After a long drive across the desert from Yuma, we eventually arrived at our destination.
This photo was taken from the other side of the rock formation. The ground in the near part of the photo is called "Desert Pavement." It really is as flat and hard as a road, and is a natural occurrence.
A little closer to this hill of granite and basalt rocks. From this distance you start to see hundreds, if not thousands of petroglyphs.
The "rake-like" symbol on the rock in this photo is also an example.
I hate seeing graffiti in these places, but sometimes historic graffiti is a good thing. Many other people (non-Indian) later used the ancient Indian trails to travel across the lower southwest for various reasons. Some of these people are famous and you would recognize their names and stories. Fodder for another post, so I won't get into it. I have no idea who SMC 1815 and Max. G 1857 were yet, but I'm going to try and find out!