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Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Shaman Knob
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Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Shaman KnobSign-in register (view N)

Overview

The Mt. Irish Archaeological District is a large area with many boulder piles and low bands of cliffs covered with rock art. Shaman Knob is one of the major public petroglyph sites in the district and consists of an isolated boulder pile. Native peoples etched an extensive array of nice petroglyphs on the rocks. The BLM placed four numbered markers around the site, and the BLM and Lincoln County each produced brochures describing the numbered rock art panels (BLM brochure; Lincoln County brochure).

The parking area between Shaman Knob and Shaman Hill is one of the better campsites in the area.

While visiting this site, please take care of the area and leave it as you found it for the enjoyment of future generations.

Link to Site Map.
Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Shaman Knob
Trail marker (view S)

Location

The Mt. Irish Archaeological District is located in the Pahranagat Valley, about 110 miles north of Las Vegas. Details of the location, access routes, and GPS coordinates are presented on the Mt. Irish Archaeological District page.

The Hike

The sign-in register (Table 1, Site SK-Register) is adjacent to the parking area, and from the register, Marker #1 (Site SK-01) is to the left in front of the knob, and Markers 2-4 (Sites SK-02, SK-03, SK-04) are around the rock to the right.

Shaman Knob
Shaman Knob (view E from Shaman Hill)
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Sign-in register with information
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Hikers looking at 'sideways' petroglyphs
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'Sideways' petroglyphs -- what happened here?
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Stone tools -- look and touch, but leave behind!
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Stone knife-- look and touch, but leave behind!
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Aliens exiting a flying saucer
Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Shaman Knob
Pahranagat Man
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The road home
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Pictographs and Petroglyphs
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Shaman Knob in the snow
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Shaman Knob in the snow
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Campsite at Shaman Knob
Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Shaman Knob
Historic outhouse with an amazing view -- now gone (view NE)

Table 1. Hiking Coordinates based on GPS data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Hiking GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Waypoint Location Easting Northing Elevation Verified
SK-Register Shaman Knob Sign-in Register 643217 4163199 5,725 GPS
SK-01 Shaman Knob Marker #1 (est) 643220 4163211 5,733 GPS
SK-02 Shaman Knob Marker #2 643236 4163214 5,727 GPS
SK-03 Shaman Knob Marker #3 643236 4163225 5,719 GPS
SK-04 Shaman Knob Marker #4 643235 4163231 5,721 GPS

SK = Shaman Knob
Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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