Blogs from Blythe, California, United States, North America


North America » United States » California » Blythe February 19th 2015

BLYTHE INTAGLIOS No journey through the river country would be complete without a visit to the Blythe Intaglios. They are about 15 miles north of Blythe on the west side of Highway 95 west of the river. An intaglio is a place where the desert varnish has been scraped away as a geoglyph exposing the underlying clay bed which is lighter in color. Petroglyphs are small pictures chipped from rock surfaces. Geoglyphs are much larger and best seen from the air. The Blythe Intaglios were discovered by a pilot flying to Blythe from Las Vegas in 1932. The largest of the geoglyphs measures 171 feet. They occur at three distinct locations featuring human and animal forms. In Mohave/Quechan lore the human figure represents Mastamho, creator of the earth and all life. The animal form is a ... read more

North America » United States » California » Blythe April 2nd 2011

we are actually in palo verde california. we rode 70 miles yesterday through the desert. it was quite an experience. again we didn't take any breaks, only a couple of keith waits. we really do miss our buddy, but if jeff were here, we would have to pick on him. Bob and I wore our red bandanas. we rode 57 miles a day before into brawley california. we had a 3600 foot descent into the yuha desert. 10 miles of it was on interstate 8. Bob, flat tire, coffey had 3 more flats. We didn't get to brawley until almost 500. we decided to take a rest day in brawley. We needed it. we left brawley at 4 o'clock in the morning, road for 2 hours in the dark, we got to palo verde at 230. ... read more

North America » United States » California » Blythe October 13th 2010

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North America » United States » California » Blythe January 6th 2010

That means that today was our last full day at River Breeze RV Resort. After removing the sun guard covers, I checked the tire pressure in the four tires on Uncle Joe; all were at the recommended 80 psi. The rear tires on The Beast required about 3 pounds each. Done. “Hey Nan; let’s go see the Intaglios!” “The who?” So we three climbed in The Beast and headed for the Blythe Intaglios, a group of gigantic figures found on the ground east of the Big Maria Mountains, about 15 miles (24 km) north of downtown Blythe just west of U.S. Highway 95 near the Colorado River. The largest human figure is 171 feet (52 m) long. The intaglios are best viewed from the air. The figures are believed to be between 450 and 2,000 years ... read more

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