It is HOT! today. Muy caliente on this Cinco de Mayo. We did not end up with either bike or hike because it was too dang hot.
The last time we hiked, Jim rubbed the skin off the top of his big toe. We
decided that new boots were in order. We went to Moab Gear and they did not
have a good permanent boot solution, but they did have a pair of Merrells on
sale 40% off. They do not have a sole sufficiently stiff for the vicious rocks
in Tucson, but they’ll be good for here. The rocks here tend not to be so
jagged. The main thing is the larger toe box they provide.
After shoe shopping there was still time to be filled. We decided to drive
through Arches National Park. There is massive road work underway. The road is
closed prior to the campground, no data on when that might be open. Also closed
is the online sign up for the Fiery Furnace ranger lead hikes. That trail will
be closed at some point for some period of time, currently unknown, so they just
made the hike first come first serve.
It’s an impressive area. It’s still early enough that although there are
crowds, it’s not totally nuts.
The Fiery Furnace overlook. The Fiery name is due to the way the rocks light up
when the afternoon sun hits them.
When we returned home, C&C Mobile Wash was just finishing up with the
bus. They did a nice job. They charge $3.50 a foot, and to me it’s worth every
penny. If you’re in the area with a dirty RV, call them at 435.216.8166.
Having it washed probably guarantees it will rain sooner, rather than later, but
for today she looks good. (Update to post: it sprinkled the very next morning.)
Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler. It’s our last day here, so
something must be biked or hiked.