Steel cage erected to protect historic 1776 Lake Powell inscription

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  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 14, 2016 11:44 a.m.

    From the article: "Paso por aqui, Anyo 1776".

    Sorry, if you look closely, you'll note it says "Año" not "Anyo".

  • Red Corvette St. George, UT
    March 12, 2016 10:34 p.m.

    In my opinion, Rob and Kathi belong in a steel jail cage now for their senseless act.

  • Chummley MISSION VIEJO, CA
    March 12, 2016 7:09 p.m.

    Well in 300 years Rob and Kathi will be considered worthy of a steel cage to protect their graffiti - Is time on the wall what makes is valuable?

    Having said that - so lame to write on the wall over or over some one else noise.

  • From Ted's Head Orem, UT
    March 12, 2016 9:21 a.m.

    Perhaps some amateur sleuth could track down "Rob & Kathi" and introduce us to the chowderheads who immortalized their idiocy. It's not like there aren't other places nearby they could have carved their names.

  • TripleCrown Santa Ana, CA
    March 12, 2016 8:52 a.m.

    "Undiscovered until 2006"? Apparently Rob and Kathi and many other vandals "discovered" the inscription no later than 1994.

  • environmental idiot Sanpete, UT
    March 12, 2016 8:35 a.m.

    Don't worry "Rob and Kathi". In 3016 people will marvel at the historic significance of your undying love. Graffiti today, history tomorrow.

  • belgie Tualatin, OR
    March 12, 2016 6:24 a.m.

    I just think it's funny that if you wrote your name on a rock more than 100 years ago, you created a priceless historic artifact. If you do it know, you're a low-class hoodlum.

    March 11, 2016 11:17 p.m.

    Maybe rediscovered" in 2006 would be more appropriate. My parents took my sister and I on several trips on Lake Powell in the late 60's and early 79's to mostly see the Native American ruins that would be covered up by the lake. I have a memory of this inscription when my mother, who grew up in Southern Utah, showed us the route of the Escalante expedition and some nearby ruins.

  • Powellcraze Page, AZ
    March 11, 2016 9:01 p.m.

    An important clarification is needed. The inscription was not "saved in the nick of time" as the article suggests. The inscription site was reported to the NPS by volunteers who were following field protocol and surveying the general area in advance of any graffiti removal activities.