~ This hike has been over 3 years in the making for me.
Angel's Landing "The Angels Landing Trail is one of the most famous and thrilling hikes in the national park system. Zion's pride and joy runs along a narrow rock fin with dizzying drop-offs on both sides. The trail culminates at a lofty perch, boasting magnificent views in every direction. Rarely is such an intimidating path so frequented by hikers. One would think that this narrow ridge with deep chasms on each of its flanks would allure only the most intrepid of hikers. Climbers scale its big wall; hikers pull themselves up by chains and sightseers stand in awe at its stunning nobility. The towering monolith is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Southwest." - zionnational-park
Distance: 5 miles
Height: 1488 ft
Yesterday, I knocked off one of my goals for the year, which was to make it to the top of this hike. It was the most difficult hike I have ever attempted.
My legs were tired and it challenged my body in ways I had never felt before.
And I made it. All the way to the top. And, boy, was it a view. 💙💙 #angelslanding#ifyoudonttryyouwillneverknow#mtnchicks#elevationgain#hikingmakesmehappy
At the place where the hike really turns into a climb, a woman on her way down told me it was going to be the longest half a mile of my life.
For so many reasons, I will never forget the climb up Angels Landing.
“I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate. I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.” — MLKJ
Zion National Park is amazing for so many reasons, one being there was no litter! 🚯 Every trail I have been on has had litter. Every single one. But I didn’t see any in Zion National Park. How do you guys do it? It was refreshing 👍🏽
Knees to chest turkeys! #angelslanding parking lot is almost full! 🤦🏻♂️😩 3 days, ~1,500+ miles (Bonneville Salt Flats, Bryce Canyon & Zion) and $175 in gas = another trip for the books 🚐🤘🏽#stayadventurous