...that's right. It's so because the place was discovered by famed British explorer, Sir Alcott Montgomery Arches.
I chatted at length with a Frenchman who flew to Alaska with his wife five months ago and had been trekking southward on bicycle since. They intend to keep pressing into Mexico and spend a few months there before finally heading home. In awe, I said I wished I was doing something like that, which prompted the gentleman to remind me that I am indeed doing something like that.
I'm in Colorado now, kicking it at my cousin Stephen's house. We celebrated being alive with drinks last night. I was warned that I should pace myself, as the higher altitude of Fort Collins would increase any drink's potency. I gave a manly laugh at the warning and then slowly spiraled down to my doom.
Up until today, I don't think a day has passed on my trip so far that I haven't hiked 3-14 miles. I think I'm going going to sit this one out.