Frozen Angeles Landing

With a weekend off, and minimal snow conditions, we thought we had finally found the perfect weekend to visit Arches National Park, but when a sudden white out blizzard through us a curve ball we had to quickly find alternative plans.

Zion National Park, is one of the most visited parks on the West Coast, but during the winter weekend, it felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. After buying mittens, and talking to park rangers about microspikes we decided to attempt Angeles Landing, despite some snowfall.

For those who are not familiar Angeles landing starts off as a winding paved path, and escalates to scrambling with the help of bolted chains by the time you reach the top. At some points we would be walking with sheer drop offs into the valley on either side of us, but the views were incredible.

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Overall, it was an incredible experience, especially in winter. To anyone who want to do this hike when there’s any kind of temperature drop we highly recommend gloves, and of course always check in with the ranges to see if you need spikes or not.

Hike On,

Court & John

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