Columbia Hills State park petroglyphs, She Who Watches
“She Who watches”, as seen on the weekend Ranger-led Petroglyph tour
Columbia hills State Park, Horsetheif Butte unit, Eight-Mile falls, Temani Pesh-wa petroglyph display, Dancing Rock
Horsetheif Butte loop hike/rack scramble
In the photo below Horsetheif Butte is located underneath the “Petroglyph Canyon” and She Who Watches is located roughly under the “Y” of “You are Here”. The “You are Here” is where you drive to in order to view the Temani pesh-wa petroglyph display.
Horsetheif Butte, Temani pesh-wa petroglyph area. This is a photo of the signboard at the petroglyph display (you are here). This plaque shows the former “Long Narrows” of the Columbia River with a blue overlay of what the waters behind The Dalles Dam covered-up in 1957.
Here’s an brilliant article written by Cain Allen for the Oregon Historical Society Quarterly magazine about the Long Narrows: Long Narrows pdf . This article is an excerp from the OHS Winter 2007 Special issue “Remembering Celilo Falls”. This is an exceptional Special Issue, very worth owning if you are interested in the history of the area.
The site of The Dalles Dam, pre 1952 start of construction
The first explosion of The Dalles Dam construction, 1952
The Dalled Dam construction, circa 1955…looking south
The Long Narrows of the Columbia during construction of The Dalles Dam, circa 1955
The Long Narrows of the Columbia, circa 1955, autumn low water level (Ray Atkeson photo)
The upstream opening of the Long Narrows
The upstream opening of the Long Narrows, looking west to where Horsethief Lake is now and the Temani Pesh-wa petroglyph display
1964 ODOT aerial photo of Dalles dam and the former Long Narrows reach
She Who Watches from the railroad tracks
Spedis Owl at the Temani Pesh-wa petroglyph display
Water demon at Temani Pesh-wa, Horsetheif lake
Water demon petroglyph, in situ, before 1957 flooding of The Dalles Dam
Water demon petroglyph, in situ with tourist, before 1957 flooding of The Dalles Dam
Spedis Owl petroglyph, in situ, before the removal due to the flooding of The Dalles Dam in 1957
Eight-Mile falls near Horsetheif Butte