Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Adventure - The Wave

Back in March a few of us MissFITs went on an adventure to The Wave. The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near the Arizona and Utah border on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful forms and the trackless hike required to reach it. Behold the Wave...

The BLM gives out 20 permits a day for this trail - 10 are issued by lottery (you have to apply 4 months in advance) and 10 are issued as walk-in permits the day before the hike. The essentials to take with you are a daypack with a camera and lots of water.

You can find information about the permit process here: BLM Permit Process/Lottery
The hike to the Wave is 2.9 miles. With your permit you'll get a map that shows you where to go. It’s easy to get lost going there since there's no track but the map has photos that show you what to look for and in which direction to go. The first part of the hike is through a wash and then on a sandy trail in a green brush field. Eventually you'll hike over a ridge and the scenery changes to beautiful rock formations.

A few photos from our trek are below but to see a slideshow of our voyage... Click Here

Please do not use these photos without permission. Thank you.

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