Friday – July 10
The Fiery Furnace isn’t so fiery. Jennifer says its because God loves me. That being it was in the low 70’s while we did the Fiery Furnace in Arches. The ranger said it usually is in the 100’s by the time he starts the hike at 9AM. If it’s because God loves me, then I’ll take it! I was so proud of the boys. The Fiery Furnace is a 2 mile, 3 hour guided tour, with rock scrambles, cliffs, narrows, and fun hiking challenges. They did amazing. And the hike was well worth it. One of our favorites so far.
The boys did so well on the hike, we thought they deserved another swim break. If we lived here we’d be at the Moab Aquatics center every day. Great place!
Itinerary: Fiery Furnace – Arches National Park
Saturday – July 11
Heading East starts to bring about the feelings of finality – that this trip is almost over. But until then, we’ll milk it for all its worth. We had a great time driving through Vail, Hot Sulpher Springs, and along the Colorado River.
Lastly, nothing can beat hot chocolate…. except hot chocolate with a roasted marshmallow in it.
Route: Moab, UT to Grand Lake, CO
Campground: Winding River Resort
Time: Left 8:15 MT. Arrived 5:00 MT 8hrs 45mins. Stopped for groceries and Sally (our GPS) mis-behaved.