went to the weather-carved sandstone "castles" north of town today for my 15-minute jog. not a lot to see, but if my camera battery had been working there were some nice views of the city, and some clever carved graffiti in the sandstone. someone had even carved a checker/chess board into the floor. and there was, on a 2-foot-square piece of slate or shale that someone had carried there from elsewhere, a petroglyph or a good copy thereof, of a coyote. it was in the same red paint characteristic of native art in the area. surprised nobody has carried it off for a private collection by now, unless it really is a fake.
there's a lot more to explore in that area, but I was already dehydrated and not feeling too confident. I did a lot of crabwalking where ordinarily I'd have walked normally.
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