Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Utah Adventure - Day 4

We hung up the bicycles today and traded our wheels for tennis shoes. We got an early start and were able to get in two great hikes. Our first hike was up the Angels Landing trail. The trail rises from the canyon floor 1100 ft to the crest of one of the canyon walls. Fortunately, most of the trail was in the shade. The whole hike was a pleasure though the last one half to Angels Landing was too congested and precarious that we decided to turn around at Scouts Landing. From there we could see the valley and look over several cliffs. The second hike was up the Narrows at the head of the canyon. The canyon narrows to 20 to 50 feet, but the walls still rise 1000 ft. After a mile, the only way to proceed is walking through the river – another adventure. Wading in cold water in a cool canyon is the way to spend the heat of the day in Zion Park. We both thoroughly enjoyed our hiking and feel like we can move on to the next park.


secondborn said...

Fun to see -- as we are seeing your pics, we are reminded of our trip to Zion and Bryce when Sarah & Mike were still living in Utah --we didn't take quite the adventurous hike on Angel's Landing but loved hiking in the river with the steep canyon walls. I get Dad's weak knees just looking at the route of Angel's hike!

Ellen said...

I also get weak knees just looking at the pictures! Where are their guard rails???