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Lagomarsino Petroglyphs

Last weekend, the weekend of February 16, 2014 Dan, Coco and I hiked 13 miles round trip to the Lagomarsino petroglyphs. Now, we didn't necessarily need to hike 13 miles, but we were in the Subaru and we weren't sure how good the roads were.  We could have probably driven in quite a bit more than we actually did, but we were up for a big hike and some great exercise. 

Because of the sensitivity of Petroglyphs and archeological sites in general, I'm not going to posts directions to this site, however I'm sure folks who are truly interested in going can be resourceful enough to find out where they are located.  I will tell you that they are east of Reno, you know, not much of Nevada is east of Reno, right?!

Below is info I got from the Nevada Rock Art Foundation--visit them here:http://www.nvrockart.org/

The Lagomarsino Canyon Petroglyph Site is one of only eight rock art sites in Nevada to be honored on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the largest identified rock art site in the state, containing 2,229 rock art panels distributed along a quarter of a mile stretch of a fine-grained basalt cliff and associated talus. From 2003-2008 NRAF worked with Storey County, the Nevada SHPO, NRCS, the Nevada State Museum and other agencies to complete a full archaeological inventory of the site.

Here are some photos we took:

Lagomarsino Petroglyphs

Dan and coco at Lagomarsino Petroglyphs

During our hike

Dan and Coco on the edge of the world

I also so my first wildflower of the season, Lomatium nevadense

1 comment:

Simone said...

Hi Renee,
I've been researching the Lagomarsino Canyon for a while now. Love your blog post about it! Any chance you could help with more info?
All the best,