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“Missed it on the way in”
Review of Pioneer Register

Pioneer Register
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

So easy to miss if you are not looking out for it.

This is just before the tanks. Quite high on the walls. Just looks like graffiti really. Doesn't look very special but it is part of history. This is the history inscription as well as a few faint petroglyphs on the walls early on the path on the way in.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We were here in the heat of July and took our hikes in the morning to avoid the worst part of the day. Once you leave the trailhead of Capitol Gorge, these signatures are just about a half a mile down the trail. Be sure to wear a hat, sunscreen and take plenty of water.

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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.

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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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