In this picture you can see Partition Arch to the right of Landscape Arch.
My hikers needed some encouragement on the way back to keep walking so Grandma let them use her trekking pole. We had some issues with them lifting it too high but otherwise, they did a good job.
Right at the beginning of the trail out to Landscape Arch there is a fin that has a sand dune in it. Guess where my kids played for a while? They would run up and then slide down it. Boy did we find sand all over!
After we reunited with Brian and Dad, Mom took N2 back to her hotel room for a much needed bath and a nap. She said she had to lay down in between them and she fell asleep too. Luckily they both took a good nap! Meanwhile, Dad, Brian and I went to the Fiery Furnace. We decided to forgo the ranger tour that Brian and I had booked to go on our own. We had fun exploring various areas that we wouldn't have been able to do with a ranger tour. Brian climbed into many side fins. It took us a while to find the route through but we eventually did find it. Brian found a hole to crawl into and then found a way out of it a different way.
Here we are watching Brian in the hole.
I have no idea what this arch is called. Maybe my dad remembers :)
I love all the holes out of the rock!
We finally made our way to Skull Arch (I think they have another name for it but I don't know what it is) and then we had to backtrack to find the other fins to go between to make our way out to see Kissing Turtle Arch.
On the way to find the fins that would lead us to Kissing Turtle Arch, Brian and I explored another side area and found this arch which Brian could actually walk on.
I was not a fan of the way out to get to Kissing Turtle Arch. There were too many gaps that I had to step over that I thought were too large and the rocks on the other side were too steep. Luckily Brian helped me out but it still took me about 10 minutes to get over one :) The way back was easier though since we had to go back the way we came from because we couldn't find the other way out.
Like I said, once we got to Kissing Turtles, we explored and explored but could NOT find the trail out. There are no cairns or anything and dad recalls having the same trouble with Marcie but they eventually found people who were going that way. We could not find anyone and we thought there was a ranger tour that should be by soon so we thought we could wait. Luckily we didn't because no ranger tour came by and we didn't see any signs of there being a ranger tour (we really should have run into them). We finally decided to go back down the fins that we came up and it wasn't long until we were out. I wish we would have been able to find the other way out because we would have seen Surprise Arch which looks really cool. Next time we'll take the ranger tour so we can find the way out!
We did too much walking for dad because his feet were terrible after we got back to the hotel. Perhaps we should have done the Fiery Furnace a different day from doing the trail out to Double O Arch.