North Coyote Buttes The Wave

Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the North Coyote Buttes contains a magical formation called “The Wave.” Because of the delicate nature of The Wave, it is protected by a lottery system that only allows 20 people per day to visit the area. From the first time I saw a photograph of it, I knew I wanted to see it with my own eyes. The area is very remote, the hike to and from The Wave is very strenuous, there is no water or food, cellular service is not reliable and finding The Wave requires you to navigate by looking for specific landmarks. The hike and photography was an amazing experience….I hope someday I can get another permit!