Here are extra Carrizo Plain pictures taken
April 3, 2004, using a Nikon n5000 with a
Sigma 24mm-70mm zoom.
The BLM has requested that no photos of the actual
Indian Painted Rock worship area be posted on the web. It can be described as a U-shaped 40' by 80' open area within the rocks. With 15' high walls, there is ample shade during the day, so this area was also frequented by stage riders and ranch hands when it was unbearably hot.
There are many cave-like openings around the bottom of the interior rock, big enough to sit in. Smaller round openings are seen on the rock walls. Most of the Indian paintings were drawn from 5' to 8' up on the interior walls. Unfortunately, most have been vandalized or weathered away. Red and black are the predominate colors.
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