Thanks Jim for the correction! I'm sort of a fishwheel nut and I lead Autumn outings for Friends of the Gorge to tour the remaining bits of fishwheels in the Beacon Rock area. You can see some of the fishwheel remnants in my pix on GoogEarth on Ives Island, just upstream of Beacon Rock. Cheers, scott
This petroglyph rock was is/was known as the "Garrison Eddy Petroglyph". It's original position was along the Columbia River shoreline just upstream of the Fort Cascade Historic site (thus, Garrison). This rock was removed for the construction of Bonneville dam's second powerhouse channel along the Wa shore in the late 70's.....then the rock was placed in the ground here and the Annex building was built next to it.
As for the meaning of the petroglyphs...I have no idea. There are other carved rocks along the lower Columbia, but the "powers that be" choose to keep their locations hidden from the public due to fears of vandalism and such.
Thank you for posting this. I had to go check it out for my self. A very odd place. I am starring your album.
This is the BEST viewpoint on the Devil's Rest trail. Don't miss its unsigned spur-path. Devil's Rest itself is WAY overgrown with no views at all.
Hey Koda, great to see your pix here on Googearth!!
You should upload the historic pix too, as Goog earth will often post the old B&W ones also. Go for it....you're famous!!!
I think you've misplaced these pix by just a little. cheers, scott