Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hieroglyphics Trail


We hiked the Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.


I had to get a pic of this cool looking cactus.  Did Howard photo bomb me?


Looking back at the parking lot from the trail you can see the "Silly Mountain" in the background.  Later on, Howard and I had a Cigar on top of the lower peak on the right hand side of that mountain. 


Looking up the mountain from early on the trail.  Can you see the balancing rock at the top on the right center?


I better view of the balancing rock from further up the trail.


We encountered this little ponds that are filled by the Hieroglyphic Spring.


Another pond.


Amazing Hieroglyphics


How old are this Hieroglyphs?


So many Hieroglyphs.


Many symbols seem to be describing a hunt.


More Hieroglyphs


What is the squiggly line with the roundish head and the eyes?


Strange drawings


A whole gallery


We took a break from the sun in this boulder covered cave.  Lot's of people enjoying the trail today.


The hike was more of a challenge than we thought it would be and there were so many Hieroglyphs.  We highly recommend hiking the Hieroglyph Trail when you visit Arizona.

Prescott Arizona

*Happily Ever After*

Usery Mountain Regional Park

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Superstition Mountains of Arizona

58 comments:

  1. Very interesting, looks like a tough hike though. I'll bet the cigar tasted extra good.

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  2. Fascinating, and proof that "primitive" people were as complex as any people anywhere have always been. Maybe someday i will get there.

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    1. Yes, I'd love to know what they were trying to say with these pictures. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. What an interesting hike! And great photos. Thank you for sharing them in the GRAND Social!

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  4. Thanks, Timothy, for sharing! Glad you stopped by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/01/bloomin-beauty.html this week.

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  5. Good to see a post from you. I hope all is well. What a beautiful place to explore.

    Have a fabulous new year, my friend. 😎

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  6. It looks like a dog shaped person outside of the cave. Thanks for dropping by and I envy your hiking skills.

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    1. Yes it does. Thanks for visiting. Check out some of my other hiking pictures.

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  7. I love hieroglyphs and your photos are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much. Please come back and check out my other pics and silly stories.

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  8. My oldest would be super interested in this as a geologist and avid hiker.

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    1. It was a terrific hike. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathersJuly 19, 2019 at 7:44 AM

    And someone had to be there to create all those hieoglyphis so someone lived there at one time

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    1. Yes! We can make more sense of the Hieroglyphics than the New York Times. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Fascinating rock art! Do you have any idea when/by whom these were drawn?
    #Adventurecalling

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    1. They say roughly between 8 to 10 thousand years ago but, nobody knows for sure. Thank for visiting.

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  11. We'll have to check that out. We are taking our RV south for the winter. Will start in California and Los Angeles then make it to Arizona sometime in January. - Margy

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    1. Yes, please stop on bye. See you in January.

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  12. Wow! That is fantastic (I'm even quite taken with the cactus to be honest!) #Dreamteam

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  13. Love visiting places where there are signs that our ancestors were once there. I find it amazing.
    Thanks for saying hi at #AdventureCalling

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  14. So nice post. Amazing photos. I like it...

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  15. Wow this looks amazing. Its somewhere I hadn't heard of. Thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeam

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  16. I love your photos, thhose hieroglyphs look incredible, I bet it was amazing to see them up close. Thanks for sharing another amazing hike with us #AdventureCalling

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  17. I love your photos, wish I was in the kind of shape to do some hiking, but alas, it's the gym and pool for me. Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you do. Have a great Thanksgiving A 54.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I have to do my knee rehab exercises daily to be able to hike but, it's worth it.

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  18. What a fascinating hike! The hieroglyphics looks awesome # #Alittlebitofeverything

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  19. This is so interesting #alittlebitofeverything@_karendennis

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  21. There are many things in this world to be thankful for. Thanks for joining us at the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop.

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  22. Die Hieroglyphen und Zeichnungen sind sehr interessant. Meine Phantasie beginnt sich Bilder zu machen....
    Herzliche Grüße!

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  23. Das sind sehr interessante Bilder. Danke fürs Zeigen. Besonders die Hieroglyphen sind spannend.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Wolfgang

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  24. very beautiful pictures. simply fantastic.

    lg katrin (https://katrintestblogg.blogspot.com/)

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  25. Oh my goodness, what a cool place! It sure does make you wonder about the history of those heiroglyphics. I really enjoyed the photos. Thank you so much for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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  26. A few years back we came across an area in western North Carolina where a rock is preserved covered in Cherokee hieroglyphics. That was really cool, too!

    Free free to join my WildWednesdays linky party!

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  27. New follow from Michele at Funtastic Friday. Thanks for posting. Pinned.

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  28. Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition Mountain looks more like graffiti! haha I read further & I was happy to see it was not. Hieroglyphs in places that makes you wonder how they did it too. Absolutely wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing!

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