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I hate you Walter. No not you Walter. The Walter that almost made me die today on his wiggles. you know the “Walter wiggles”.Today we woke up and Hite the road. We had a two hour drive ahead of us and we wanted to arrive at our new destination by 10 ish. We were on a time crunch. My alarm went off at 7:05 and I have recently learned that my family is not to fond of my alarm sound. Apparently it sounds to much like workout music. But it is the only thing that actually wakes me up so it is staying. Then we arrived at Zion. We went into the hotel check in.And got. Our parking pass. Then we got our hiking bags and boots and headed to the shuttle stop. We got there just in time to Get one. We only stayed on the bus for a minute our to because we got to our stop. The trail that lead us up to our destination the top of angels landing. You know that hike the has caused 14 deaths. That is the hike we did today. As soon as we got on the trail there was a ranger checking for our permits. It seemed like everything was going well. I mean I was even in a shockingly good mood. Then boom not even a tenth of a mile in I got stung. I am not sure what I got stung by but it felt like how it felt when I got stung by 6 wasps last year well backpacking. I took some advil and we cleaned the blood. Then up we went. And up and up. And up. It was mostly very long switchbacks. We took occasional breaks when needed. And I did a good job at keeping going. Once we made it up the first set of switchbacks we went inside a canyon thing. At this point there were a lot fewer people then in the beginning. The whole thing was just up. I swear there was not even an inch of down or flat all up. At the end of the canyon we got to Walter’s wiggles it is a series of 24 very steep switchbacks to the top of part or the canyon wall. Once we made it to the top we had gone two miles and the little did I know the next half mile of my life was going to be the most terrifying half mile of my life. When we were going to the top there were these metal chains. Honestly I think they made it scarier if the person infront of you let loose of the chain then you went down. If the person behind you pulled on the chain then it went up and it was terrifying. Also I forgot the mention that there a 1000+ drop off on either side of us. A lot of the time it was 180 degree angels you were climbing up and had to rely on your upper body strength to pull yourself up the chain and to the top of the ledge. I am very proud to say that the the half mile up I only cried twice and only broke one watch. When I got to the top I even had my own personal cheer squad of about 5 people. We did not stay up for long only about 10 minutes die to the expected rain. On the way down I did the “scoot your boot” method most of the way meaning I sat down and slide down the sheer rock. I did manage to ruin my pants thought witch I am mad about because they were new and a pretty pink color. I think the worst part though was the lack of satisfaction at the top. It’s fine though because I can still stay I did according to Google the scariest hike in amarican. Once I made it to the bottom we walked back to the hotel. We rotated taking showers and drinking beer or lemonaid. We had dinner at the lodge then sat outside for a bit. No s’mores again tonight.

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  1. Ha!!! Thank you for clarifying I’m not the Walter you hate. And glad you survived evil Walter’s wiggles!

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