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Sep 02, 2013 07:42 |  #1

Hi, I just posted a short write-up with all the details how to get there,
of course tons of pictures are included :)

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Sep 02, 2013 10:49 |  #2

Thanks for the write up. Now to try that lottery again for the tenth time :)


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Sep 02, 2013 10:58 |  #3

After hearing about the "lottery", I just don't get it. Plenty of other incredible places to take pics in the southwest.

Nice write-up though.


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Sep 02, 2013 12:28 |  #4

This should be a sticky. Thanks for the info!


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Sep 02, 2013 12:55 |  #5

jmarshphoto wrote in post #16261238 (external link)
Thanks for the write up. Now to try that lottery again for the tenth time :)

Look, I know, but maybe I've been lucky or just a simple system of pre-typing my info and fast copy and paste was good enough?
I was able to score two days in a row.

Keep, trying, I've been to all the know locations in Southwest, and The Wave beats them all. It's the combination of being there alone, amazing clean red rocks and the scale of the place - that was the biggest surprise how small it is.

It's also so easy to access from Vegas as a weekend trip, so even if you only come
for The Wave from anywhere because that's the permit you got, come!

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Sep 02, 2013 12:56 |  #6

El Duderino wrote in post #16261250 (external link)
After hearing about the "lottery", I just don't get it. Plenty of other incredible places to take pics in the southwest.

Nice write-up though.

Come on, it doesn't hurt to try, the reward is absolutely worth it


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Sep 02, 2013 13:07 |  #7

White Pocket has no lottery yet ( I hope ), and I think it's just as appealing as the wave.
I spent 4 days there 3 years ago and had a great shoot.

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Sep 02, 2013 13:11 |  #8

Thanks for taking the time to do this, so others could enjoy.... Good vibes to you Andrew !!!


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Sep 02, 2013 13:47 |  #9

gordonb wrote in post #16261504 (external link)
White Pocket has no lottery yet ( I hope ), and I think it's just as appealing as the wave.
I spent 4 days there 3 years ago and had a great shoot.

Gordon, I investigated White Pocket, but the access makes it dangerous enough
for me to skip it. Plus I haven't seen any pictures from there showing
better rock formations than The Wave. I'm sure it's a great place though...
I have the same problem with Death Valley and the Racetrack, just not worth
risking my life. If I could predict good light and a great sunset, I'd go, but
making such a dangerous trip and find average light conditions would suck...

The Wave is easy to access so you can try again, if you get the permit of course...


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Sep 02, 2013 13:47 |  #10

Bianchi wrote in post #16261522 (external link)
Thanks for taking the time to do this, so others could enjoy.... Good vibes to you Andrew !!!

Thank you so much! I started this blog to share this kind of info :)


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Sep 02, 2013 20:11 |  #11

Best time to visit the Wave is winter. Fewer people looking for the walk-in spots, plus the hike is much easier than in summer. I've been twice in two tries, once the only person applying.


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Sep 02, 2013 22:27 |  #12

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Gordon, I investigated White Pocket, but the access makes it dangerous enough
for me to skip it. Plus I haven't seen any pictures from there showing
better rock formations than The Wave. I'm sure it's a great place though...
I have the same problem with Death Valley and the Racetrack, just not worth
risking my life. If I could predict good light and a great sunset, I'd go, but
making such a dangerous trip and find average light conditions would suck...

The Wave is easy to access so you can try again, if you get the permit of course...

If I ever get to go out that way again I promise I will let you know. I enjoy getting around in my jeep. But since I'm the primary care giver for the wife I stay close to home. Bisti Badlands is about as far I will go now days it's only 35 miles away.
I look forward to seeing photographs when you get to go.

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Sep 03, 2013 06:22 |  #13

gordonb wrote in post #16262893 (external link)
If I ever get to go out that way again I promise I will let you know. I enjoy getting around in my jeep. But since I'm the primary care giver for the wife I stay close to home. Bisti Badlands is about as far I will go now days it's only 35 miles away.
I look forward to seeing photographs when you get to go.

Gordon

Great thanks for the invitation!
So how bad is the drive realistically? I thought soft sand is the biggest issue...
How long is it? Did you come from the North? Apparently there is an easier South access.
Thanks for any info! This kind of places are so much more rewarding...


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Sep 03, 2013 09:28 |  #14

snowboarder wrote in post #16263588 (external link)
Great thanks for the invitation!
So how bad is the drive realistically? I thought soft sand is the biggest issue...
How long is it? Did you come from the North? Apparently there is an easier South access.
Thanks for any info! This kind of places are so much more rewarding...

I didn't find the drive that bad at all when I was there in April. I rented a Jeep in Kanab and came from the north. You have to have 4WD through as the sand can be kind of nasty in a few places and I probably took an hour and a half to get there if I remember right. But I would hardly say it's risking your life to get there, lol. I spent a day/night there and wish I had more time. It's an awesome area.


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Sep 03, 2013 15:17 |  #15

rparchen wrote in post #16263925 (external link)
I didn't find the drive that bad at all when I was there in April. I rented a Jeep in Kanab and came from the north. You have to have 4WD through as the sand can be kind of nasty in a few places and I probably took an hour and a half to get there if I remember right. But I would hardly say it's risking your life to get there, lol. I spent a day/night there and wish I had more time. It's an awesome area.

I agree with Rick
It's not that bad. I came in from the South. All you need to do is make sure you get a good map or GPS. There are numerous side roads from the South. I recommend using google earth to see the airial view. If I still have all my GPS data I will send it to you. I will recommend coming in from Page Az. that's where most of the guides come from and They probably have good maps to sell you.
Just like any remote area bring a lot of water, food and TP.

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