Hike 12: 石に刻まれたアート巡り Kirk’s Grotto and Babe’s Butte

ネバダ州のゴールドビュート国定公園には、面白い場所がぎっしり満載です。You can find so many interesting places to visit at Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument.

12kmほどのハイキング。巨岩群の中にはペトログリフがびっしりと隠されていました。It was a 7.5 mile round trip hike. So many petroglyphs were hidden in the giant rocks.

巨岩を登ったり降りたりすると、次から次へとペトログリフが見つかります。 As we climbed up and down the huge rocks, we found one petroglyph after another.

ほとんどの物は意味不明ですが、逆さまに描かれている物は、死んでいることを意味しているそうです。 Most of the meanings are still unknown, but an object drawn upside down is said to mean that it is dead.

ほとんどの物は線画ですが、2点だけ、塗りつぶすように描かれていました。足のように見えます。 Most of the objects were line drawings, but I found only two drawings that were filled in like in the picture below. It looks like a foot to me.

ペトログリフは勿論見る価値ありですが、その周りの景色も最高です。 The petroglyphs are no doubt worth seeing, but the surrounding scenery is also excellent.

ここはリトルフィンランドと呼ばれています。 This place is called Little finland.

いつものことですが、自然の創造物は不思議で、その美しさにはかなわないと思い知らされます。 As always, I am reminded that nature’s creations are wondrous, and that there is no substitute for their beauty.

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