Day 212: Surfing The Wave

Today is the day I have the permit to hike to The Wave.  The Wave is best photographed mid-day, so we did a bit of homeschooling and then I headed out from the RV down to the trailhead:

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The hike to the wave is a little over 3 miles long, and while there’s not an established trail in spots, the BLM does give out a map that’s pretty straightforward to follow.

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The Navajo Sandstone makes everything brick red:

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I found myself stopping very frequently and gasping in delight at the amazing landscapes on the way to The Wave:

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The sandstone has been carved by wind and rain into interesting shapes:

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The Wave is just below the vertical black line in the mountain face ahead:

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At last, I reached The Wave:

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I hiked out of the wave to photograph around it:

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Here are two views of The Wave from above:

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Sand and sandstone:

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Back in to The Wave:

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It was hard to leave, but I did have to get back before Shabbos.  The hike back was beautiful too:

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What an amazing experience!  Good Shabbos from Coyote Buttes!

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2 thoughts on “Day 212: Surfing The Wave

  1. Wow!
    Great pics Ben! Thanks for sharing. Glad you were able to make it in, even though you had to go it alone.
    Glad to be able to see more pictures of this amazing place!

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