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Fiery Furnace - 3 members in 7 triplogs have rated this an average 4.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 23 2018
Steph_and_Blak
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 Guides 98
 Routes 59
 Photos 2,511
 Triplogs 175

70 male
 Joined Nov 21 2015
 Grand Junction,
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2018
Steph_and_Blake
Hiking3.00 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.20 mph
150 ft AEG
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Great, fun activity. Ended up hiking with a dad and his two teen kids. It was pretty funny how one person would spot an arrow that the rest of us walked right past. Would be a good hike for grandkids, 9 years and up.
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Stephanie and Blake Barnard
Jan 13 2018
arizona_water
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 Guides 8
 Routes 114
 Photos 1,079
 Triplogs 117

29 male
 Joined Mar 06 2016
 Salt River Valle
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2018
arizona_water
Hiking2.77 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking2.77 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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It was special to visit Edward Abbey's home-park again.

We picked up permits at the VC to explore in the Fiery Furnace. These permits are limited and were completely booked last time I was at Arches. Thankfully we got some of the last permits for the day. I think it helps to try in January!

This is a special place that contains over 50 arches and many bouldering opportunities as you pick your route over fins and through narrow slots. Definitely a quiet retreat from the business that is Arches NP. The Fiery Furnace is easily my favorite part of the park.
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May 27 2015
AZLOT69
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 Guides 175
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,416
 Triplogs 1,831

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 27 2015
AZLOT69
Hiking2.25 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles
450 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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An amazing labyrinth of passage ways through sandstone fins carved by time. The park service guards this area with special regulations as certainly it would be destroyed by the public unrestricted. Due to someone else cancelling, I was able to see it. Tip, Make online reservation if you know you are coming here but check for cancellations.
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Dec 27 2014
Lucyan
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 Routes 1
 Photos 11,257
 Triplogs 707

39 female
 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2014
Lucyan
Hiking2.00 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      30 Mns   4.00 mph
150 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Sep 28 2014
AZWanderingBea
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 Guides 27
 Routes 62
 Photos 2,620
 Triplogs 700

63 male
 Joined Jan 23 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2014
AZWanderingBear
Hiking2.60 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles
300 ft AEG
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"The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time." Henry David Thoreau

Fiery Furnace requires a permit or an advanced reservation for the Ranger guided hike. Given that the area is a maze of towering Entrada Sandstone fins, we wisely made reservations a while back. The skies threatened early, but held off for the three hour hike.

Anna, a young Ranger with a penchant for story telling and quoting Thoreau and Abbey at appropriate times, led our little group. Normal group size is 25. Ten unworthy souls let a few thunder claps frighten them into the relative safety of the Visitor's Center, so much the better for the rest of us. Anna seemed as pleased as we with their timidity, so much more intimate with fewer. And this is an intimate hike. There are no signs, no real trail, and most of the time no sense of where you are in this jumbled maze of nature's grand creativity.

The rain had popped out the color of everything; rock, cryptobiotic soil, the ancient junipers, the red sands of the washes. We navigated the obstacle boulders, lept over some narrow crevices and squeezed through others. "Watch how I do this because I can't help you from below," was Anna's only cautions when we hit a particularly technical section of the hike.

At various stops Anna brought the story of Arches to life with her voice and a few props she'd brought along. This was a story of an ancient sea, the salt it left behind, the influx of erosion of the ancient Rockies, an uplift, a collapse, and then of fins of stone and a little water over a long time, of grains of sand, and the wonderment of those who first came here and now us. We could touch the story as she told it, both massive and minute; ancient rock layers, fairy shrimp in a pot hole of rain water, arches formed over tens of thousands of years, and 600 year old junipers four feet tall,some of the first organisms that crawled out of the Primordial ooze growing in undisturbed soil we weren't to step on at any cost.

And it was over too soon, and so was our time at Arches.
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Mar 16 2013
iborrego
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 Triplogs 348

26 male
 Joined Oct 13 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2013
iborrego
Hiking4.00 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
150 ft AEG
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May 29 2011
MikeS
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 Photos 99
 Triplogs 866

male
 Joined Mar 18 2012
 Goodyear, AZ
Fiery FurnaceSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 29 2011
MikeS
Hiking3.50 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   3 Hrs      1.17 mph
150 ft AEG
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