So I got up early, packed up and checked out of my camp site. Caught the shuttle to the trail head for Angels Landing and was very excited to take on my fear of heights. I hiked the two miles STRAIGHT UP HILL and got to the trail junction. It said it was only .5 miles to the peak, I looked at the chains, hanging from the side of the mountain and thought, I have climbed Half Dome this should be a piece of cake. I got around to the back side and was feeling really good about myself... until someone pointed out that the real peak was straight up the side of the next peak. There were spots where you would literally be hanging over a 1,000 foot drop with just a chain and afoot and a half to trail. I looked up and decided... not a chance. Turned around and went back down the trail and I don't feel bad about it at all.
Let me reiterate. $2.00 is a small price for 8 minutes of bliss. I haven't had a shower in 2 days and today I got to take a shower and do laundry. I am really stoked about it too.
There is still snow on the ground here in Bryce so I know that tonight will be a very cold one. I am really looking forward to hiking the park, it should be wonderful. Two days here then off to the big SLC. I will have pic of the park soon.
I met a cool guy from Montana named Kaleb who works at Yellow Stone. He said he was skiing just a couple of weeks ago so It would probably be a good idea to head down instead of across and get Yellow Stone later in the season. So after SLC it will probably be Colorado then the other side of AZ and the top of NM. Josh came through so I will have a place to cool my heels near Taos. More to come.