In terms of petroglyphs, Procession Panel is one of the least known, but most spectacular ones in the area. I had been there back in 2007, so once again I got to lead. Back then there were no trail markers and it was difficult to find.
But this time, there were cairns and even an occasional trail sign. After about a mile of crossing slick rock, we are close. The panel is up those boulders and around the corner.
Along the way are some teaser petroglyphs, including a hockey player in the upper right and a hand without an opposable thumb in the lower left. And possibly some Olympic rings.
We found it! The Procession Panel is a 20-foot long conga line of tiny marching figures. There are 179 figures in what is thought to be a funeral procession.
Do we look stumped or what?
The first thing I noticed was that every so many people, there was a guy carrying a staff.
And then some guys were waving at us!
And a dinosaur was invited.
But is this really a funeral procession? I think I found the dead guy!
What do YOU think?
And all the while, a dragon is doing the disco. What a party!