Grimes Point
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Left Coast Labs
N 39° 24.098 W 118° 38.836
11S E 358166 N 4362642
10 miles east of Fallon on Hwy-50 at the parking area.
Waymark Code: WM723B
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 08/21/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 18

From the junction of US-50 and US-95N, travel 10.2 miles east on Hwy-50 to the Grimes Point parking area. There are picnic areas, an information kisok and pit toilet available. Enjoy hiking the petroglyph and or overlook trails.
Marker Title (required): Grimes Point

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 27

Marker Text (required):
Grimes Point, one of the largest and most accessible petroglyph sites in northern Nevada, contains about 150 basalt boulders covered with petroglyphs. Nevada petroglyphs were of magico-religious significance in insuring the success of large game hunts and were located near seasonal migration routes. Running east and west along the ridge, on the hill above the petroglyphs, thee is evidence of an aboriginal drift fence for driving deer or antelope. This required concentrated group action in construction and operation. The act of making a petroglyph was a ritual performed by a group leader before each hunt. Evidence suggests that there existed a powerful taboo against doodling in places, for purposes, and by persons other than those directly associated with the hunt. Petroglyphs probably date between 5000 BC and 1500 AD.

County (required): Churchill

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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