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12 by photographer avatarJim_H
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Angel's LandingSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2010
Jim_H
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.67 mph
1,700 ft AEG
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This was pretty nice, but I kept comparing it to Sedona. I found the hike to be OK, and the views to be spectacular. The Navajo Sandstone isn't as vibrant as the Red Rocks of Sedona, but Zion is far deeper and in many place it is more vertical. This is a pretty busy trail, and the scrambling parts are well oiled by the hands of millions of visitors. There was a condor, #31, sitting in a tree near the summit. I would say that this is a famous Zion hike, and I'm glad to have done it. I just wish I hadn't done it starting at 430 this afternoon. I asked at the Visitor center and the woman checked the data from the nearby weather station. I was pleased to learn it was 104 degrees when I started, as I had only thought it in low 90s. I thought it was really hot while I was out and had lost all of my tolerance for heat. I was so overwhelmed that I had to take a break about half way up. I must still be better than I thought.
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