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Petroglyphs on the Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Petroglyphs

Overview

Out in the seldom visited, far northern end of Desert National Wildlife Refuge lies Desert Dry Lake, a playa that covers some 15 square miles. The lake wasn't always dry, and near the lakebed sits the site of an historic campsite.

Native peoples used the site, and later ranchers or miners stayed here too. The native people left stories written on the rocks, and perhaps a solar calendar, while the Europeans left trash and a small barbed-wire fence corral.

This site is located on the northeastern portion of DNWR, in the area that the US Air Force wants to take over and lock the public out.

Please don't ask where this site is, exactly. Without proper law enforcement in that area, there is no way to ensure that this site will be left intact for future generations.

South-side Petroglyphs

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Fence post and solar calendar?
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Solar calendar? Taken on one of the shortest days of the year

Habitation Site (south side)

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Interior
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Exterior
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Another rock shelter

North-side Petroglyphs

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I'm sure there is an interesting story here
More to come
More to come ...

Old Barbed-Wire Corral

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Barbed-wire fencing
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Rusty, old milk can

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