We visited this Kawaiisu village and petroglyph site on a clear and cold January day. There are not many petroglyphs here, but it is an interesting site nonetheless. There are a few petroglyphs and grinding rocks to be found on the flat plateaus, but the majority of the petroglyphs are
Nestled high in the mountains above Barstow, Newberry Cave sits quietly and unassumingly. Caves and pictographs are both rare in the Mojave Desert; this is a unique and amazing place. The cave was first discovered by locals in the 1930s but wasn’t excavated until 1953 by Dr. Gerald Smith,
Deep in the El Paso Mountains, at the site of a fossil spring, is an extensive Coso Native American village site. We found rock circles, grinding slicks, mortars, manos with metates, and petroglyphs spread out across a wide area. Each time we revisit the site, we seem to discover more.
Willis Well is an interesting place. For centuries, Native Americans camped in the spring (really just a seep). Numerous Desert Archaic petroglyphs cover the boulders near the spring. They are mostly abstract designs. Their meanings were lost in antiquity. George and Mildred Willis settled on this land in 1915. George
This is a small petroglyph site out in the Mojave desert near the larger and more well-known Black Canyon and Inscription Canyon petroglyph sites. The site is at a choke point where a wash comes through a gap in the hills. GPS
I made two trips in search of the petroglyphs at Howe’s Tank. I was close on the first trip but ran out of time just a few ways from the site. I went out a week later with Howe’s Tank as my main goal and found it after
We first visited the Surprise Tank Petroglyphs out in the Mojave Desert in 1998. We’ve stopped by a few times since then but didn’t really photograph the site again until 2009. We re-visited the site in 2013, 2018, and 2020. I wanted to get a few more photos