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Re: Rock Art
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2006, 10:34:00 PM »
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Did You Notice the Picture on the aforementioned webpage - go back and check it out.  You will NOT get the full effect from looking at this picture.  


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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2006, 09:26:57 AM »
That's a cool glowing effect.  I took the tour at Seminole Canyon in 2002.  Very intersting.  We camped there too and the weather was great on Memorial Day.

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2006, 12:39:41 PM »
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Jeff, thanks for the picture of Langfords old place. It makes it easier to imagine the clouds rolling over the Carmens that Langford described. Nice website, by the way. I clicked on the 'carnage' pic, what happened, did a mountain lion get you?


Collision with a snowboarder in Breckenridge, Colo., on the first run of the second day we had lift tickets. A mountain lion would've made for a better story ....
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006, 05:00:45 PM »
Shane, I saw that a couple of years ago and it took awhile for me to figure out that those were probably hunter/gatherers in a rockshelter. You had to be a tough hombre to stay alive back then. It's a very cool picture.

Jeff, sudden violence on the slope, huh? A mountain lion probably woulda took longer and caused way more adrenaline. Did you happen to see the photos of the mule stomping/biting a mountain lion to death? I might have them in my inbox if you haven't.

Randall, is that Panther Cave? I remember seeing the picto on RAFs' site. Texas rock art seems to be more paint and less pecking than I'm used to, and that makes me wonder how much unsheltered art has weathered out. In Chesler Park in Canyonlands I found an unsheltered pictograph, a circle bisected by a vertical line. I researched it and it was a style about two thousand years old. It was white, probably gypsum in a liquid solvent, and had penetrated the sandstone and become part of it. In NW Colorado most of the red pigments are gone unless they're sheltered.

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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2006, 05:06:26 PM »
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Jeff, sudden violence on the slope, huh? A mountain lion probably woulda took longer and caused way more adrenaline. Did you happen to see the photos of the mule stomping/biting a mountain lion to death? I might have them in my inbox if you haven't.

Would that be this mule?

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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2006, 06:16:22 PM »
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Randall, is that Panther Cave?


No, that's not Panther Cave, it's the Fate Bell Rockshelter.  I haven't been to Panther Cave.  We didn't have time or a tour wasn't scheduled at the right time or something.
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2006, 06:51:34 PM »
I wanted to camp at Seminole Canyon on the way back this trip, but had to work the next day :(
I really like it there.....but the wind was also a killer on Sunday! I was almost blown into the Pecos River, LOL....it would have been a flappity flap no sleep tent night! :o

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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2006, 08:26:39 PM »
RichardM,
                O.K., I gotta admit being totally hornswoggled by those pics. The one where the mule was tossing the lion around, well, it just looked like the lion wasn't enjoying himself!

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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2006, 09:55:04 PM »
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O.K., I gotta admit being totally hornswoggled by those pics. The one where the mule was tossing the lion around, well, it just looked like the lion wasn't enjoying himself!

Well, since the lion was supposedly already dead when the mule got to him, he probably didn't mind so much...

 


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