Saturday was a nearly perfect day for a hike. I checked out the Dragonfly and Blue-Eyed Princess pictograph panels, the former of which is one of the best I’ve ever seen! The Dragonfly panel sits on an angled wall at the back of an alcove, and to the left in a deeper part of the alcove are a few slab-lined granaries held together with mud. There is also quite a bit of lithic scatter and broken pottery of all sorts lying on the ground in and around the alcove.
The details in the Dragonfly panel are tiny and several of the figures are quite different from the many I’ve seen nearby.
The Blue-Eyed Princess panel, which by itself is interesting and worth visiting, pales in comparison to Dragonfly. The main figure and namesake of the panel has two differently-colored eyes, but I couldn’t tell whether they were actually blue. The surfaces behind the two largest figures had been abraded smooth before painting, and there were several other such spots that had been prepared but never painted. If the artist had followed through on his or her plans to paint all of the prepared areas, this would have been one amazing panel.
4 thoughts on “Dragonfly and Blue-Eyed Princess”
LOVE the dragonflies. Never seen anything like that in a pictograph.
Wow really cool! Would you be willing to share the location of these pictographs? I’m a member of Climb-Utah but sadly he doesnt have these pictographs on his site.
I have been following your blogs for over a year. The photographs are amazing! I have been several of the places you have highlighted but never seen some of the stuff you have shown! I first became acquainted with your work while searching for information concerning the Blue-eyed Princess panel. We would like to go and visit the Blue Eyed Princess this spring. Can you give us guidance on how to find it? I am familiar with the general area, having been shown around there by A. C. Ekker prior to his untimely death in an airplane accident. Any assistance you may offer would be GREATLY appreciated!
– Earl Rogers, DVM
The sites sound amazing and would love to visit. Can you share directions?