RELICS OF THE GODS

DRAGON ROCKS:

Dragon Rocks (DR) is the name used here for an unnamed bluff on a rhyolite dome in the Sutter Buttes.  DR is about 700 feet across and about 275 feet tall.

DR is barely discernable with the naked eye from Pass Road.  The nearest public viewing points are along Pass Road with the closest point being 1.1 miles from DR.

DR is the most photographed cairn of any shown here and has been the subject of considerable time lapse for 8 years.

OVERVIEW PHOTOS

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ARTIFICAL CHARACTERISTICS

GENERAL:

Dragon Rocks Row of rocks on the top of the God Head
THE HEADS:

"The Heads" is a circular formation of stacked stones about 50 feet tall. It stands precariously balanced on a ledge in the top center of DR. It still creates a few images.

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HORSE HEAD:

Horse Head at times looks like a horse head, hence the name.

Horse Head Bluff
THE SPHINX SCREEN:

The Sphinx Screen is a section of Dragon Rocks that among other things produces various images of a sphinx.  It is a section of rock from which looks as if the rock was removed leaving a large flat surface like a screen.  The edges of the screen are perpendicular to the screen.

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IMAGES FROM DRAGON ROCKS:
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THE BEASTIE AND THE SPHINX - WINTER SOLSTICE VERSION:

On the Heads and the Horsehead a story plays out between a shadow beast and a sphinx.  For about 2 to 3 weeks on either side of the winter solstice  The story morphs between the winter solstice and the summer solstice and back again.  Depending on the time of year the show is from about 3 to 5 hours long.

This is the winter solstice version of the story and by the end of the story the shape shifting shadow beast has swallowed everything.

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DR the Sphinx
DRAGON ROCKS TIMELAPSE:

Time lapse videos.