Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hickison Petroglyphs

Date Placed: September 30, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area, Austin, Lander, Nevada
Distance: 1/4 mile
Status: Active

The Hickison Petroglyphs are located approximately 25 miles east of Austin, Nevada. Watch for brown BLM signage on the north side of Highway 50, and you should find it easily! The ancient rock art is located along a short 1/4 mile interpretive trail. Ancient inhabitants of this area would come to this area of Nevada to hunt deer. The hunters would wait for their prey patiently, and as they waited, many created the rock art you see left today.

Directions: Leave the highway and drive along a well-maintained gravel/dirt road for approximately one mile. Park in the parking area (there is camping available here, too, if wanted), and begin your walk at the main sign that tells you about the area. Pick up a trail guide and begin your self-guided tour.

At #4, find the flat rock to the left. Move the smaller rock to find The Hunter waiting patiently underneath.

Just around the bend from #9 is a huge boulder on the left. About midway under the long side that faces the glyphs behind you, beneath smaller rocks, lies The Hunted.

Notes: Please be discreet and rehide VERY well, as these boxes are right on the trail. We do not want someone thinking they are trash and throwing them away!

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