Tag: Angel’s Landing
Named after Zion National Park’s superintendent, Walter Ruesch, these switchbacks were constructed in 1926. These series of 21 switchbacks lead to the diabolical Angel’s Landing trail but you better be in decent shape to conquer both.
Cloudy, Foggy, Ethereal, Ephemeral Zion National Park
A much-needed rainstorm passed through Zion on the first day of the government shutdown and I had the park pretty much to myself.
The Anxiety-Producing Angel’s Landing Hike
This hike at Zion National Park is for adrenaline junkies. Unfortunately, I only had enough adrenaline to get near the very top but I completed the part with big drop offs left and right.
Photo(s) Of The Week- Look Closely
If you look closely, you’ll see a rock climber scaling a sheer 1,500 foot wall of sandstone at Zion National Park, Utah. He’s lugging a bag of gear so he can spend the night up there. This was taken late in the afternoon and he had a long way to the top which is Angel’s…
Zion National Park’s Observation Point Trail
While Angel’s Landing and The Narrows’ hikes get all the pub and hype, the Observation Point Trail at Zion is a classic. You not only will receive a great workout, you’ll also capture some dramatic photos. It’s 4 miles up and of course 4 miles down. An elevation gain of over 2,100 feet will get…
Angels’s Landing Anyone?
When visitors to Zion National Park ask me what hike they should try, I tell them if they aren’t afraid of heights and adventure, you must conquer the diabolical Angel’s Landing. I’ve completed it 3 times but see no reason to risk my life again. The peak was named by a Methodist clergyman, Frederick Vining…