My plan was to hike up the West Rim Trail and then take the trail over to Angels Landing.
It was a bit cold, probably in the 40's. I was happy to have capris, my Pata-gucci down sweater, gloves and headbands to wear, but as I climbed I took the jacket off.
After about one mile, you start up a section of 21 very short switchbacks, called Walter's Wiggles. Walter's Wiggles was named after the first superintendent of Zion who helped engineer the steep zigzagging section.
Then you get to where the trail to Angel's Landing begins.
I looked up at the sketchy route, and decided I had used up enough energy on this hike. (I was sweating and had a very high level of adrenalin going on!!) I have a race in two days, and I don't need to expend up all my energy on this hike. So I turned around, entirely fine with my decision.
I found it harder descending than ascending. I did most of this on four points.
I then headed up the West Rim Trail for a short hike up that way.
See the pink and blue? These are hikers going up Angels Landing.
I then headed back to the Zion Lodge for Second Breakfast, as it was about 10 am and I believe I earned those two bacon-egg-cheese biscuits!