Vontrigger

vontrigger1-178  The Vontrigger site has evidence of being occupied from prehistoric through historic times.  The part of the site that we visited consisted of very worn pictographs, several shelters, and a rock ring. vontrigger1-006  The pictographs are located along this wall, which is fully exposed to the elements and because of their exposure we are lucky to see anything.  Most of the pictograph photos will be followed by an enhanced version using D-Stretch.  You will also see many duplicate photos because of trying to get coverage of everything.  Some of the pictographs are obvious and others are just dabs of paint. vontrigger1-005 vontrigger1-005d
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vontrigger1-220 vontrigger1-220d vontrigger1-034  A possible habitat area just beyond the pictographs. vontrigger1-035
vontrigger1-036 vontrigger1-037 vontrigger1-038  The petroglyphs were located on the hill above the pictograph site. vontrigger1-039
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vontrigger1-089 vontrigger1-074  While on top of the hill above the pictographs we spotted a really cool shelter down below. vontrigger1-054 vontrigger1-055  The structure of the shelter was very interesting.
vontrigger1-056  The shelter had some evidence of being occupied. vontrigger1-075 vontrigger1-087 vontrigger1-076
vontrigger1-079  There was fire blackening in the rear of the shelter. vontrigger1-082 vontrigger1-088  Hiking towards shelter number two. vontrigger1-085
vontrigger1-106  Shelter 2: At this shelter we found evidence multiple peoples using the area.  We found everything from Coke cans, to old blue and purple glass, to pottery sherds.  Dates ranging from, current back to 500 years or more. vontrigger1-163 vontrigger1-162 vontrigger1-108  The stone wall is probably historic.
vontrigger1-109 vontrigger1-112 vontrigger1-114  The interior of the main shelter. vontrigger1-115
vontrigger1-116 vontrigger1-127 vontrigger1-129  At the entrance and the area in front of this shelter is where we spotted the artifacts including the Coke can. vontrigger1-118  Old glass and porcelain, and a stone artifact.
vontrigger1-120 vontrigger1-119 vontrigger1-121  Pottery sherd?? vontrigger1-122
vontrigger1-124 vontrigger1-125  More old glass. vontrigger1-126 vontrigger1-143
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vontrigger1-136 vontrigger1-139 vontrigger1-140 vontrigger1-146  In this small sheltered area next to the main shelter were two pottery sherds and a possible rock ring.
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vontrigger1-134 vontrigger1-135 vontrigger1-137  Quartz artifact. vontrigger1-138
vontrigger1-142  Someone clued a penny to the wall. vontrigger1-141 vontrigger1-150  Historic can dump near the entrance of the shelter. vontrigger1-151
vontrigger1-152  This is probably the most interesting part of the site.  It is a ring made with upright rocks, much like you would see in a Spanish Arrastra.  It measures about 7’ in diameter.  If this is a prehistoric ring it may have been a storage area. vontrigger1-156 vontrigger1-157  My walking stick is about 48” long. vontrigger1-160
vontrigger1-161 vontrigger1-153  This rock / metate has a hole drilled through it. vontrigger1-154 vontrigger1-158
vontrigger1-159  The backside of the rock with hole visible. vontrigger1-167  Very near the main shelter is another possible habitat area. vontrigger1-166 vontrigger1-168
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vontrigger1-177  A view of shelter 2 as we were leaving. vontrigger1-248  Stretching across the wash is the remnants of what I assuming was a natural dike.  At this natural rock wall we found a couple of petroglyphs and two habitats. vontrigger1-224 vontrigger1-225  A small habitat.
vontrigger1-226 vontrigger1-229  This is interesting.  It was in the sand and appears to be made of pottery or clay.  It also looks very similar to a clay pipe. vontrigger1-227 vontrigger1-228
vontrigger1-230 vontrigger1-231  Another rock ring. vontrigger1-232 vontrigger1-233
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vontrigger1-243 vontrigger1-244  A possible stone tool. vontrigger1-245 vontrigger1-246