“Before there were humans, the Legend People, To-when-an-ung-wa, lived in that place. There were many of them. They were of many kinds – birds, animals, lizards and such things, but they looked like people. They were not people. They had power to make themselves look that way. For some reason the Legend People in that place were bad; they did something that was not good, perhaps a fight, perhaps some stole something….the tale is not clear at this point. Because they were bad, Coyote turned them all into rocks. You can see them in that place now all turned into rocks; some standing in rows, some sitting down, some holding onto others. You can see their faces, with paint on them just as they were before they became rocks. The name of that place is Angka-ku-wass-a-wits (red painted faces). This is the story the people tell.”
Navajo Loop Trail into Wall Street
Wall Street living up to its name..
Douglas Firs in Wall Street – From NPS – Native Americans found many uses for this tree. The bark was boiled in water for a dye. Pitch was used on sores. Boughs of the tree were used to make steam in sweathouses. Some tribes even burned the cones to stop the rains. Western pioneers also boiled needles as a substitute for coffee.
Top of the Rock
After my camera was stolen on the last trip, one of the pictures I was most upset about losing was one of a hummingbird in the LA Hills. Luckily, Utah blessed me with another chance..
‘Tis some visitor
Big Bad Bob
Pack Horses in the Canyons
Desert Paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)
Keep me hangin’ on
Keep me hangin’ on (ii)
Mars Over TiPi
Remnants – Sevier River
The Old Homestead
Juvenile Black Bear chowing on some road kill