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Coyote Buttes North - Wire Pass THSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2009
writelots
Hiking6.00 Miles
Hiking6.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.50 mph
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Being the lucky recepient of a Coyote Buttes North permit, I headed out with a small band of fellow adventurers to see the infamous sandstone formation known only as "The Wave". I half-expected to be a little disappointed. Afterall, the hype was pretty over-the-top, and I am rarely as excited as non-Arizonans by the more touristy spots. However, I was delighted - even amazed by the beauty and curiosity of the whole area. Sure, the wave is pretty nifty and exceedingly photogenic: but the short little trek out there is equally incredible - crossing slickrock ledges, climbing sand dunes and skirting some of the most amazing hoodoos, teepees and buttes I've ever seen!

Because it's not even really possible to have a proper trail out to the Wave itself, the BLM gives you a handy little navagational aid with photographs, gps waypoints and general directions to get you out there. I was unnecessarily worried about finding the thing - it was very easy given our instructions. Because it had not rained recently, there were ample footprints in every sandy area and a number of rock cairns to mark out route. It would have been nearly impossible to miss the thing.

We spent about a half-hour exploring and photographing the Wave itself - though I certainly could have spent much longer. There were places to go and other rocks to see. Next time I will definitely plan for the whole day, and do some more exploring. There were many areas that called to me as I walked to and from the Wave, and I think that the BLM sells the whole area short by just billing this as a quick trip out to this one particular formation.

It's a veritable playground for grownups! So much fun!
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