Thursday, March 12, 2009

On to Zions

Our friend Pam (who went to school with Spence) came into town for a week. We had so much fun doing all kind of things. Last weekend we took her to Bryce and Zion National Park. You saw the pictures from Bryce, and next up came Zion. We met up with Tom (who also went to school with them) and his new wife Carly (of one month) to hike Angels Landing in Zion.

It was a gorgeous day for hiking.

OK - so Angel's Landing, huh? Props to the people who have hiked it, because it was super scary. The first part was awesome, and then the last .25 mile is hiking with chains. If you look at that mountain behind me that is the ridge you hike up holding chains. When Spence showed me that, I thought he was lying. It was really dangerous. I mean, if you slipped and fell, you fall 4,000 feet on either side. It was pretty narly, and I was dang proud of myself for doing it.


This gives you an idea of how you have sheer cliffs on both sides the whole way up that ridge.

View from the top baby!


Tom and Carly are living in St. George right now, so we were able to spend the weekend at their place. Saturday night we went up snow canyon and had a big campfire and roasted mellows and had campfire dinners.


Big fan of the campfire dinners!


We had a great weekend! Thanks to our families for watching the goose!

20 comments:

Sam and Jess said...

No thank you. I will never be doing that hike. Thanks for filling me in so that if Sam ever tries to talk me into it without a full disclosure I will know what I'm in for. Good job to you, though. And it looks like you guys have mastered the tin foil dinners (remember the catastrophe at the Reams??) Good times!!

Erika Hanks said...

Oh that looks SO FUN! I have heard about that Angel's Landing...pretty scary, I am impressed you did it! The pictures are gorgeous.

Jen Petty said...

That hike is awesome. Way to go! Ahhh, I love campfires and tin foil dinners. Looks like you guys had a blast! I miss hiking. Texas is about as flat as a pancake!

Weston and Nicole said...

WOW, those pictures are so amazing. I can't believe we live to close to such a beautiful place. I want to hike Angels Landing!! Soon.

Melissa said...

What a great time! I love Utah, seriously can it get any prettier? Oh wait it just needs the ocean. :)

Devin, Naomi and Spencer said...

Hey Katie,

What a fun trip, way to hike that scary mountain- so brave- but hey you could probably even do it 7 months pregnant!

Martha and I are coming to see you next week- wed or thursday! Can't wait to see you!

naomi

Chelsey said...

Wow...I'm impressed you guys! That looks incredible.

Abi said...

I am not sure if I will ever do that hike. I seriously get anxiety just thinking about it.

Erin Wittwer said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Tyler is from St. George so your pictures are making me miss that place!

Scott and Amy said...

Angles Landing is one of my all time favorite hikes!!! It is so super scary that last part. It looks like you have had so much fun!! You and spence are always doing so many fun things. I love checking out your blog! love you katie and spence.

rocknclarks said...

We hiked Angel's landing last spring... Wasn't it incredible once you got to the top! Way to go!

Suzi said...

That looks like so much fun!! You lucky ducks!! I am dying to get away, no fair. :) Let me know when you want to play again.

emily said...

really i love campfire dinners to they are soooooo good

The Brown Team said...

Katie - GO check again I did it just for you!!!

kalie and kevin chamberlain said...

Love Zions and St. George. Glad you guys are doing great!

Melissa (Catlin) Kiser said...

hey katie! rob proposed on top of angel's landing and i whined the whole way up (not knowing what was going to happen at the top). i'm glad he still stuck with me. the second time we did it rob carried noah on his back and i was prego with ben. i don't know what we were thinking. i don't think we did the chain part that time. anyway, it is pretty fun and what a view! ramble, ramble....we'll be back up in SLC on monday so let's meet up before we leave, 'kay?

Natalie said...

Hey, i just did that hike this weekend! I loved it!

The Richards Family said...

I get the willies from that picture of you guys on the cliff...OUTSIDE of the little chain fence. Wow. You are brave. I do not like heights. But looks like fun!

Erika Hanks said...

Your blogging has sure died down since moving back to UT! I need to see some updated Lance pics! I bet he is HUGE!

Scott and Amy said...

Katie that would be so much fun to see you and lance!!! I would love for you to come and visit!! I always love visitors I get board not seeing anyone ever ha ha ha. Yeah it will be so much fun!! I'll email you my address and phone number and all that stuff!! I can't wait to see you!