Monday, April 23rd: Having enjoyed dinner last evening catching up with our A2 friends Janet and Jeff, we met up again this morning at the Arches NP Visitors Center for check-in prior to our morning ranger led hike into the 'furnace', Fiery Furnace that is.
Excited we had arrived. Deflated ashen faces sulked when our guide for this walk arrived, the same ranger who had led a campground program two evenings prior. Oh my, I can't recall the last time I had wished for an evening thunderstorm, mosquito swarm, maybe a power outage?
Photos barely disclose the threatening heights, steep inclines - up and down, tight crevices, and ledges we jumped, 'hermit-crab' waddled, or close-eyed lept.
And our ranger tour guide? Star of the show! With not a flagging moment he managed to successfully corral this goup into and out of the Fiery Furnace maze. Not one lost tourist, not one torn cuticle.
Back to town with Janet and Jeff we grabbed a well deserved lunch at the Moab Brewery. Yup, pints for Ron and Karen. After all, outside temps are now breaching 90 degrees.
Petrogyphs along Kane Creek Canyon Road, a winding Colorado River road leading into 'back of beyond' canyons.