Friday, March 29, 2013

Apache Junction AZ, Hieroglyphics Trail

Mike and I did this trail yesterday morning before the heat set in as it is already getting into the high 80s here in Apache Junction.  What a beautiful area made even more so by the spring flowers everywhere!  The trail leads to petroglyphs, not hieroglyphics, in a little stone canyon where there are large tanks, or water holes, and flowing water.  Evidence that the Hohokum people hung around here for a while:

Hedgehog cactus blooming

Most of the yellow flowers you see are Brittle Bush

These are grinding holes made by the Hohokum

First view of the water tanks and petroglyphs all over the rocks

the Brittle Bush plant

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