quote:Originally posted by Tray The wet spot on my shirt is attributable to me laying on my camelback spout in this shot. If you don't mind seeing drop-offs like this then you'll have no problem hiking Angel's Landing.
In July of 1969 my family had a reunion at Zion National Park - that being a near halfway point for the Texas/Oklahoma bunch, and the Oregon/Washington members. We rented 60 spaces in the north campground, up past the lodge and restaraunt a good ways. That was at the time the head of the road. My siblings, cousins, and I hiked every trail we could during that week: Angels Landing, Temple of the Virgin, and lots more. It was a great trip.
In 2005 my Mom and I drove from Oregon to here by the scenic route, staying two nights at Cruise Director's home in St. George, UT. When we left there we drove into Zion, intending to just take a scenic run up to the lodge. Unfortunately, at the canyon entrance you have to park your vehicle and take a (free) tour bus ride, unless you are actually staying at the lodge or have a campground reservation. At that altitude Mom ran out of breath in about 10 steps, so we elected not to do so. Instead we took the switchback road up the canyon wall and through the tunnel, then over to Bryce Canyon.
I hope to go back there one day - I can camp for free in national parks, so I'll do so.