Fifteen trekkers gathered on a balmy late autumn morning to tackle a new hike. Actually two new hikes: First Creek Arch and First Creek Overlook.
The hidden arch never showed itself until we were practically on top of it. Someone cried, "Look," and there it was, towering just above us. Smiles, snacks and photos. Now what? Well, it was still early morning, so the consensus was to bag another peak: the seldom-visited First Creek Overlook. This task would prove to be a bit more demanding.
To the left, we see the peak baggers crossing the chasm, as Mike describes it.
Above is a photo taken by the peak baggers of the hikers who decided not to take their life into their hands!
Happy Birthday Mr. President.
To the left, Mike begins the descent from the Overlook. In 4.28 miles, the gang had climbed a total of 1633 elevation feet over 4.75 hours.