Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Angels Landing Utah

What do you see when you look at this photo?

Coming? Going? Scared? Happy? Relief? Other?

My husband, Curtis and I were excited to finally reach the summit of Angels Landing where people gathered for lunch and photo ops of the awesome view. About to high five and celebrate we quickly learned we weren't at the top, but on what is known in hiking as false summit where many stopped and wouldn't continue to the real summit while others just returned from there. "There" being the knife edge where I am pointing in the photo, the real summit, another 450 feet up, which translated was roughly another half-hour to the top of Angels Landing in Zion Park Utah

Trust me, it was a decent hike and just as satisfying to have stopped here. I mean look at the view! 
Well, it didn't take long, I decided to persevere to the top. I refused to say I was so close, but ... 

Together we climbed the last leg of the hike. The knife edge. I couldn't tell if the view was more breathtaking and exhilarating then the false summit or it just felt that way because I accomplished it. 
Summit of Angels Landing Utah 2009
Tammy Sue and Curtis

Summit of Angels Landing Utah 2009

If you only knew how victorious I felt at this moment.