I Survived Angels Landing!
|Starting Up Angels Landing|
There were a couple of times when I wondered if I could make it all of the way up the mountain. I had to use my arms to lift myself up to the higher stepping spots in the rocks because my short legs couldn't reach the next place to step, and a couple of times, I asked my husband to give me a push up the rocks. My arms are still tired two days later.
|Exhaustion at the Top of Angels Landing|
We thought climbing down would much faster, but it still took us 1 1/2 hours. The 21 switchbacks down made my toes and knees hurt a bit. It's a good thing we started at 10am and not any later. On our hike down, it was hot!
The Angels Landing hike is about five miles long and the fun of hanging onto a chain to stay alive - well, priceless.
The next day I ran 6 miles at Red Rocks Rec Park near St. George. The park was across the street from the KOA park where we stayed so it was easy to go there and run on the White Reef trail - just me and the mountains - peaceful. We stopped at Croshaws in St. George for pie before heading towards the Grand Canyon. Their pie is delicious!
Next up in running, I'm running the Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon Stagecoach 55K trail race in this Saturday!