Recently I was fortunate enough to guest post for The Modern Day Explorer by writing about my experience hiking Angels Landing. I have written previously about my hike and while that was a summary of my experience hiking this guest post was more a warning to others. A warning that if they were impatient, scared of heights, had mobility or balance issues then this was not the hike for them.

Angels Landing, Zion National Park

Angels Landing, Zion National Park

In this post I explained that anyone with a moderate level of fitness could hike the first part of the walk however they should then remain at Scout Lookout and spend their time people watching and shoeing away the resident Chipmunks instead of going further.

By people watching here you will see it all. You will see how people respond under situations of stress, how people interact within their relationships but also to others on the trail, you will see those obviously not prepared and those that have an inflated sense of their ability and you will form a camaraderie with those that remain at Scout Lookout and people watch with you.

Observation Point, Zion National Park

Observation Point, looking down on Angels Landing. Zion National Park

If others in your group decide to attempt the second part of the walk and you decide not to never fear of being left alone. This is one of the most popular hikes in Zion National Park and thousands of people attempt it each year so you will have plenty of people to watch and interact with however if you prefer there are plenty of chipmunks to keep you entertained as they try sneak into your bag and steal food.

So if you are thinking of going to Utah in the United States of America then you should definitely go to Zion National Park and if you are going to Zion then you should definitely consider hiking Angels Landing. It was an enjoyable and memorable hike whether you go the entire way or not and if you want to learn more read the full article by clicking here.

Carry On,