Angel’s Landing is one of the most rewarding hikes I’ve ever done. I never thought I’d spend my travels pulling myself up a mountain using some questionable chains - but I did, and I loved every second! 💕⛰
The best places are the ones that make you feel insignificant.
Zion you are picture perfect!
Did you know I consider you an orange Yosemite? Well if you didn’t, now you know. You are still beautiful though!
Tarantula Hawks hunt tarantulas by using their sting to paralyze the spider and then drag it into their nest where larva can feed on it. Happy Monday!
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”
3 days in Zion: The Narrows, Observation Point and Hop Valley - Kolob Arch.
Epic vistas, optional but strongly recommended scrambling, regular canyon bath opportunities, loads of big rocks and holes in the ground, and sick times with friends including some surprise guest appearances!! #ZionNP #narrows #observationpt #3beastly #kolob #ut #justutahthings
Captain Stance in The Narrows. #ZionNP
The subway has the dubious distinction of being one of the three places in my life where I thought I was going to die (the other two being caught in a riptide in Mexico and climbing to sierra point alone on a 50 degree grade I couldn't even look down never mind descend)
The hike itself isn't that hard, only around 8 miles round trip, though almost all of it was through snow and 36 degree water. The issue was that I hadn't drank any water (a usual failing of mine) and while standing in the middle of a stream I got so dizzy and light headed that I couldn't think, I couldn't see, and I couldn't stand. After collapsing on a snow bank it was still getting worse and I could begin to see a lot of black spots in my vision (an improvement from the total blackness of standing up) and a very fuzzy headedness. It's extremely hard to describe how I felt because I wasn't perceiving the world clearly, it was like looking out through a haze and realizing very slowly "I'm 5 miles out into a canyon. I can't move or for that matter feel half my body. They probably can't land a helicopter here. I'm right fucked aren't I." except it wasn't half so clear as that. Imagine you just got up really quickly and you can't stand, like literally vision going black and when you come round your on the floor can't stand, and at the same time you're trying to think out a complex series of events. Your mind just can't operate clearly during that. While I was lying on the snow like this I managed to take a sip of water and around 5 minutes later I was (relatively) fine. And that's why you should drink water. #neveragain
#zionnationalpark #zionnps #zionsubway #zionnationalparkutah #zionnp #longexpo_addiction #longexpolite #longexpoelite #longexpohunter #longexpo_kings #earthpix #instagood #dreamworldimages #stunnersoninsta #utahunique #exploreutah #utahgram #utahphotographer #utah
List of trails still closed until further notice: Upper Emerald Pools, Kayenta Trail, West Rim Trail (which includes Angels Landing).
"Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and; tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love." — John Muir, Mountain Thoughts⠀
📷: Rich Martello⠀
#johnmuir #mountainthoughts #zion #virginriver #zionnp #zionnationalpark #beaUTAHful #scenicutah #optoutside #wearerivers #riversconnectus
Noooo... I’m not done posting all my photos from UT. I only have 4,376 to go! Jk. All right, I might be getting done but I had to make sure I posted the gems at the very least. 👀
P.S. My hair is on point here. 🤓🙋🏻
to glamping in Zion. Tomorrow we head to @acadianps
for a few days of camping and hiking in Maine.
Angels Landing hike in Zion NP, Southern Utah.
52 days until more waterfalls and adventures 😊❤️☀️🇮🇸