Joan and I started a volunteer role as Utah cultural site stewards at Fremont Indian State Park and Museum.
What does this mean? Joan and I perform monitoring, make notes about site conditions, outreach, and give information about the sites we assist in overlooking.
The state park is just off I70, has camping, and makes an excellent stopover point on your way to and from other areas in Utah.
The park itself is along a vital travel corridor both now and in the past. Additionally, the park had a significant settlement of the Fremont people ~700 years ago and later formed an important place for the Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute. In the 19th century, traders and settlers came through.
Pictured here is the well-known and easily accessed “Cave of 100 Hands” that features petroglyphs and pictographs created by the Fremont. And one of the sites we’ll monitor.
We started this training back in the fall of 2019, but COVID caused a delay in both training and site assignment. But we are now excited to start our new role in earnest.
Stop by at some point and you just might see Joan and me there!
Thank you, both Paul and Joan, for volunteering!! I just started doing trail work this summer in Oregon and California. It is so rewarding.