Taking the Tongue to Tower Arch
In late January, Moab Marc, Judi Simon, Johnna Tipton, Jim Barnum, & Arran Johnson scouted the forthcoming Sierra Club hike across the Moab Tongue formation to approach Tower Arch from the west. After being postponed once by snow, the actual Sierra Club hike took place on February 6th, despite a new snowfall that morning. The route was snow-covered all the way, necessitating a careful traverse of the Moab Tongue slickrock leading to the rim above Tower Arch. Four of us went on to the arch itself, negotiating a couple of slick patches along the way. Hikers this time included Tom Messenger, Mike Stringham, Jock Hovey, Stu Smythe, Ed Brandstetter, Moab Marc, & Bill & Kathy Joss. Photos from both the scouting expedition (much better weather) & the snowy Sierra Club outing are included in this album.
Feb 6, 2010