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... people , I cant tell you how nervous I am as the bus turns up . A few other hyper keen hikers then join us and looks like everyone is off to "do Angles" - there is lots of nervous energy on the bus as we wind our way up the canyon and its very infectious but not helping my nerves much . The bus drops us off at the Angles stop at around 7.30 its very quite and some sprint off - one hyper fit lady is aiming to run up it !! ...
... and it was hard to see the track clearly in places.
The track ends up at the opening of the hidden canyon after you descend down on a chain. The canyon itself was extremely icy, snowy and wet. Here you need scramble over rocks and boulders as you explore. This section was extremely slippery so I just perched(well tried to find a spot where I wouldn't slide) while Wade went off and did some exploring.We then had to head back down the track which meant back on ...
... there, starting off with a relatively short one up to Hidden Canyon on the first afternoon, where we got our first taste of some single file trails with huge drops to one side (fortunately equipped with chains to hold on to).
We wanted to do the famed Angel's Landing trail the next day, but ...
... we had absolutely torrential rain, thunder and lightning, so we spent most of Saturday in a very nice coffee shop and then went to the movies (Cedar City is in a civilized part of Utah!).
Sunday was our day for moving on, heading further south to Saint George, so we stopped off at Black Rocks for a bit of climbing on volcanic basalt that was very....black!
... with Andy and Dave, it was a steep uphill climb for two thirds of the way, including Walters Wiggles, 21 sharp switchbacks. Then it is a rock scramble, sometimes pulling yourself up chains, to the very top and out onto a precipice. Dave chose not to do that part as it is quite scary, in a couple of places there were steep dropoffs on both sides. It was fantastic, I absolutely loved it, although it was definitely very hard going. Most of the way was in shade but the ...
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