Saturday, July 5, 2014

Arches National Park

Arches National Park
After some research I decided to try Fiery furnace "trail", which is not quite a trail, but natural labyrinth of narrow passages between towering sandstone walls. It does require getting a permit, which was not a problem. Rangers try to talk you out of it, but if you persistent you watch a short movie about it, answer few questions and good to go.
Fiery furnace trail in Arches Park
I want to do a big loop, but it was not possible, at least in 2 hours time frame we had for it. We have to trace our path back, sometimes making wrong turns, which was leading to dead ends or vertical drops. It was good idea to attempt it first thing in the morning, so we had plenty of time, but in the end we underestimate it only by half an hour.
Hiking in fiery furnace
This was an excellent trail and excellent park overall.
Balanced rock in Arches Park

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