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At first we were deeply disappointed with this site. Most of the wall nearest the parking is covered in graffiti & markings that have nothing to do with the trails west. Follow the path & eventually you will come to a place protected by a...More
We didn't want to add our names or initials, seems disrespectful now. We did see some from 1879.
Pretty amazing to think of how many travelers stopped here along the Platte to rest and restock before tackling the bluff and sandstone ruts just to the...More
An item I heard about in 5th grade history class. Never thought I would be this old till I would actually get to see it. Really makes history come to life for me. Even found a name with my grandfather’s ( mother’s father) last name....More
an important landmark during the westward expansion....lots of those who were a part of it inscribed their names and the year they passed through the area...unfortunately there's also some modern ones mixed in before they put a fence to protect it from further additional vandalism...like...More
When visiting, walk down the path to the fenced area to see real historical names. Some of the graffiti by the parking area just leaves you with a sense of loss - seriously the marking of the trail wagon boss from the 1800s would be...More
Great stop. Ample parking right next to the cliff.
It was very cool to see all the names inscribed into the rock. Although it was hard to find the names from the 1800’s because so many present day people carved their names. Shame.
Stopping here in conjunction with the Trail ruts gives you a feel for the Oregon Trail. You can walk along a short Trail and read the names of early pioneers. Some who made it to Oregon and some who died a few days later along...More
This sandstone formation is host to several hundred signatures and dates carved into the rock, dating to the westward expansion and the Oregon Trail. Unfortunately, the practice continues so it is hard to pick out the historic markings. Illegal to add you own contribution but...More