Today we’ve got video from last week’s trip north east of Bishop, to Chidago Canyon and the petroglyphs of Fish Slough.
The petroglyphs are thought to be more than 8,000 years old and were created by the Paiute and Shoshone people that lived in the valley. Some of the art is clearly distinguishable. There are bighorn sheep, deer, birds and people clearly carved into the volcanic rock. Other parts of the petroglyphs are not as easy to read, but the designs are incredible.
From there we continued north west to Chidago Canyon, a narrow slot canyon that ascends the hills north west of The White Mountains. Chidago is also home to several petroglyphs and is a fascinating look at the way volcanic eruptions deposited ash that cooled and settled along the outskirts of the Owens Valley.
After our descent up Chidago, we came back along the base of Casa Diablo and headed home. It was a great trip with our son who was visiting from Montana. We got some great shots from the Rhino, and some GoPro quadcopter shots from above. The aerial view is a great perspective on that area, especially Chidago Canyon. Enjoy and come back soon. Next up are photos from that weekend’s trip to Silver Canyon.
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