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White Rock Petroglyphs, AZ
mini location map2019-10-19
6 by photographer avatarrcorfman
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White Rock Petroglyphs, AZ 
White Rock Petroglyphs, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
rcorfman
Hiking4.03 Miles 551 AEG
Hiking4.03 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   2.35 mph
551 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I arrived at the trailhead too late to take in the hot springs, especially since I was hoping to get to Liberty Bell Arch too, as my priority was to see the petroglyphs in the next canyon over.

I was pretty much winging this as I only had a waypoint on my GPSr to the petroglyphs, not the route. Same for the arch. I did look at the satellite view over a week before but my memory was sketchy.

Getting to the petroglyphs was pretty straight forward. A trail headed off to the left that I took and it let me to the canyon. The canyon was a slot for a short bit with some good pour offs I had to descend or go around. One in particular took some daring, but not too bad for this chicken pumpkin. I've heard there's an easier way, but I didn't know where and didn't want to take the time searching, so I went out the way I came. Going up was the simpler task than going down.

The petroglyphs were pretty nice, worth the effort. Unfortunately, there was some vandalism going on. That's always disappointing to see.

On my way out, I got on an old road that I thought was the way to the arch but it soon became obvious I was on the wrong path. As the sun was nearly set, I headed back to my truck. I'll have to come out here and explore more another time, find the arch, and enjoy the hot spring.
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