Angels Landing is at the top of that cliff. Photo by Victoria Herman
Every now and then my common sense kicks in! Recently it was helped along by a hip that was complaining bitterly (recovered now).
This all happened in Zion National Park when I decided NOT to tackle the 2.5-mile, 5-hour hike to Angels Landing. I mean, seriously, what business did I have scaling a ‘mountain’ that rises almost 1500 feet and includes more than 20 steep, treacherous switchbacks?
See that narrow ledge (in the shadow) that runs along the cliff? That’s the walk to Angels Landing. Photo by Victoria Herman
It’s that narrow path along the rocks again! Glad I didn’t try. Photo by Fiona Haddy
The trail, cut into solid rock in 1926, has an especially challenging last half mile. According to one website, that section of the trail is ‘strenuous and lined with numerous sharp drop…
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