In The Desert
Summer Solstice 2018
June 23rd, 2018
Parowan Gap, Parowan, Utah
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Out at the Gap there are solstice events for the Winter Solstice and in this case the one for the Summer Solstice. It draws quite a large crowd, but there always seems to be plenty of places to park. There are always presentations explaining the petroglyphs and what they think they mean.
They held the ceremony on the 23rd even though the 21st was the longest day. They say that the "summer solstice" lasts for one week and the 23rd is a better day as it's on a Saturday which makes it more convenient for most people.
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This year (2018) the Summer Solstice program started at 7:30 p.m. at the Parowan Gap and was hosted by Nal Morris - the speaker. At 8:30 p.m. the group walked three-quarters of a mile along the paved road to the back- up cairns to watch the sun set down the center of the Gap as depicted by the "Zipper Glyph". We chose a spot farther back to the East for a better unobstructed view.
A quick look at our trip to the Parowan Gap, Summer Solstice
A very interesting event with a lot of unique petroglyphs to view. Beautiful way to watch the sunset thru the Gap.