Looking for rock art



8 Responses to Looking for rock art

  1. Flit says:

    Just missing the hat. 😀

    And did you find any?

    • Bathmat says:

      Yes we did. We found a kangaroo motif. We also wanted to get out of that shelter as quickly as possible because it had all the characteristics of an unstable rock shelf.

      • Katie says:


        Otherwise: looking super classy and very easy to spot. 😀

      • Bathmat says:

        A hard hat is not going to do anything if several tonne of rock lands on your head. Piano yes, rock shelter no.

  2. Jody and Ken says:

    Very cool. I, unfortunately, wouldn’t have the faintest idea how to tell an unstable rock shelf from it’s more secure counterpart. Ken

    • Bathmat says:

      The three big factors in shelter collapse seem to be large gaps, cracks or fissures through or between the rock bedding planes, water running through those gaps and tree roots pushing and expanding those gaps. Legend has it that the fourth factor for shelter collapse is whistling 😉

      • Jody and Ken says:

        Rock overhangs were quite common where I grew up in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Wish I had the info above while tromping through the woods. Guess I won’t be camping under one again. 🙂 Ken

      • Bathmat says:

        I guess people have been camping in them for tens of thousands of years and I don’t know any anecdotes of people in one when it collapses. Just maybe avoid being in them after heavy rain!

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