Needless to say, we were not brave enough to hike to the summit. We took a few pictures and headed back. It’s as close to heaven we were going to get at this time. It’s called Angels Landing because only birds can land safely on this narrow edge.
Angels Landing is one of the most notorious hikes in the park. It's a 5 mile round trip hike that leads to the top of a sheer-walled monolith. Walter’s Wiggles is a series of 21 closely spaced switchbacks that lead to the base of Angels Landing ( Scout’s Lookout ). The last half mile requires you to hold on to chains to get to the summit. The trail is only 2-3 feet wide at one point with an 800 foot drop on one side and a 1,000 foot drop on the other. As a result, only one person can go up or down at a time in this narrow section. They say the sight is magnificent at the top.