Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hike to the Golden Throne

Today's hike was to view the Golden Throne.  We were in the company of Gayle and Jim, Bobbie and Mark,  Debbie, and Suzanne.  The hike starts at the bottom of Capitol Gorge.  It's four miles round trip, the leg out is up, the leg back is down.  Like all the hikes in the area, it's extremely scenic.  Here is a juniper clinging to life on the edge of a canyon.  It's amazing to me where plants will live.

Scenic rocks along the way.  This one reminds me of the monster in Alien IV, when the monster has evolved to give live birth.  If you haven't seen the movie, it won't look like that to you.

It was a steep little hike.

So here we are, viewing the Golden Throne.  I'm not seeing it.  I could see the Golden Cupcake, or the Golden Altar, but not the throne.

Jim re-imagined it as the first bump on the left is the foot rest, then the middle bump is where your butt would go, and the final bump is the back rest; all of which would make it the Golden Recliner.

The view from up there was pretty good.

Does this not look like a bad tooth on the side of the trail?

Five of the group went on to go look at the Pioneer Register.  Three decided their feet had had enough hike.  This is what you see on the way out of the gorge.  The rock walls are just amazing.

Later there is this vista, of which I never tire.

Tomorrow is our last day here.  It seems like we just got here. 

1 comment:

  1. A bad tooth -- definitely. Too funny! It's amazing what you can see in rock formations if you just use your imagination. I'm not seeing the throne either, though!