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Monday 18: Rattlesnake Rim and Buena Vista

  • 5 Jun 2017
  • 8:00 AM (PDT)
  • Rattlesnake Rim and Buena Vista
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Description: These sites are located in Harney Basin at the interface of the Columbia Plateau and Great Basin cultural areas. Rock art from both these traditions is found intermingled in this region. The sites are located near Malheur and Harney lakes, which supported large American Indian populations for well over 10,000 years. Rattlesnake Rim contains numerous red pictographs of the Northern Oregon Rectilinear Style painted along a stretch of basalt rim rock. Buena Vista is a large site with Great Basin style petroglyphs in welded tuff and basalt.  

Access: Access to both sites is MODERATELY EASY with walks of a few hundred yards from parking areas to the sites. Participants will need to be sufficiently mobile to walk over uneven ground and climb short, not-too-steep grades to access the rock art panels. Note that Rattlesnake Rim is well named and high boots and long pants are strongly encouraged.

This trip will get people who are headed north, northeast, or east a significant start on their trip home if they are not planning on returning to the Eagle Crest conference location.

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