My wife and I and Xena decided to spend the weekend in the Gila Bend area to get away from it all and check out the historic aspects of the area.
Friday morning we rolled into the Painted Rocks Petroglyph site with Freebird in tow and set up camp at the BLM campsite there.
Xena the Warrior Princess stood watch while we set up camp.
After a press of the out button and hooking up the generators we were done and decided to check out the petroglyphs. This hill of rocks were full of petroglyphs plus some more recent markings left by people who passed by the area.
Freebird in the background. Definetly off the beaten path.
This marks where the Morman Battalion Trail goes through the area.
The Butterfield Stage trail passed through here and Juan Bautista De Anza (Founder of San Francisco) passed through here and made notes about this petroglyph site in his writings.