The second day of our trip we only had one item on the itinerary: hike Angels Landing. This is a picture
only heavy post. It is Friday, so I don’t want to make you work too hard. You’re welcome.
Besides, there really isn’t much to say…it was so awesome.
Obligatory handstands at the park entrance
We took the bus into the park and got off at the Angels Landing trailhead. It was at the bottom of the canyon, next to the river.
One of the very few things we did ‘wrong’ on this trip, was stopping and goofing off before we even started making our way up the trail. We were so in awe of the beauty and rocks in the canyon. We had no idea how much better it was at the top. It was all gorgeous. We really couldn’t comprehend how amazing it would be higher up.
Then we started the gradual climb up the rock face, then hit the switchbacks to get to the final trailhead to get to Angels Landing point.
Once you get up the switchbacks, there is a big “waiting area” that offers great views. From there it’s 1/2mi to the “Landing”, the top of the cliffs. That 1/2mi is deceptive…it’s climbing most of the way. Narrow path and with people coming-and-going, one has to step off to the side, or cling to the chain, to let people pass.
HANDSTANDS AT THE TOP! Hollis got upset with me and went off to admire the views away from Teeej and me. Apparently, she doesn’t believe in dying via stupidity. I believe in Darwin.
douchebaggery fun at the top! And shocker, we weren’t the only ones. These guys stopped to talk to us after seeing me try some squats.
See, this guy was excited I was wearing Inov-8’s too. And he was proud of his shorts. We were actually stunned someone would wear these in public.
Some regular touristy shots at the top
Teej took a real pic of us up there.
More of the top
And….on the way back down
Lets enjoy the view. Also, I was unsure of horizontal striped yoga pants. I got many compliments, as they looked psychedelic when I walked!
Next….day 95, Zion 50k RR!
Near….far…wherever you are…. That was some good scary fun!
I want to go back, forever!