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Sep 7, 2014 - "The Wave"

On the morning on 7th September 2014, Larry and I began our day hike to Coyote Buttes North to see "The Wave". To reach this landform, we began the hike at Wire pass trailhead. This is the trailhead for Buckskin Gulch, a 21 km. slot canyon - the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest United States - which joins the Paria River at a place known as "the Confluence". Instead of hiking down Buckskin Gulch, after about a half mile, we detoured south towards the Coyote Buttes North. Immediately the slickrock begins to take on weird...

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May 4, 2008 - Zion NP to Grand Canyon NP

5/4/08 Zion to Grand Canyon The drive to Grand Canyon was very scenic. One of the highlights of the trip was a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) visitor center in Big Water Utah. They have a very good dinosaur display with real bones, no replicas and had great information about Staircase Escalante and surrounding areas. We should have bought a book summarizing all of the BLMs in the country that they had there. We are finding that there are some great BLMs and State Parks that we are missing because of lack of knowledge. We have learned about...

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Apr 2, 2008 - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT & AZ

Today we tried to visit The Wave. The Wave is what looks to be a pretty cool area in the Coyote Buttes section of The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I have heard this area described as looking like swirls of caramel and the pictures look amazing. The BLM limits the number of people allowed into Coyote Butte to only 20 people per day. If you know what date you want to visit the Wave, you can try for one of the 10 permits available on-line. Supposedly, the permits sell out almost immediately as they become available. The only...

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Jun 27, 2006 - The Wave - Utah: June 27, 2006

The Wave, Utah: June 27, 2006 Informally known as the Wave and more officially called North Coyote Buttes, this interesting terrain is in the Paria Canyon/Vermillion Cliffs area of southern Utah. A special permit from the Bureau of Land Mgmt. is required for hiking in this area, to limit the number of people trekking on the fragile sandstone. The permits can be reserved in advance online, or you can take your chances and try to get one the day before (as we did) at the Paria Contact Station. This interesting sculpted terrain is a sort of...

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