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:
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.
The Navajo Sandstone makes everything brick red:
I found myself stopping very frequently and gasping in delight at the amazing landscapes on the way to The Wave:
The sandstone has been carved by wind and rain into interesting shapes:
The Wave is just below the vertical black line in the mountain face ahead:
At last, I reached The Wave:
I hiked out of the wave to photograph around it:
Here are two views of The Wave from above:
Sand and sandstone:
Back in to The Wave:
It was hard to leave, but I did have to get back before Shabbos. The hike back was beautiful too:
What an amazing experience! Good Shabbos from Coyote Buttes!