Recently we went to Zion's National Park and hiked Angel's Landing. Zion is beautiful and only a few hours away from home. I think Utah has to be one of the prettiest places on earth. I wish I had gotten some photos to do it justice because it is amazing.
SPF 90 Yo!
We drove into the park and then caught a shuttle to take us closer to the start of our hike. Pearl loved riding in the shuttle with no car seat. She had her hand out the window most of the time pointing to pretty much everything she saw.
The only group pic we got from our time in Zion.
We started the hike around 11 am, and it was already pretty hot. At this point I'm still feeling okay, notice I'm at least carrying the diaper bag.
This was one of the lookouts on our hike. Notice I'm holding nothing and my personal packhorse, aka Danny, is carrying our water, diaper bag and 26 lb baby on his back. About a half hour into our hike I started feeling so nauseous and light headed. What a wuss! So Danny volunteered to carry all our crap and take stops whenever I needed. It was pretty embarrassing, especially because Melissa who is 24 weeks pregnant did awesome! Danny was really nice to make me feel like I'm not completely lame and we had such a fun time hiking slow and talking:)
Roman, Michelle and Bay
Adam, Melissa and Baby girl!
I didn't get a pic of Jake, Hailey or Ross at this point. Sorry guys:(
This photo of Angel's Landing is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Description: Angel's Landing is one of Zion's most spectular scenic outlooks; it can be reached only by a very demanding hike on the West Rim Trail. It is ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Zion National Park.
If you look on the bottom corner of this photo you can see the guy that is about to hike the spine of this mountain. It looks like a pretty sketchy hike, because it is! The hike up to this point isn't scary. It's steep and a ton of switch backs but nothing like this. We got to the part of the hike that a lot of people stop at and debated if we wanted to do it. Roman and Danny, the two carrying the babies, were planning on it the whole time. I was starting to feel a little better and could tell Danny really wanted us to try it so we started up the freaky hike despite a lady telling us not to take Pearl. Holding on to chains and carefully placing each step you can see our start. Bay and Pearl were of course the only babies we saw at this point. And we were getting some awesome looks because of it.
I didn't get many pics of hiking the intense parts because I was holding to the chains. In the beginning you are scaling this steep part and then after that it looks like this photo below.
This was the highest picture we got. The view was still awesome from here.
Maybe next time Angel/Satan's Landing.
The hike down was much easier.
Look, I'm smiling.
It was a fun day and we all slept awesome that night:)