Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah is one of the most unique and thrilling hiking trails in any of the national parks The trail to the top takes you along the narrow spine of a highly exposed sandstone fin, complete with chains to help you reach the summit. The clincher for most hikers is the last half-mile to the top, where you must climb along the narrow ridge that has dizzying drop-offs on both sides—nearly a 1200 foot drop on one side and over 800 feet down on the other. When you reach the top, stunning valley views and canyon vistas spread out as far as the eye can see—a spectacular award for those who brave the climb. This was a spectacular climb as I kept plodding on trying to juggle my camera whilst climbing up a narrow arete using chains – not an easy thing – but boy was it worth it.
I can definitely say that this was the best hike that I have ever done anywhere in the world and that even includes my beloved Lake District in England!!
Canon EOS 5D mk 2 16 – 35 mm IS L series Lens ISO 100 F11 1/60th sec