Came across this little spot while driving near Zion. The first thing I saw from the highway was the "Virgin Jail." Not realizing that I was in Virgin, Utah or that the place this was outside of was the "Virgin Trading Post," my immediate thought was, "Well virginity is kind of unfortunate but it seems a strange thing to be put in jail for..."
A silly thought, but then, they do seem to have fun with the name - check out the third picture, this was hanging on the wall. And if you ever stop there, the wifi password is "iamavirgin." #ontheroad#travel#trip#roadtrip#road#journey#instatravel#instausa#utah
As promised in my last post - this series of pictures gives you an idea of what it's like to hike/climb to Angel's Landing. It involves first a fairly easy trek down a canyon, then it gets abruptly more difficult as you need to ascend 21 steep switchbacks (I counted) that get you to the top of one end of a long, sometimes narrow spine of rock (the second to last picture is a look back at that long spine of rock). That's where it gets fun. As you go along that rock, climbing further, shimmying along the rock wall, you rely on chains nailed into the rock to keep from falling; at times the "trail" is only a couple feet wide at most. You will be holding onto a chain on your left, and if you turn to look to your right, you are staring straight down over a thousand feet to the ground below. It is exhilarating and fantastic. I can't in good conscience recommend this to everyone, but I am very glad I did it. Achievement fucking unlocked. #ontheroad#travel#trip#roadtrip#road#journey#instatravel#instausa#travelphotography#hiking#hikingtrails#adventure#trails#instanature#instaphotography#utah#angelslanding#zionnationalpark