I moved my home to an area north of I-70 at the Temple Mt. Road exit. This is a large boondock camping area about a mile north of the exit.
I went to see the Rochester petrograph panel. Unfortunately I didn’t read the information regarding the trail to the panel. The trail started out wide and switch-backed into the canyon. Then it turned to a narrow goat trail on the canyon side. I continued on for a bit but stopped when I realized to continue would be dumb. I was by myself, picking my way over and around rocks, with two dogs on leashes that can pull with the strength of elephants if they see a lizard. If I had read the information I had on the trail before I started, I wouldn’t have started the walk. Note to self: read the info I have before proceeding.
I did discover that there is a nice camp site at the trail head. And if the nice site is occupied, there is room to camp in the parking lot.
Elsewhere on the Moore Cut-off are petrographs. Look for a parking lot on the north side of the road. There is no sign.
- Information I had indicated that there were dino tracks close to the Moore Cut-off Road. I couldn’t find them.
- There was a bit of freeway noise at the I-70/Temple Mt. Road camping area.
- See my map for the location of the Rochester Panel trailhead and camping site.