Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictograph Photographs

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

In the photograph above Connie illustrates what the canyon looks like by the pictographs. Not that it helps much I admit. There is a Forest Service marker at one point that warns you not to touch the rock art. We looked at the rock, and even took pictures, but we could not see any art in it at all. Mark went further up the canyon, climbed around some rocks, and found the pictographs.

Mike told us that it is best to come up in the Spring when the pictographs are freshly painted.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs
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Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

At the trailhead: Mark, Connie, Kent, Melissa, Jill, Rick(ety), Mike, and Paul. Susan is on camera duty.

On Labor Day at 8 am nine adventurous souls set off to find the Parrish Canyon Fremont pictographs. The pictographs are not very far up the canyon. It was a little cold and Mark loaned Jill his coat. I am told it is a thirty minute hike but I didn’t time it. According to the minutes of the Centerville City Trails Committee meeting held Thursday, April 10, 2008, the pictographs had been damaged:

Mark Day reported he hiked to the Fremont pictographs in Parrish Canyon, and he said they have been vandalized. He said some of the pictographs have been scratched, and others have been rubbed out. (Trails Committee Meeting Minutes)

So we set off to see if we could take some pictograph photographs. I will show you first the path we took to the pictographs and then in the next post the pictographs themselves.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

We set off on the trail. We got lost. Asked directions. Continued.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

When you get to the bridge, cross it and turn right.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Take a picture of the waterfall and continue.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Follow the creek just like Connie and Susan are doing here.

At this point in a normal blog you would see the pictographs. But there are too many photographs already so the pictographs are in the next post.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Paul and Mike continued onward and upward. I followed. I wish I hadn't.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

We got back before the others and met Merrill on Red.

Parrish Canyon Fremont Pictographs

Red is an Arabian Paint and his real name is in Russian which I can't pronounce much less spell.

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There is Plenty of Sound in an Empty Barrel: Part 6

Causey Expeditionary Force

Paul weighs anchor

Paul and Jake tell me that yesterday they launched from the south and sailed to the east on Causey Reservoir. They camped there and then sailed back to the south today. It was windy and they were blown into the bank. These photographs are by Sean and the video by Paul. See all of Sean Huggin’s Large and on Barge photographs on Facebook. I took a final picture of what looks like the shipwreck of the Good Raft Paul on my front lawn.

Causey Expeditionary Force

Causey Expeditionary Force

Causey Expeditionary Force

Matt Hall dives from the second story

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Causey Expeditionary Force

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There is Plenty of Sound in an Empty Barrel: Part 5

Causey Rafters

My son Steven went with the crew of the Good Raft Paul to photograph the launch at Causey Reservoir. Now I don’t know what the raft was named, or if indeed it had a name, but I will refer to it as Paul for now (not to be confused with Paul the captain). Steven reports:

It was already dark when we launched so we didn’t have much of a chance to take pictures. I suspect you’ll be able to get some better photos from those that stayed up there. The vessel floated very well, as expected.

I will add any more photographs to this post as they become available. Stay logged on.

Causey Rafters

Causey Rafters
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There is Plenty of Sound in an Empty Barrel: Part 4

Raft Builders of Kaysville

The raft was completed yesterday evening. The second story was braced and disassembled for transportation. Some of the barrels around the wheel well of the trailer had to be loosened so that the raft could be stowed level. A truck was needed for towing which was provided by Matt of Fence4U. In Part 5 I will have photographs of the launch at Causey Reservoir. Click on the images to enlarge.

Raft Builders of Kaysville

Raft Builders of Kaysville

Raft Builders of Kaysville

Raft Builders of Kaysville

Raft Builders of Kaysville
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There is Plenty of Sound in an Empty Barrel: Part 3

Paul's Project

Paul and Jake have all the barrels and the wood they need and this evening are finishing the project. With help from kind friends they were able to complete a portion earlier. If you had no clue what the project was about then the photographs and videos here should make it a little clearer. Click on the images to enlarge.

Paul's Project

Paul's Project

Paul's Project

The following videos capture turning the project from upside down to right side up. The first video is a false start. In the second video Paul shouts, “Mom, get all those 2x4s out of the way!” Jill was filming so she had to move quickly to remove them and return to her video. Hence her, “Gosh.”

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There is Plenty of Sound in an Empty Barrel: Part 2

Building the platform
Paul acquired his last four barrels for $5 each. The next stage of this project involves a lot of wood. No problem, Home Depot is not far away. While I was enjoying the sights at Rocky Mountain National Park, Paul and Jake commandeered my garage for their construction. From the photographs it looks like they are making a platform of some kind. Can you guess what Paul’s project is yet?

Building the platform
Building the platform
Building the platform
This framed thing on my lawn is also part of the project. Jake said it was the second story. I’m not sure how this is going to fit in with what I know about the overall construction. Later this evening they are planning on finishing the project.

Building the platform
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There is Plenty of Sound in an Empty Barrel: Part 1

Paul standing on ten barrels

Paul has undertaken a number of projects of late. There was the arc welder from microwave ovens (still to be completed); the Halloween costume from a microwave oven; the Arduino AVR High-Voltage Serial Programmer; Green Jell-O Filled Orange Wedges; and Green Jell-O Pineapple Rings.

His latest project has him collecting empty 55 gallon barrels. He spied his first two behind a car wash and asked the owner if he could have them. The next acquisition involved Paul and I taking a trip to South Jordan yesterday and buying eight barrels for $5 each. We transported them home in my Dodge Grand Caravan. Paul needs another four barrels to start his project.

Can you guess what he is going to make with these barrels? If you already know don’t let on.

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So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Kaysville

Paul moving furniture

Derek and Sarah have been back from Texas since June and staying with family. Yesterday it was time for them to move back into their own home. We loaded the truck and trailer with their belongings that were stored with Steven and Adelaide. The photograph of Paul reminds me of a television show I used to watch a few years ago.

Loading the truck

Loading the truck and trailer. Steven is the one with the hat.

Loading the piano

Loading the piano. Left to right: Derek, Paul, Jake, and Steven.

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