By now you know that I won the BLM lottery to visit The Wave. There is way too much to cover in one blog post, so this is the introduction and there will be more blogs to follow.
Above is my 4x4 rental I picked up last evening in Page to get me to The Wave trailhead. The rain stopped late yesterday evening. This mornings ride in found places were people had been stuck and large ridges from tires in the mud mostly dry.
I could have gotten the Prius in by being very careful but I am much happier not to risk damaging the Prius as it's going to get me home in about a month.
A few weeks ago I hiked the Wire Pass Trail in this same area. The picture is of what is called teepees.
On the way out on this 6.2 mile round trip to The Wave there is plenty of beautiful scenery to look at.
Up and down and up walking on rock and sand we went to The Wave.
Our first look at The Wave above. So beautiful.
It was a long trek up a hill with beach sand that was tiring.
The sandstone colors jump out to offer a wonderful design.
Here I sit riding the wave, I guess. Water carved the sandstone but there were also forces in the earth many millions of years ago that also twisted the sand surface to add to the dynamic curves.
A clean wave picture.
Up at the very top of the wave. Check out the curved lines in the right.
Now a picture of me in the wave to give an idea of how big this is.
Here Joanne is taking pictures and I am tending her dogs Maeve and Cafe.
Now looking way down stream at the wave. Can you tell how happy I am to have won the lottery to be here?