Angels Landing and my weird obsession with heights

I like heights. I’m not someone who’s going to fling myself off the first cliff I can, but I like them. They don’t scare me – they put the fear of god in me. I love heights because they are terrifying and remind me of my mortality. The terror is thrilling.

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And what better place to channel that obsession through Angels Landing?

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There were some points where Austin and I were standing inches away from at least a 200-foot drop. It was surreal looking over the ledge and realizing that if I fell off it, I’d be a goner.

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Sorry – I tend to channel my inner morbidity when hiking places like this.

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I was amazed at how steep the trail was. I’ve done this trail before, and this time around, we wanted to use the chains as little as possible.

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Most people on the trail were very courteous to let everyone pass and take turns. It makes life a LOT easier.

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I can’t get over how steep this is. I love it.

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Look how crazy narrow it is! I’m sure there are narrower and more intimidating trails out there, but this one is pretty unique.

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In case you can’t tell, my favorite photos are the ones taken from above.

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Look at all that gorgeous red rock. Zion National Park is one of my favorites.

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Whether you call it “Zions” or “Zion,” you can’t deny the epic factor of this place.

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I love the thin slats of rock stacked so firmly on each other – look at those details in the rock.

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Yep. It’s awesome. That’s all.

2 comments

  1. I love this hike! But I have to admit that I cried on the way up and almost turned around! I’m not afraid of hikes, but I’m afraid of dying and knew I was one wrong step away from death on that trail. I’m glad I pushed through and did it though!

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    • Hey, good for you! I totally recognize overcoming fear – we all have fear in one way or another, and a fear of death by falling is COMPLETELY understandable. I’m glad you saw it to the end!

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