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I’ve done some interesting hikes over the last few years.
Some of my favorites are:
•Koko Head Crater Railway trail in Oahu
•Beehive Trail in Banff NP in Canada •Wheeler Peak in Great Basin NP
•Lions Head in Cape Town
•Half Dome in Yosemite NP
All of these hikes had something special, but Angels Landing in Zion was the hike with the most preparation, trepidation and anticipation. And it’s the classic example of why too much research can be a bad thingsometimes. So many people said that Angels Landing was so scary, that you can almost psych yourself up TOO much.
Look.,,,There is definitely real danger in that hike. It’s probably good that people are nervous on that hikebecause it’ll make you pay more attention. But in hindsight, it really wasn’t THAT bad. It has its spots that definitely test your nervesbut the chains definitely make it much easier. Without the chains thoughI’m not sure I’m interested in the hike
The view at the top is nothing short of spectacular. I wish I could’ve gotten up earlier when there was softer lighting in the canyon. But Zion is so busy that every year, the close the roads to shuttle bus traffic only earlier and earlier. So I couldn’t drive the road as early as I wanted. Definitely an incredible experience
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