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“nice hike to see "old" grafitti but best part is the tanks”
Review of Pioneer Register

Pioneer Register
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The hike is very easy. You need to pay attention to the walls to see the old writings. Also, you need to pay attention where you are walking so you do not trip. I think the best part is early sections. As you keep walking, all you see is rocks. Once, you get bored. You will turn around. The best part is taking a side trip to the tanks. Some people call them giant pot holes. Because we had recent rains, there is water in them and the water is flowing. This trail is rather steep but is is worth seeing.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a wall on the Capitol Gorge Trail that is a record of travelers and settlers from the 1800's through to the early 20th century. Now a days this is considered as vandalism and you face a $300 fine for writing on the rocks, with signs everywhere warning you of this. It is easy to miss, so keep your eyes open and look up, as they are quite high up the walls.

Thank OziDiver
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

One of the interesting things to see along the Capital Gorge Trail is the Pioneer Register, which is a stretch of sandstone wall where early travellers recorded their names after passing through the gorge.

Here you can make out names and dates from the 1880s to early 20th century, mixed in with more recent and unfortunate graffiti. There are a fair number of traveller names to view and take pictures of if interested.

Note: You can also find petroglyphs from the Fremont people who lived in this area between 600 and 1300 AD, not far from the trailhead parking lot. Unfortunately, time has done these images no favours and they are in rather poor condition.

Both the Pioneer Register and the much earlier petroglyphs are worth spending a few minutes during your hike of the Capital Gorge. Enjoy them and take a few snapshots and then continue onward into the gorge.

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

How did they write their names so high on the walls?? I dont know but its pretty awesome to see the old dates and names of those before us.

Thank Heaven L
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We hiked in this area and were astounded by the Register. Interesting these markings were still there and some are so high up too. Finding names and dates was so much fun. Be sure to see this area when you visit the park.

Thank jrumsey7
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