During my most recent adventure to Moab, Utah, I had the opportunity to do a fabulous hike in Arches National Park. As one might guess from its name, Arches contains many natural red rock arches. In addition, the park sports other geologic features unique to the region. We hiked the Fiery Furnace with our guide – Park Ranger Allison.
A huge collection of rock spires, fins, arches and crevices, the Fiery Furnace is a natural maze where those who enter had better know it well or go with a guide. For those who do enter without a guide, the National Park Service requires a permit. It’s very easy to get lost in the Fiery Furnace. During our hike, we scrambled up slick rock, jumped over crevices, crawled through cracks, slid down rocks and had a grand old time! The shot above shows an outsider’s view of the Fiery Furnace. The shot below shows members of our group hiking through spires. Can you guess where The Fiery Furnace gets its name?
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