Here is my hike to angels landing ... DO NOT ATTEMPT!

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RSKDSK

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Crazy that this hike is even allowed ... very dangerous (3 people have died this year and 14 since 2000). NO SUPERVISION is what makes this hike dangerous as people attempt to pass other people while dangling 1000 ft' on a 6" ledge


 
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I think I'll pass on that one.
 

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I'll will & have jumped out of a plane......BUT.....NOT DOING THAT HIKE!!:cool:
 

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This appears to be a very strenuous hike and a real mental challenge. From all my friends that have accomplished this hike, they loved it.

Unfortunately for me it will have to wait until the next life time. :)

Attempting to video while navigating this trail is exceeding dangerous ...

Interestingly most injuries/deaths occur on the wide section of the trail not the very narrow end with the chain hand hold. There are no railings and a simple misstep is all that is necessary for injury or worse.

 
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I can't wait to do this hike. It's been on my bucket list although I may need to seriously train to do it. Oh and maybe wear a diaper when the fear slaps me. LOL
 

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I would do it. Execept for the very top where the lines were forming, looked quite doable; dangerous, if you lose your balance, but a lot easier than the last one I did, of course,I am not 80 yet. I hope I can still do it then.
 

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Whole lotta nope in that vid.
 

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I am not afraid of the height or the ledge and the chain really helps, but it is very much a mental challenge! Once you get past the mental part, the realization kicks in that all these 18-25 year old invincible people do not realize that passing people IS NOT OK! One guy tried to pass my camera guy and he got caught on his hiking stick ... absolutely no park management stopping idiots from bother others.
 

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ARD, as an avid running ... I was surprised to find myself out of breath on at some of these hikes. Being in good physical condition is only half of the battle, the other half is learning to breath at higher elevations. I live my life at sea-level (on the FL coast) ... 6000-8000 feet up is a real change for me. The other factor is the heat, which really did not bother me as again ... I live in FL. My skin did get very dried out as there in no humidity there.
 

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Being in good physical condition is only half of the battle, the other half is learning to breath at higher elevations. I live my life at sea-level (on the FL coast) ... 6000-8000 feet up
I totally understand. I remember when i moved from Florida to Colorado 16 years ago on my first hike, this older couple passed me TWICE going up and back down. ? It took me a while to get used to the elevation. Whenever I go back to Florida, my skin is so happy to get all plump and juicy again. LOL Drinking LOTS of water helps. Thanks for sharing your hike with us. ?
 

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That reminds me when google maps insisted I should take a shorter route through the ozarks and because I was in the middle of driving I went with it and found myself on some “off the beaten path road”. Holy geez’us no thank you.
 

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I totally understand. I remember when i moved from Florida to Colorado 16 years ago on my first hike, this older couple passed me TWICE going up and back down. ? It took me a while to get used to the elevation. Whenever I go back to Florida, my skin is so happy to get all plump and juicy again. LOL Drinking LOTS of water helps. Thanks for sharing your hike with us. ?
Don’t feel bad.I regularly, have “older people” pass me, and I am not in bad shape. Some of these “older people” who have been doing this all of their lives are not to be messed with.?
 

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Yeah, I don't think that I will be attempting this one. I love Zion and have been there are few times...but I'll pass on this one and continue to watch the folks that post videos of their hikes! 😂
 

RSKDSK

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The hike itself is very much a mental challenge but doable. As I stated above, the real challenge is not being accidentally push, pulled, knocked, dragged, etc... by stupid people trying to pass you while you stand on a 6" ledge with a 1200' drop below. What needs to happen is that park management needs to limit the number of people and direction of traffic flow. Imagine trying to go to the summit ... standing on that little ledge while people who are going down from the summit are trying to pass you. They are literally wrapping their body around you as they try to pass ... and if they slip ... who do you think they are gonna grab.
 
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