I’ve been hanging out near Page, AZ for the last few days. I explored the Wave two days ago and it was awesome! It takes a 1.5 to 2 hour hike to get there and there is very little shade to shield you from the 95°+ afternoon heat. I started my trek at around 6:30am and didn’t make it back to the car until 2:30pm and that wasn’t enough time. The only reason I left before sunset was because someone told me that there was a 60% chance for a thunderstorm and the road becomes impassible after a rain. I’m glad I left when I did because I had just enough water to last the time I was out there.
In order to get into The Wave, you must get a permit. You have two choices; 1) sign up for a permit 7 months in advance (only 10 are available for each day), or 2) show up the day before you want to explore the wave and hope that no more than 10 people show up, otherwise they’ll have a lottery to determine who gets a permit.
I’ll be heading back to the Wave tomorrow. This time I’m going to start the hike in the afternoon and hang out until after sunset. My new GPS will be essential since it would be rather difficult to find my way out without being able to see landmarks far in the distance.
Right now I’m headed to Horseshoe Bend to scout for locations for tomorrow’s sunrise and then will be exploring Alstom Point at sunset.