feet. The footprint is on this large sandstone area, although you may have to move some flat rocks to uncover it.

Mile 0 Mile 28.3
You are at the intersection with the Green River Cutoff Road. West will take you to Castledale and Highway 10, east will lead you to US Highway 6.

The End... heading for home.

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