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Indian Well Petroglyphs - Lassen NF - CA

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RockwallLassen.jpg By User:Marcia Wright (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin us this fall on the beautiful Lassen NF for a unique “hike into the past!” Our project will focus on locating and recording all of the petroglyphs within the Indian Well Petroglyph site. The Indian Well site encompasses varied petroglyph types and construction styles, scattered about a boulder field of some 100 yards diameter. Within the site area, prehistoric inhabitants created a well by removing rocks in order to reach the water level below. There are only about four locations throughout the entire Eagle Lake Ranger District where petroglyphs occur. At Indian Well, PIT volunteers and Forest staff will photograph, draw, and map the locations of each petroglyph to ensure our records capture the essence of this site for future generations. The Eagle Lake area is also full of recreational opportunities ranging from hiking trails, swimming and fishing in the lake, as well as boating and canoeing. Susanville is home to many different restaurants, two breweries, a casino, and access to hiking the Bizz Johnson Trail – an historic rail-road grade. So, come for the unique archaeological exploration; stay for the sites and fun! See you in September!

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