October 29, 2012

Angels Landing

Andrea (in the red to the left) snapping some photos from the summit of Angel's Landing
The first hike we did on our weekend trip to Zion was Angels Landing. Its a classic "must do" Zion hike that's been on Andrea's list for a while. I did this hike on my first visit to Zion in 2008. Despite the fact that the trail gets a bit crowded at times, the 360 degree views from the top are well worth it every time.

The dropoffs on the upper section of the route are big and steep (you'd die if you fell), but the park has installed chains and made it pretty difficult to get into trouble. Its a fun little "protected" scramble on the final push to the summit.

Its a great hike in terms of bang for your buck - I can't imagine another trail that would give you these kinds of spectacular views with a round-trip under 5 miles... but if you are afraid of heights - the last section isn't for you!

Angel's Landing from the valley floor
Scout Lookout

The last bit of the trail travels along this ridge
Andrea near the top
Looking south from the top

Andrea looking North towards the Temple of Sinawava

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