we hiked kane creek to watch sunset with the ancestors on the winter solstice. while up high above the rest of the world, we met a super cool couple there for the very same reason. before we parted ways; they spoke of a specific awesome petroglyph nearby - called the Moab maiden.
by any means; this isn't a 'popular' hike or a well-known petroglyph. I won't tell anyone how exactly to get there; because the tiniest bit of effort goes a long way. It's much more fun to do a little homework & find it on your own. I promise. Even with a little information shared with us; we still had to research it & get a little lost in order to find her.
we found a LOT of cool rocks & massive amounts of lichen on this trip. I also found the best thing ever. (above - bottom right) I'm pretty sure those are dinosaur toe bean prints. I totally hooted, hollered and screamed out loud when I found them. 😁
once we reached the top of our climb; we found an ancient rock circle (awesome)
we looked & looked but we couldn't find her. we asked Nugget & he was no help. We had literally given up and begun our descent with defeat in our hearts. until I suggested we eat our lunch and THEN go back to the car. Gary turned around 3 seconds later and found her. haha oh you silly maiden, hiding on a boulder ..
and in her full glory .. the Moab Maiden. When the guy talked about this petroglyph; he said she had boobs. haha those are oddly placed .. or maybe they sat differently back then. 😆
there are actually some subtle hints in this post; as to the location of the maiden. a little attention to detail and some research will go a long way. take only pictures and leave only foot prints. especially dinosaur foot prints. 😁