Ancient Messages

Ancient messages

carved into stone

What is their meaning?

The Paiute may know.

~

Warriors and shaman

celebrating the hunt,

family stories

symbolically unfold.

~

Listen carefully

to the wailing of the wind.

Mother Earth’s impassioned plea ~

“Stop destroying

my gifts, my beauty.

If you continue,

barren soon I will be.”

~

The skies open

as the rains begin.

Mother Earth chanting

her song of sorrow.

 © LuAnn Oburn 2012

Chidago Canyon, roughly a 30-45 minute drive northeast of Bishop, CA is where you will find The Volcanic Tableland, a wide expanse of far-flung boulders and deep ravines formed 700,000 years ago, when clouds of ash and rock were spewed forth from volcanic activity in Long Valley.

A few petroglyphs can be seen at Fish Slough, but travel a little further down the road to see the larger panels of these ancient carved rocks at Chidago Canyon and Red Rocks Canyon.

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