8 May ‘08
We’re camped at the top of a plateau, just outside of the Canyon Lands National Park. We tried to get into Arches National Park but they were all filled for the weekend. About 20 miles from here is the town of Moab, Utah which we toured this afternoon while looking for the best price on gasoline…the toad was getting a little low, so if we are to do a little exploring around here, we’ll just have to pay the $3.87 a gallon and get over it. After filling with the gas, we headed up to the Arches Visitor Center to see if there was still room for us to join the guided hike through “The Fiery Furnace” in the next couple of days. Fortunately we were able to join them on Saturday at 10am for the 2 hour hike. This is one of those “must do’s” when you get close to Arches National Park. To fill in the rest of the day, we continued from the visitor center and drove the 24 miles to the end of the park.