The hiking and weather has been outstanding these last couple of weeks here. We have logged over twenty four miles hiking in the area. I am finally starting to get my hiking legs back from hanging out the Winter in Arizona.
Fisher Towers Link: http://www.americansouthwest.net/utah/fisher-towers/index.html
We did get away from the crowd with this hike, down a 7 mile dirt road and a extremely steep climb to Tower Arch in Arches National Park Link: https://utah.com/hiking/arches-national-park/tower-arch-trail
The inscription on the south abutment reads "DISCOV'D BY M. AND MRS. ALEX RINGHOEFFER AND SONS 1922-23." the inscription has led to much controversy because the name "Ringhoffer" is misspelled and the date 1922-23 is cryptic. The Ringhoffer family operated a silver mine in Salt Valley and spent Sundays exploring the surrounding country. The family was probably aware of the arch. It is unknown who actually carved the inscription
|Our Camp on the beautiful Colorado River|
|we added this to our camp|
|Lizard in our camp|
|Double "O" arch nice hike in park away from the crowd|