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Old 07-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #21
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Nice! I did it years ago, and I remember thinking "just how solid is this chain?"
Nah....not for me....I like to hike, but those heights are doozies! Love those photos! I work with JLG's and Sizzors lifts, but Angel's Landing looks a lot more difficult for this old man. That's the only thing good about getting old, I can use it for most excuses I need to get out of things! lol
BTW...you guys are great with all the info and pictures. We certainly appreciate it here.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:26 PM   #22
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I did that hike a few years ago and was shaking the whole time! It is quite a view, but dang it is scary getting there!
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:53 PM   #23
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Of course not Jim. It's a stock photo. What I'd really like to see is Jon Vermilye's shots of the same place. His photos of Arches, Canyonlands, etc are superb.
Thanks for the plug, but I never quite made it to the top of Angels Landing during a 2011 visit. It was so crowded the day I went there that there was a 10 - 15 minute wait at each section of chain to avoid the crowd coming down. I did get as far as the last leg, and gave up in frustration. I wish I had as dramatic a sky in my images of the climb.

I hiked the Narrows (in the Virgin River) is 2012. Zion 2012

One last point. If you go to Arches (and you should) also take a visit to Dead Horse Point State Park & Canyonlands. Both have some great views without any hiking. Of course, they also have some great hikes!
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:55 PM   #24
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Thanks for the plug, but I never quite made it to the top of Angels Landing during a 2011 visit. It was so crowded the day I went there that there was a 10 - 15 minute wait at each section of chain to avoid the crowd coming down. I did get as far as the last leg, and gave up in frustration. I wish I had as dramatic a sky in the my images of the climb.

I hiked the Narrows (in the Virgin River) is 2012. Zion 2012
Doesn't matter Jon. Again, great photo!
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:11 PM   #25
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Years ago we tented at Bryce Canyon. Never before or since have we seen such a beautiful night sky with the stars. We talk about it to this day. Loren
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Years ago we tented at Bryce Canyon. Never before or since have we seen such a beautiful night sky with the stars. We talk about it to this day. Loren
So true. Having grown up in Utah, and spending many a summer night just looking at the Milky Way, when I moved down south I thought "where did the stars go?"
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #27
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One of the many things I look forward to when going camping is the night sky with all the stars. If you stay in the city you do forget just what a star filled night is. Jasper Alberta is another great place we like to go that is great for star watching. And one of the benefits of not having a toilet in our 15A is that you get to go for late night walks under the stars - priceless! Of course on rainy nights the walk is not nearly as interesting!
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:44 AM   #28
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Years ago we tented at Bryce Canyon. Never before or since have we seen such a beautiful night sky with the stars. We talk about it to this day. Loren
It is beautiful there. I would like to go and do one of their guided full moon hikes. I bet that the moonlight puts a wonderful perspective on the cool terrain.
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In Yosemite on a full moon night there is a ranger held get together explaining all the sights in the valley, plenty of oohs and aahs and sighs.
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