Counsel Rocks, also known as Womb Rock, is a fascinating site inside the Mojave National Preserve in the eastern Mojave desert. The petroglyphs and pictographs are on a handful of large volcanic boulders at the base of a mesa.

What is interesting about this site is that a couple of the boulders have deep cavities inside them, some of which go through the rock, creating a tunnel. Inside these passageways are some nice pictographs. One of the boulders has been called Womb Rock because of its natural openings and likely ceremonial use.

Some believe the site was used as a solar calendar to determine equinoxes and solstices. The spring equinox would have been a particularly important time for the people here. Spring would have brought the renewal of food and rebirth to the world. This must have been a very special place. Please respect it.

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