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Wave Time Type 2:1

By CraigBill    
I was Lucky. Normally you have to win a lottery system that the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) set up. I just drove days to get there, but I had no idea that this system was in place. I now understand why. Only twenty people a day are allowed into this wilderness area. It was very easy to get lost as the directions in this beautiful desert formation are unclear for most casual hikers. At least limiting the amount of people a day makes it easier to find them in the event they become “naturally misplaced.”

There were about forty people/groups gathered at the ranger station ready to play this lottery when I arrived. People from Germany, France, Japan, and other places that I was surprised to find there. The ranger announced that the web site had been down for several weeks and that the lottery will be held there at the ranger station. I was lucky it was there and not on the internet that had to be won months ahead of time - and that the twentieth person picked was me. I had wanted for years to see “The Wave” formation found along the Arizona/Utah border.

Although the actual formation is not expansive, the Wave is well worth the effort to experience. I only wish I could have Stayed longer.

Tags: Desert Sandstone Arizona Landscape and travel The wave

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29 Apr 2020 3:48AM
You were a lucky person.....what an amazing vista.

29 Apr 2020 5:57AM
GREAT CAPTURE. Really out of this world.

richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
29 Apr 2020 8:39AM
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 9:12AM
An amazzing image.

Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 10:36AM
So worth the effort.
Tooma 5 2.2k 3 Scotland
29 Apr 2020 11:26AM
Great looking image. Smile
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 11:30AM
Just WOW!!!
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2020 12:19PM
Wonderful details...
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
29 Apr 2020 3:09PM
Magnificent !!!! back in the 90's I wanted to go here !! Craig. A dream visit !!

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