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I moved my home to an area north of I-70 at the Temple Mt. Road exit.  This is a large boondock camping area about a mile north of the exit.

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The camp site

I went to see the Rochester petrograph panel.  Unfortunately I didn’t read the information regarding the trail to the panel.  The trail started out wide and switch-backed into the canyon.  Then it turned to a narrow goat trail on the canyon side.  I continued on for a bit but stopped when I realized to continue would be dumb.  I was by myself, picking my way over and around rocks, with two dogs on leashes that can pull with the strength of elephants if they see a lizard.  If I had read the information I had on the trail before I started, I wouldn’t have started the walk.  Note to self:  read the info I have before proceeding.

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The trail to the Rochester Panel.  Not too bad if you don’t have dogs on leashes.

I did discover that there is a nice camp site at the trail head.  And if the nice site is occupied, there is room to camp in the parking lot.

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Rochester Panel trailhead

 

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View from the Rochester Panel camp site

Elsewhere on the Moore Cut-off are petrographs.  Look for a parking lot on the north side of the road.  There is no sign.

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Facts:

  • Information I had indicated that there were dino tracks close to the Moore Cut-off Road.  I couldn’t find them.
  • There was a bit of freeway noise at the I-70/Temple Mt. Road camping area.
  • See my map for the location of the Rochester Panel trailhead and camping site.
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