This along with the remainder of the photos are of a hike to Angels Landing.
The most interesting part of getting to Angels Landing is the long, narrow spine that is crossed to reach the top. This is the steepest section. Many, many sections of chains are bolted to the rocks to use as hand-holds.
One view from Angels Landing.
A guy left his pack on the ground with a partially uneaten Cliff Bar.
A lady apparently felt sorry for me since I was hiking alone and volunteered to take my photo for me. I suppose I'm pitiful :)
Even this full-time resident of Angels Landing doesn't tire of admiring the view from 1,400 feet over the valley floor!
I'm on the return trip at this point, so Angels Landing is behind me. Another section of the rocky spine is ahead of me before the chains are no longer necessary.
Some folks scampered around pretty gracefully...while others maintained a death-grip on the chains. The young lady on the left is cool as a cucumber while her mom demonstrates how to look terrified. The daughter finally looked at me and said, "You can go around us if you want."
This super-smiley lady is waiting for me to get down so she could have the chains to herself.
Walter's Wiggles, a series of 21 steep switchbacks. You can only see a few of them here.
More switchbacks. Once you descend out of this canyon, you will soon see the view in the next photo of another long set of switchbacks.
This seemed like the only hospitable place (the very bottom) with water and small trees just large enough to provide shade. I saw one family jump straight in the water to cool off!