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Roadside Attraction Black Mountain Rock Art District - Mojave Roadside Attraction Black Mountain Rock Art District

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RATING: Roadside Attraction / Short Hikes
LENGTH: 4+ hours

Tue

Patchy blowing dust before 11am. Sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a west wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.

64 | 48

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 66.

66 | 40

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 69.

69 | 40

Fri

Sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy.

64 | 42

Sat

A chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.

57 | 44

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SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring (hot in summer)
WATER: None, bring all you need.

Tue

Patchy blowing dust before 11am. Sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a west wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.

64 | 48

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 66.

66 | 40

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 69.

69 | 40

Fri

Sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy.

64 | 42

Sat

A chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.

57 | 44

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Black Mountain, north of Hinkley, California, is on the National Register of Historic places for its large number of rock art sites. The area has over 10,000 documented petroglyphs dating back to over 12,000 years ago. One of the more prominent sites, Inscription Canyon, has over 1,000 petroglyphs alone! Some petroglyphs are simple lines, dots, circles, and zig-zags. More complex petroglyphs, such as bighorn sheep and humanoid figures, are also in the area.

This is a fascinating place to visit. Those that are interested in rock art could easily spend days viewing the sites. Keep in mind, the loop described here is a long drive into a remote and rugged area. Before visiting, make sure your gas tank is full. You should also have extra food and water, a spare tire, and plenty of supplies in case something happens while driving the loop.

This is not a place to visit in the heat of the summer, and beware of muddy roads after recent precipitation. We visited in the middle of winter, and it was an absolutely lovely time to visit.

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