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Arches and Uncle Danny
hiking, the Fiery Furnace

giant arch, Arches National Park

5/19/2009    Posted 6/10/2009, Moab, Utah

So I have been getting some emails of people that are confused and think that we have not posted since May. The way it goes is that it takes quite a bit of time to download our photos and video, edit them into a concise post and then upload it to the site. So, the posts are a few weeks behind where we actually are in time. I like to keep the actual date on the post instead of putting the date that it was uploaded. But, I will now start putting the date that it got uploaded to the site in the place where the the "author" of the post used to be (most of the time I am the author so I don't think it matters).

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Anyway we are in what is known as The Grand Circle. The Grand Circle route connects eight national parks - Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Mesa Verde. It also touches many national monuments, recreation areas, state parks, historic sites and attractions.

I did learn the difference between a national park and national monument. A national monument can be deemed by a signature from the President whereas a national park can only be deemed such by an act of Congress.

Well, we ventured into Arches National Park today to the Fiery Furnace. It is a special hike that only happens once a day with a ranger and you need to sign up for it in advance so not very many people get to experience it. Otherwise, you must receive a special permit to hike in the Fiery Furnace without a ranger. We also began a beautiful week with our very own extended Family Off Track member, Uncle Danny.

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