That's Ragged Top Mountain in Pima County, AZ. You can get there by taking Sasco Road, a straight ribbon of dirt that passes through some of the most pristine desert you'll ever see. It starts at Interstate 10's Red Rock exit, just south of another of my favorite places, Picacho Peak.
Yesterday, I spent four enjoyable afternoon hours climbing the hills surrounding Ragged Top Mountain, searching for ancient petroglyphs to add to my photo collection.
This Bighorn Sheep Image on the right graced a rock on that hill pictured on the left. I found two other images, one a scorpion, and the other a lizard (below, left.)
Caution: The area is very remote, and you'll have to ford the flowing Santa Cruz River to get there. Don't do this without a four wheel drive vehicle like my Ford Explorer. The water spashed over the hood!
Ancient Indian Culture
These desert scenes aren't any different that they would have been for the ancient ones who lived here centuries ago, and who created these petroglyph images.
I'm glad to walk in the dust of their footsteps.
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EDIT: Here are some more posts on Petroglyphs in and around Tucson, AZ