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angels landing zion park

Postby wayno » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 5:45 pm

intersting if not hair raising day walk in the states..
from the land of the long white clouds...
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby Onestepmore » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 8:18 pm

Thanks for posting Wayno, it's good to be able to see what some of the overseas trails are like

I can 'hike' Zion when I do my treadmill workout at the gym (amongst other US hiking trails) with interactive videos and commentary.
Keeps it interesting.
I'm always surprised at how groomed many of their popular walking trails are
And still, multiple people lose their lives each year falling from heights

Great views
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby eggs » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks Wayno
It is a great place - and it looks like a good workout, even if some folk would rather it was rougher and more life threatening :?
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby roysta » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 9:17 pm

Compagnoni Pass in Kanangra Boyd NP, NSW has one big chain and a few spikes that makes that Zion climb look like a child's picnic.
Americans tend to over dramatise their walks/climbs.

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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby tasadam » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 1:41 pm

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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby doogs » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 1:54 pm

How many points is it worth? :wink:
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby Orion » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 9:28 am

That is a nice walk, I've done it a couple of times. It doesn't take all that long, just a few hours if I remember correctly. Some people do get nervous on the little bit that's exposed but it's pretty tame by many measures. The video didn't do Zion justice however as it focused mostly on the people involved rather than the place. Zion is amazing, breathtaking actually.
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby tom_brennan » Thu 12 Dec, 2013 9:57 am

roysta wrote:Compagnoni Pass in Kanangra Boyd NP, NSW has one big chain and a few spikes that makes that Zion climb look like a child's picnic.
Americans tend to over dramatise their walks/climbs.


Despite the fact that it's equipped with chains for most of the scary sections, Angels Landing is still pretty scary. While Compagnoni Pass is more technically challenging, CP's a lot less exposed, and is over a lot more quickly. I certainly felt a lot less comfortable on the Angels Landing walk, and this is from someone who spends most of summer dangling on a rope in the canyons. The ridge slopes off both sides, and usually has a fine layer of sand that makes you nervous with your footing.

Additionally, we were the first people out to Angels Landing the day we did it, so we didn't have to contend with much passing of people – it would get worse later in the day!

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http://ozultimate.com/tom/photos/201309 ... hotos8.htm
Bushwalking NSW - http://bushwalkingnsw.com
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby eggs » Thu 12 Dec, 2013 10:23 am

Wow - Staggering tom.
What a fantastic set of photos and scary settings.
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby polas » Thu 12 Dec, 2013 1:31 pm

very beautiful scenery.
I miss going up first to the views and then back down. Here we have all reversed ;-)
I really enjoyed his other video from the same park:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNSrE0BJ8g
amazing locations.
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby TomGalvin » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 4:19 am

Keep in mind that our National parks are geared towards the masses, with rangers, rules, and limits on where you can go. The wilderness areas of our National forests and Bureau of Land Management are much less groomed, more remote, and require you to be responsible for yourself.
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby tom_brennan » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 9:49 am

polas wrote:I really enjoyed his other video from the same park:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNSrE0BJ8g

The Subway, one of the easier canyons (or harder hikes - as they did in the video you can avoid abseiling, but it's actually safer just to abseil). Some very pretty and often photographed sections.

Pictures from the Subway
http://ozultimate.com/tom/photos/201309 ... hotos4.htm
Bushwalking NSW - http://bushwalkingnsw.com
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby polas » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 10:41 am

tom_brennan wrote:
polas wrote:I really enjoyed his other video from the same park:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNSrE0BJ8g

The Subway, one of the easier canyons (or harder hikes - as they did in the video you can avoid abseiling, but it's actually safer just to abseil). Some very pretty and often photographed sections.

Pictures from the Subway
http://ozultimate.com/tom/photos/201309 ... hotos4.htm


beautiful photos Tom, as always. Your trip reports always fill me with envy :-)

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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby roysta » Sun 15 Dec, 2013 5:34 pm

tom_brennan wrote:While Compagnoni Pass is more technically challenging, CP's a lot less exposed, and is over a lot more quickly. I certainly felt a lot less comfortable on the Angels Landing walk, and this is from someone who spends most of summer dangling on a rope in the canyons.


Well Tom, I'm going to find out for myself on August 20 next year, too good an opportunity to miss.
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Re: angels landing zion park

Postby sanbot » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 10:03 pm

Angels landing was a lot of fun to do. I've done it twice and still have a strong desire to do it again. Did not like the crowds though. It might be scary for those with a fear of heights but it sure does not stop the masses.

Observation point trail on the other hand has way less people, may not be as "fun" but it has varied terrain that makes the hike a joy to do and some wonderful side distractions.

Bit hard to see but my avatar is a shot of me on observation point.
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