On November 4, 2012 the Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument conducted a hike led by Dave Morris to view some spectacular petroglyphs and geoglyphs in the Table Top Mountain Wilderness area. The petroglyphs and geoglyphs are thought to have been made about a thousand years ago by the ancient Hohokam people.
Fortunately these important cultural resources are protected from Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use because they are within the wilderness area. Wilderness area designation prohibits the use of motorize vehicles within the wilderness area boundaries. Just the simple act of keeping vehicles out of an area preserves cultural and natural resources does so much to preserve our cultural and natural heritage.
Photos taken by Matt Kalina