Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Road Trip Day 4: ZION National Park
Zion is trailrunning paradise.
As long as you're not afraid of heights...
And as long as you wear a Gregory pack with a 100oz Hydrapak bladder full of water and nuun. Wow, that was 3 plugs in one sentence!
After a two days of 3hr singletrack riding, we zipped over from Hurricane to nearby Zion National Park. Our plan was to run/hike up to Angel's Landing via Emerald Falls and then explore the slickrock trails of nearby Telephone Canyon. Angel's Landing is not only one of the most spectacular hikes in the world, but also one of the most exposed and deadly. There is very little margin for error, or slipping. It's over 1,000 feet straight down as you hike up a narrow ledge with chains bolted intermittently. Would I do it again? Probably not. Am I glad I was able to make it on a perfect day, snap some photos and enjoy the experience? Absolutely!
Not for the agrophobic.
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