Devils Pass Petraglyph close up

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (7)

Marilyn Whiteley on January 27, 2008

Nicely composed picture with an excellent view of the petraglyph.

© Michael Hatten htt… on January 28, 2008


Thank you for the compliments!

It's amazing hope old these Petraglyphs are. They survived 100's of years and now their distruction is Man. there are very few of these around that are easily acessible that have not been damaged but someone. Either by chipping off portions for collections or just vandalization. There is a bunch of Petraglyphs HERE that have been spray painted over.


Keep Shooting and Sharing!


Marilyn Whiteley on January 28, 2008

Michael, my first reaction was to say that I couldn't imagine how people could do that! But on second thought, I've seen enough sad, senseless things so that I can imagine. But it's dreadful. I've very glad you've shared this with us the right way--and in a very fine photo, too.


© Michael Hatten htt… on January 28, 2008


Some of these Petraglyphs, I'm afraid my not last out another 100 years or even less. There are at least 20 individual Glyphs in a canyon right next to the road. I have photographed those but I have not posted them because I am afraid that it will give away their location and open up the possibility of more distruction. At least this one you have to really hunt for. Most vandals don't want to work that hard.

I am really amazed of people and their capacity for distruction and anger. Be it random or targeted.

I was looking through other images of Mountains the other day and found THIS ONE Looking through the comments I found alot of people angry about the image location. Be it wrong or not it's beautiful! There is also a island off the coast of Japan and Korea and there are angry postings of just who this place belongs to.



Marilyn Whiteley on January 28, 2008

I thank you for the link--with mixed feelings. Such a sad fate for such a lovely place and picture!

Yes, I now remember reading of someone not mapping a photo in order to safeguard the location. How sad that that is necessary!


Sean Rea on June 10, 2008

Great photos! I have visited these for many years as my parents used to take our family here during our summer camping trips to Little Cultus lake.

However, I would respectfully request that you remove location information from these photos. While the petroglyphs can, I suppose, be found on a map, their location was never obvious. Given that little can be done to protect them, I would prefer they remain difficult (but not impossible) to find. I feel that marking their precise location and give photographic examples puts them in too much danget.


© Michael Hatten htt… on June 10, 2008

Hi Sean,

I have struggled as to whether or not I should mark these locations.

There are other petraglyphs, Those of the John Day River. That I have choosen to not even post because there has already been wide spread vandalization on them.

I am torn between the need to preserve and the need to keep alive their story for others to know. I Feel through educating people about these wonderful artifacts people will respect them and see them without damaging them.

I also feel that the Glyphs are more in danger from the local people who come up to this somewhat remote area, drink and randomly distroy this special space in some intoxicated rage.

I hear your concern and I will make the location less specific but still near by.

It will take a month or 2 for Google Earth to make the corrected change.

Thanks for looking at my collection and the Comments..


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