Sunday, August 17, 2014

Toquima Cave Adventure

Off we go for another adventure DesertDale has found for Kitfoxgal.  What a wonder DesertDale is at finding things to keep Kitfoxgal happy on their adventures.   He is A1 at that.

The Toqutma Cave site is culturally important to the Western Shoshone.  Government  had  to get  permission to enter the cave and make these photographs  a presentation was made to  the Council of the Yomba Shoshone Tribe at their reservation headquarters in the Reese River Valley. So a fence was agreed up on to be  put  across the mouth of the cave to protect the pictographs.

Toquima Cave is located on Pete’s Summit near  Austin.   There is a  road that goes  over the mountains to the Monitor Valley.

It was used  for religious purposes by Native Americans for thousands of years.   the cave contains  pictographs.  These paintings offer a view of the world from the people living in  Nevada between 3,000 and 1,500 years ago. 

There also is a camp sites there.  Enjoy.  Kitfoxgal

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