Fisher Towers, Utah: Gallery 1, 17-18 June 2003
The small red square on the map gives this place little status, but it is astounding. The size, color and texture of these enormous fins amazed me at every turn of the trail. I spent the night in the small campground there, all alone in lunar silence under these eerie sentinels and a billion stars. The Towers are just a few miles up the Colorado Riverway (UT-128) and Moab. The Moab Brewery and its 7-pack of Tie-Dye Red were a different kind of wonderful. [38 photos]
The Colorado Riverway (UT-128), very popular with kayakers.
The Riverway Lodge.
The 3-mile long, rutted dirt road to Fisher Towers from UT-128.
Chillin' under a rock
The size is amazing.
The fins are coated with red, almost like a candy shell.
The Titan (right) is 900' tall.
Wind and water erosion sculpted these remarkable shapes.
The pipe organ effect
Looking back at the trail
Two 700' tall towers.
Those two dots are people. See if you can find them in the next photo...
Now you do.
End of the trail
The Colorado Riverway, from the trail's terminus.
The Titan's underlings
The rock walls lining UT-128, back to Moab
Miles and miles of sheer solid rock
The Colorado River -- the same river than flows through the Grand Canyon.
Beer break: Cutthroat Pale Ale. Yummm.
Stained Cliffs, more than a mile long.
Ram Mosaic on the outer wall of the Moab Brewery
The Moab Brewery
The Moab Brews
How to do package 7 beers?