Now for the real search, and a difficult search as it turned out.
When driving through the lava fields west of Fillmore, UT, one Saturday morning, after finding Paxson Shearing Corral, we targeted Round Tank, a site in the lava fields that is not commonly reported on in the literature.
After a couple of failures, we located a hillside Rock Art site that could be termed Round Tank by those much more familiar with then area than we were. The site is really spread out with numerous boulders containing petroglyphs, and we will return one day to search the top of the hill in much more detail. The hilltop probably contains some very nice images that we did not find on this trip. But that’s one of the beauties of Rock Art exploration – visit again and find more panels or images.
There appears to be a lesser amount of traffic to the Round Tank site (as compared to Paxson Shearing Corral or Devil’s Kitchen), but I will leave it to the reader to determine if they believe that considerable traffic inhibits damage, or if they feel the site should be rarely visited and kept secret (although a lot of rarely visited sites suffer damage because scoundrels don’t feel they will be caught or interrupted). This preservation debate will continue to eternity.
I suspect that the Round Tank images are a mixture of Archaic and Fremont drawings, but that is the opinion of an amateur, and you might judge the origin of the images differently.
Our next visit to Round Tank will allow us to develop a more complete feeling about the focus of the site.
We produced an ebook on the site since we enjoyed the visit and felt that others might enjoy the experience also.
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