I planned on being back in Orlando a couple days before Thanksgiving, but I still had some stuff I wanted to see. So I drove back to Utah to go to Zion National Park. I got to the park just before sunset and set up camp just outside the park. I found a cool free dispersed campsite right along a little creek. I met a really nice couple at the campsite that were also traveling around. We shared some beers and good conversation by the fire.
The next morning I woke up early to do the Angels Landing hike. This hike was incredible! It starts with a pretty strenuous climb of switch backs until you reach the top of the ridge. From there the trails follows a narrow spine up the mountain. Either side is about a 1500 foot drop. Almost at the top of the trail was a giant California Condor. The Condor is the largest flying land bird in North America. The Condor was perched up in a tree along the narrow trail. The trail then turns into a fun scramble up the spine to Angels Landing. From there you get an amazing 360 degree view of Zion.
After the Angels Landing hike, I hiked up to the Emerald Pools. I camped for one more night just outside of Zion. The next morning I woke up early for another long day of driving. On to Crested Butte, Colorado!