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West Rim Trail - Zion NPSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar May 25 2016
DallinW
Hiking10.12 Miles 3,819 AEG
Hiking10.12 Miles
3,819 ft AEG
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Stopped at Zion with my buddy Alex on the way back to AZ.

We hit the park around 7:00 AM in order to avoid the worst of the traffic jams on Angel's Landing. I wanted to catch the first bus out of the visitors center at 6:00 AM but I kept hitting snooze on my alarm. Going up we encountered a couple of groups coming back down, but it was mostly smooth sailing up to the top. About half a dozen other people on top when we finished the climb, coming back down we encountered a lot of traffic jams. Even with the massive amounts of traffic this hike receives I feel it's totally worth it. The views are incredible and the scrambling adds an extra element of fun to the hike.

I thought the "sketchiness" of Angel's Landing is overrated. The chains felt unnecessary and I never really used them. On the way back down I did most of it with my hands in my pockets. I actually have a fear of heights and climbing, but it wasn't an issue for me, yet most other hikers were holding on to the chains for dear life. :roll: If it was wet or icy, I can see the need for the chains.

Next we headed further up the canyon along the West Rim trail to Cabin Spring. I like this area a lot. My first ever backpacking trip was from Lava Point to the canyon floor along the West Rim trail and the scenery blew me away when I wasn't focused on how thirsty I was because I hadn't brought enough water. :) It's still just as stunning. The white slick rock and pines could fool some (when looking at a photograph) in to thinking they are looking at Yosemite. Very peaceful back there.
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