Mojave Desert

Howe's Tank Petroglyphs

I made two trips in search of the petroglyphs at Howe’s Tank. The first trip I was close but ran out of time just a little ways from the site. I went out a week later with Howe’s Tank as my main goal and found it after a little searching.

The tank is the result of a wash going over a lava cliff. Floods have scoured out a hole and it fills with seasonal water. This is a life-saving resource in this barren wasteland. Photography was pretty tough, as I was shooting directly into the sun. But don’t let my poor pictures turn you away from this special site.

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Exploring the American West.
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