Stopping for a short break after gaining a quick couple hundred feet while hiking up Angels Landing in southwestern Utah.
Looking down at the trail we had hiked up so far with a nice view down Zion Canyon.
A short break after the first major series of switch-backs came to an end...briefly.
Making our way up the steepest part of the Angels Landing trail. Chains lined the last mile of the hike up to the top for safety reasons.
Getting closer! But still a little less than a mile to the top from this point. That massive cliff on the left hand side of the image...yea, the trail goes straight up that!
This shows you just how steep parts of the trail were. It was nearly vertical at times, hence the chains to help you out!
The trail gets a bit narrow at times as well.
Just a couple of sisters hangin' out on the edge of a 1,500 foot cliff.
Nearly at the top. You see that sliver of rock curving back towards the top-center of the frame? That's what we just hiked up. No biggie.
Victory! The view from the top is something else.
We arrived at the top a little before sunset, so hardly anyone else was there. Just as planned.
It is a 1,500 foot drop off from the edge of those rocks. Hang-gliding sure would be fun.
Group pic of the Lenart's at the top. Everyone did awesome on this hike!
Cinder Cone Trail
The view from the top of the Cinder Cone Trail, located near St. George, Utah.
The trail was a 1.5 mile round trip and gained a little over 500 feet in elevation.
The cinder cone sits just over 500 feet higher than the canyon around it. Its crater is elliptical at the top, 616 feet across at its widest, and just under 100 feet deep.