This site is known to river guides (including pioneering canoist Ann
Dwyer), but not to the archaeological community. I visited this
site in April 2012 on a river trip with BARARA member and expert river
Pelet. Pierre and I have now visited three sites along the
Eel. One near Spyrock Station, one called Slakaiya Rock(pdf)
(CA-TRI-001) and this one. Paul Freeman was our source for
information on the Spyrock Station Site, a different site from the Spyrock Road site (pdf).
Slakaiya Rock was first
documented in 1913 and then rediscovered in 1993.
The Coleman Creek site is not known to Dan Foster. I found out
about it from a photographer who visited it on a river trip. It
is an important site with many petroglyphs in a setting of beautiful
meadows steeply sloping down to the Eel. Many thinks to Pierre
making this trip and the other great Eel trips possible.
In September 2012 I visited the rock again and took some more pictures.
are my photos of the other Eel River sites I visited with Pierre.
petroglyphs are not so easy to see so I have used DStretch to make them
more visible. Mostly I converted the enhancements to grayscale,
but in a couple cases I am also including color enhancements that I