WILLIS WELL AND DEEP TANK PETROGLYPHS
April 25, 2009
Leader Bob Dodds
We met at the museum at 8:00 am. “Thank you” Pat for opening the doors for us. There were only seven members and guests. It must have been the words (CLEAN-UP) that kept everyone away. I guess the weather and Earth Day activities kept others away.
Those on the trip were; Nancy Dodds, MayBelle Lipking, Sharon Satchell, Julia Moore (92 yrs young) and Alan and Karen Hodes.
The weather was a bit windy and cool as we headed out 1-40 to Daggett. We picked up Camp Rock Road and continued to Deep Tank. The road were excellent and the wildflowers were just starting to bloom. We hiked to the petroglyphs to take close up pictures. Sharon took a belly shot of a Canterbury Bell. It was too cold for MayBelle and Julia so they went back to the car. We discussed the Lava Rock being mined from the Cinder Cone Volcano. It’s quite an operation.
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Willis Well and lunch were next. It was amazing there was NO trash alongside the roads out there- just a couch near the freeway. The Hodes brought out a table and everyone set out their food to share. We do good pot lucks don’t we! We started out to clean upbut the place was spotless so we explored. The rock wall that Mrs. Willis built, rock by rock, was something to see. The petroglyphs were in good shape. We cut over Ord Mt. Rd and came out at the Slash X on Hwy 248. A couple of miles befor the pavement I drove over the most beautiful rattlesnake (unharmed). Nancy wasn’t going to pass up a chance for a close up. The snake coiled up and played us a tune warning Nancy that she was close enough. Julia and Sharon had never seen a rattler before. End of photo shoot and end of trip.