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11 by photographer avatarLittleKnee
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Angel's LandingSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2013
LittleKnee
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   3 Hrs      1.80 mph
1,700 ft AEG
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Day 2 in Zion.

After staying the night just outside the park, we made our way back to the visitor center to hop on the tram for Angel's Landing. On the way to the visitor's center we found more big horn sheep (probably the same group from the day before). We have seen big horn sheep every time we come to Zion, usually in the same area. Makes for fun photo ops.

Everyone in Zion is so friendly and happy, I love it. We chatted with some folks on the tram before we got off. They warned us that Angel's Landing is scary and dangerous and "people die there every year".... They mentioned a place that a majority of the people stop at just before the climb, claiming few people actually make it up to the very top. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

In reality I really enjoyed the whole hike! We got a later start than we anticipated. It was warming up quick and of course it was PACKED on a Saturday right after free National Park Week, but it was still a beautiful day. I was breathing heavy from the get go, but it wasn't bad as there are plenty of things to look at and admire.

We made it to the break area (complete with an outhouse.. who knew?!). TONS of people were eating lunch and enjoying the views. We explored around there for a bit and watched the little ants crawl up the mountain holding onto the cables. It looked a bit intimidating at first, but we pressed on. I was actually surprised at how fearless I was going up the cables. I felt very secure despite the cliffs on either side. It is slow going up the last stretch of the hike, as you have to wait in areas for people to come down before you go up, but it gives you a chance to catch your breath. I made it to the top and was still grinning from ear to ear. No blood or tears like there were at Devil's Chasm (but PLENTY of sweat)! :sweat: I guess I just don't like the loose, unpredictable ground at Devil's Chasm, because I had NO issues here at Angel's Landing.

Highly highly highly recommend this hike!!! We saw people of all shapes and sizes at the top, so it is du-able (as long as you aren't afraid of heights, you take your time, and watch your step). :y:
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It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. - Henry Ward Beecher
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