blythe intaglios

While riding from Blythe to Joshua Tree, I passed the Blythe Intaglios. Early natives made these large earth drawings by moving different colored rocks into various animal shapes and decorative lines. The images are so large, you might be standing in one and not know it. They are meant to be viewed from the sky. A railroad runs parallel to Hwy 62 near the Blythe Intaglios. Alongside the tracks are dozens of names, initials and messages made by travellers spelled out with the black, soot covered gravel from the rail ties and laid upon the cleaner, light gray gravel on the side.