Toquima Petrogylphs

Back in the summer of 2008 I had the pleasure of traveling some of Nevada’s back roads with some good friends who knew the country well. One of the sites we visited during the trip was a petrogylph site located in the Toquima Mountains. This site with two large panels and multiple smaller panels occurs on some welded tuff boulders high above the canyon below.

Several individual glyphs can be discerned; anthropomorphs, zoomorphic figures, hand prints and even some female fertility figures.

As with all sites, if you happen to come across it in your travels, please respect it and take only photos!

Approaching by foot from below gives us our first glimpse at the site. Approaching by foot ...
A large panel with some deeply incised female fertility figures. A large panel with s...
Rounding a corner of the boulder, several anthropomorphs can been seen. Rounding a corner of...
Mr. Lizard guards the boulders he calls home. Mr. Lizard guards th...
Rounding the backside of the welded tuff boulders hosting the Toquima Petrogylphs. Rounding the backsid...
Rounding the corner reveals another large petroglyph panel. This panel appears to have been vandalized at some point in time. Rounding the corner ...
Several hand prints are discernible on this panel. Several hand prints ...
Bird feet? Bird feet?
This panels gylphs are, for the most part, clustered tight together. This panels gylphs a...
I am unsure whether the vandalization is modern or historic. I am unsure whether ...
A hand print or a paw? You decide. A hand print or a pa...
More anthropomorphs and 'abstract' glyphs. More anthropomorphs ...
An interesting panel that has weathered poorly over time causing the lower petrogylphs to vanish forever. An interesting panel...
A pair of anthropomorphs on the edge of a boulder. A pair of anthropomo...
A parting shot as we head down the mountain. A parting shot as we...

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