After leaving Zion (the day after the Angel’s Landing hike), we’ve headed over to the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Bridge over the Grand Canyon is always a good stop.
Over the last couple of days you may have noticed how Ian’s footwear kept changing, and how he went barefoot on the Angel’s Landing trail.
There’s a tale to tell.
On our last day at Zion it took us a while to figure out what to do. I was a bit footsore from doing 8.5 miles two days previously, and 5.4 miles yesterday. Ian’s knee was acting up. Our choices were to just hang around soaking up scenery, trying the Narrows (upcanyon where the walls close in on you), or Angel’s Landing, a knife-edge mesa.
Eventually we decided we’d go for the challenging Angel’s Landing, with a nearly 1500 foot climb and a 5.4 mile round trip.
When I go hiking around Central Ohio, I often look for a more out-of-the-way place. Sure, I also hit the main attractions, but I also have a yen for the different.
So, here in Zion, after hitting Observation Point, we went to Huber Wash.
So, we (my son and I) are at Zion National Park. It’s time for some serious hiking. Our plans were to do the 8-mile round trip to Observation Point. Our neighbors (next campsite over) had mentioned that much of the trail was “paved”, but what did that mean?
And would it be a problem to hike it barefoot?
After we left the Colorado National Monument, we kept going west on Interstate 70. It rained the whole time. We then turned south on Interstate 15. It rained about half the way.
However, by the time we cut back to Zion National Park, it had cleared and the sun was out.