Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Fiery Furnace

The Fiery Furnace
Day #2
By: Tania Tolbert

On day #2 we went into Arches National Park to the Fiery Furnace. We went on a guided hike with Ranger Matt. While in the Fiery Furnace we were able to get up close and personal with the fins and joints. As you can see in the picture below, we hiked along parallel to the fins. We were also able to see where erosion had taken place along the joints and how it eventually resulted in the formation of fins. Ranger Matt was also very kind to show us the different arches found in the Fiery Furnace (Skull Arch, Surprise Arch, and Pothole Arch), some natural bridges and some plant (Mormon Tea and Junipers) and wildlife (toads, lizards, and ravens). We all had a great time on the hike.....even though Scott had to stay on the trail.

 Pictured above is Surprise Arch                               Nice Fins!!!!!

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