Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Painted Rocks

Most Stehekin visitors never see the Painted Rocks. Approximately three-quarters of a mile separates the Lodge porch from where early people placed pictographs.

During the summer months the pictographs are visible near the waterline. During the winter when the lake drops twenty-one feet, you lift your eyes upward to see these drawings. An observer might wonder, "If the lake is raised twenty-one feet and pictographs are viewed near eye level, the people who created the pictographs either scaled the wall to create their work or the conditions of the lake were quite different when this white faced wall was used as a message board."
Crossing the lake in any season can offer an exquisite play of light on the water.
A trip across the lake during the winter might offer the opportunity to see some swans.

Some of the symbols painted on the wall. The figure on the left is intriguing. 

If you get the opportunity, visit the Painted Rocks.