The Rock Man

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This first trip was very educational for me. It proved the limitations of Google Earth. Only boots on the ground will show things as they really exist. I could go into detail about this trip, but that would be digressing from the thread topic. Unfortunately, I didn't see any rock men.
 

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Here are some other pictures of the face of the rock when I rolled it over. I also marked the eye location on both sides. The indentations are slight but, you can feel with your hand. One of them is more smooth than the other. I can't tell for sure but, it makes me wonder if the rough one was added using a pick. I really think if this thing were standing and not broken apart it could look like an out line of a person.
 

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EDN

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The rock I think looks like a man is close to a point on a ridge. Here are some pictures of the point and the relative location of the rock man. I also copied a view from Google Earth where this picture was taken.
 

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Rocks and boulders fall down every year in the Superstitions. While i was giving a look at the junction of Dutcman's Trail and Bull Pass Trail just north from Palomino Mt., because I knew of few arrastras on that flat and wanted to see their conditions, I saw in GE how in the year 2016 all were like I knew ( pic #1 ). But changing the year to 2017, I saw with big surprise how there have fallen some boulders white like quatz ( pic #2 ) and one has fallen almost on an arrastra ( middle left boulder ). The bigger surprise came when I realized in the year 2018 ( pic #3 ) the boulders have dissapeared like magic. This could be another mystery of the Superstitions.
Those appear to be camping tents.
 
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In the Holmes Manuscript, part of the directions given for the path to Waltz’s mine, talk about a rock man:

“Where the trail turns south you will see over the point of a ridge a rock standing in the brush that looks like a man”.

The consensus seems to be that we may never know what this actually is/was .... or if it still exists today.

That does not mean there are not rock formations that could fit .... just not really any way to know is all.

Here is a photograph that was taken looking over the Point of a ridge from the trail below, at a rock formation.


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It would be interesting to see pictures of other “rock men” if anybody has one or so they would be willing to share 😁👍
I have to say that if someone goes off to the left of the trail after seeing that view, you end up in Waltz’ ravine, saddle …. All of it is there….. less than a mile….. but not a walk in the park. I’m is mostly bushwhacking through the briars.
I don’t know if this rock man is what Waltz was referencing, but I confess, I think it actually might be the same one. 😁👍
 
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In Holmes version it also says
The Dutchman rode over and carved eyes into the man in the rock… so that mountain pic makes it very unlikely….
So a friend sent me a short book, and inside were a couple of inserts snips …. from a version of the Holmes manuscript.
The wording is different than the version I am used to seeing. Thought I should share the info, maybe we can find out what’s supposed to say what?

I see 2 big differences, one being the inclusion of pick action on the rock man, the other is the omission of round Indian ruin of rock on the saddle.

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The version I am used to seeing is
posted in thread “Dick Holmes Clues”, post #12 ….

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I won’t speak for Matthew, but he seemed to verify the version he posted.

Maybe Matthew Roberts can shed some light?
 
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