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Bouse Fisherman Intaglio

Just up Plumosa Road six miles from our campsite sits a historic site thought to have been created hundreds of years ago. We drove up there this morning to check it out. A quarter-mile hike up a two-track path took me to the site, protected by barbed wire fencing.

No one knows for sure when this fisherman was scraped into the desert crust, but the man spearing a fish is said to be the god, Kumastamo! Kumastamo drove his spear into the ground, and from it burst the Colorado River! This is part of a much larger system of Giant Desert Figures that multiple tribes consider a sacred viewshed, or undisturbed space between mountains! The first known person to see them from the air was local pilot, George Palmer, in 1932! From http://thebillbeaverproject.com/2020/02/16/bouse-fisherman/

Unfortunately, it was impossible to make out the image at ground level, standing right next to it. A few details were decipherable, but a drone shot was needed to really see the figure and other objects.

From the ground
http://wikimapia.org/12737457/Fisherman-Intaglio

Even though I could not recognize the entire image or geoglyph, knowing that Native Americans placed this here, perhaps centuries ago, was a very special experience.

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6 comments on “Bouse Fisherman Intaglio

    1. Very. No doubt about it!

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  1. Greg Griffith says:

    That is cool! You and Abby had the whole place to yourselves.

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    1. Thx. Glad you picked up on that. That’s why I took that last shot. I dunno, to stand where they stood hundreds of years ago; seeing the same mountains and, maybe, some of the same Saguaro cacti……..it felt almost spiritual.

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  2. monypapa says:

    What a neat little side trip!

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    1. And it was just up the road!

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