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A cold trip to The Wave in Northern AZ

 
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Jan 17, 2013 20:30 |  #16

Love the shots...!!
These make me want to visit Arizona.


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Jan 18, 2013 00:58 |  #17

Excellent series of shots from a place still on my bucket list. KUDOS.


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Jan 18, 2013 01:07 as a reply to  @ Cucamonga Al's post |  #18

Wow, these are really great!


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Jan 18, 2013 13:36 |  #19

Great series.




  
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Jan 19, 2013 09:49 |  #20

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.

Al, it's an amazing place. You should definitely go if you get the opportunity. We barely scratched the surface. Behind the wave is an area that you could explore for a week, and still not see all the great photo opportunities.


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Jan 19, 2013 11:54 |  #21

The first thing that came to mind when I saw #4 was "whoa, I've never seen this one before".

Nice work!
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Jan 19, 2013 22:27 |  #22

paul3221 wrote in post #15494398 (external link)
Hi all,

My wife and I finally got into The Wave after almost a year of entering the lottery. As luck would have it, this weekend was when we were having record low temperatures in Arizona. It was -7F when we started hiking shortly after dawn. Still totally worth it though, as it's an amazing place. Here are a few of my better ones so far. C&C appreciated...

Beautiful shots, however what is "the wave" and what is the story behind "the lottery"?




  
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Jan 20, 2013 09:38 |  #23

the jimmy wrote in post #15510247 (external link)
Beautiful shots, however what is "the wave" and what is the story behind "the lottery"?

"The Wave" is a rock feature in The Coyote Buttes/ Paria Cliffs wilderness area. A very unique geological area along the Arizona/Utah border. It has a little of everything in a small area. Great and interesting rock features, dinosaur tracks, ancient ruins, petroglyphs, and more...

The lottery is the system by which you get into the wave, because they only allow a maximum of 20 people per day into the area. 10 by lottery that you apply for online 4 months in advance, and 10 by walk up, but there is almost always more than 10 walk-ups, so they draw names. It's not really worth driving hundreds of miles hoping to get drawn as a walk up, so most people that are going to travel there enter the lottery, hoping to be assured a spot.

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Jan 24, 2013 22:51 |  #24

Nice pictures. I spent too much time at the wave, and hiking to the outlook above it that I didn't get a chance to go to the dinosaur footprints.

I got drawn for the lottery the first day I was there... Here's the deal:
The wave itself is in Arizona, on Arizona time..
The office where you go to get drawn for your permits is in UTAH, an hour off from Arizona for part of the year... They said as many people show up an hour late as show up on time. CALL THE OFFICE the day before you go to the permit office to confirm their time versus your time. They were pretty cool about telling us what the crowds had been like that day, so we knew what to expect the next day.

The permit office opens, every person gets a number, and then they draw numbers. I was with a friend, when my number was drawn, there went 2 slots of the 10.. etc.

IF you do not get picked... they help you increase your odds. If you show up for a second day in a row, each person gets 2 entries.. If you don't get drawn, on day 3 you each get 3 entries, etc.... one person the day we were there was on day 3. They were drawn first (They use little bingo balls)
When you're drawn, you get a permit for the next day.. MOST PEOPLE start at sunrise.
The day before you can hike the wave is typically spent doing the Wire Pass hike.
Hope it helps!


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Jan 25, 2013 14:56 |  #25

paul3221 wrote in post #15511441 (external link)
.... and 10 by walk up, but there is almost always more than 10 walk-ups, so they draw names. ....

Paul

Last time I did the walk-up, there were over 80. I got there early... or so I thought. They moved the lottery from the Contact Station to the Ranger Station in Kanab. Despite having the "pedal to the metal" (literally - ~110MPH), we made it just as they shut the door.

My "consolation" is that there were 80 people, so it wasn't likely we'd get it anyway. Ended up going to White Pocket, which was pretty good in itself!




  
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