Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fiery Furnace 102 Degrees!

Day 5
June 27, 2016
More arches and blistering hot weather
For a full descrition of Fiery Furnace go to Dave's blog: http://sentenceofdave.blogspot.com/

Dinosaur tracks of an allosaurus.

We begin our ranger-led, three hour hike through the Fiery Furnace. It is 102 degrees at 5:00 p.m.

Ian volunteers to tie his shoes with no thumbs to show adaptations.

Crawl Through Arch - even Dave got through!

We climbed down that. This hike was strenuous with many obstacles and jumps.

Skull Arch

Yes, we are going in there.

Suck it in and squeeze through.

Views like this were around every corner on this hike.

Surprise Arch

Ranger Mike shared an emotional story about his difficult journey and how memories of Arches National Park "brought him back" after an illness. He told us to place a memory on a piece of paper and keep it in our pocket for a time that we need to be brought back. 

Again, our boys were amazing hikers. 
The more strenuous and difficult the hike,
 the more they love it!

Fiery Furnace at 8:00 p.m. still 100 degrees. Time for a beer!

1 comment:

  1. I think your family might have some long distance hiking adventures in their near future (Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail!). Love seeing these photos!