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On our second morning at Arches, we took the hike to Landscape Arch and then climbed up further to Partition Arch and Navajo Arch. We had to hustle to keep ahead of the Chinese tourists who were disembarking from their tour bus.
The path past Landscape Arch is difficult, winding along the narrow tops of exposed sandstone fins, then up and over short, steep crevices where steps have been carved into the rock. This section is not recommended for hikers with a fear of heights.
The route looked scary -- a steep climb up slickrock with slot-canyon drop-offs on either side -- so I was hesitant to go up. While we stood looking at the climb, a woman from a narrow canyon beneath us called up and asked if we'd seen her husband, and she went on to describe his T-shirt.
She asked that, if we saw him, we inform him that she went up an alternate route, through this canyon. We stood debating for a while, and we finally decided to take the woman's option up through the adjacent canyon. We descended into the canyon and then climbed up only to realize that the path was blocked off with pieces of dead wood at the upper end - Closed. Oh well, we didn't know, and it was easy enough to walk over the wood barriers! There was no way I was going to climb down that slickrock, so the sign wouldn't deter us from coming back down that same route!
We continued on to Partition Arch.