Hike 2: Fallen Rock Cave

5.6kmの距離、152mの高度差。 3.4 miles and 500 feet of climbing.

距離はそれほどなかったんですが、チャレンジングな岩登りがありました。 Although the distance wasn’t long, there were challenging rock climbs.

そんな場所を時間をかけて通り過ぎてきました。 We spent enough time for those places and moved on.

時折の小休憩。 It’s important to have occasional water breaks.

ついに辿り着いた最初の洞窟は、Birthing Cave (出産の洞窟) と言われています。 Finally we came to the first cave called the “Birthing Cave.”

この洞窟の中で、幾つの命が誕生したのでしょうか。 I wonder how many lives were born in this cave?

なぜこの洞窟が出産の洞窟だったと思われているかというと、以下のような生殖器を指すペトログリフが描かれているからです。 The reasons why we call it that were found in the cave. Many petroglyphs were carved on the cave floor and ceiling.

さて、次の難関の先にある洞窟 (Fallen Rock, 落下した石) がこのハイクの目的でした。 Now, the highlight of the hike was the next destination, Fallen Rock cave. And it was the most challenging place to get to.

ついに洞窟が見えました。この小さな洞窟の中に入り、振り返ると、驚きの光景が目に入りました。 Finally, I saw the cave. When I went inside the cave and looked back, a stunning sight was there in front of me.

岩壁から落ちた岩の平らな面の一面に刻まれたペトログリフ。 The flat side of the fallen rock was full of petroglyphs.

これは鳥のようです。 This looks like a bird.

遠くから見ると、ペトログリフが描かれた石は、本当にチビっこい。私たちはそれより更にチビっこい。 The fallen rock with petroglyphs looked so tiny from far away. We were even tinier than that.

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