Sunday, March 24, 2013
Rincon petroglyph site
We revisited the petroglyph site near the small town of Rincon. I wrote about this site back in January of last year in conjunction with the site in Palm Park near Hatch. I realized that although I had photos of the Palm Park site, I had none of the one near Rincon. So now I've remedied the situation. There are many natural hollows carved into the bare rock here that hold water for a long time. Some still had water in them even though our last rain was close to a month ago. These natural cisterns are also present in several other petroglyph sites such as Broad Canyon. It may have been that the Rio Grande ran dry for part of the year,or that the water was too salty for consumption , so that these places would have been vital to survival.