Wave Entrance Reflection

An early morning arrival at the wave offers an excellent moment that is often unencumbered by other hikers to capture a reflection of the Southwestern mound in the draw between two mounds.

Wave Selfie

For years I wanted to visit the wave.  This of course is a popular spot where individuals come to capture a selfie.  So here is my selfie.   The purpose of taking this selfie was to celebrate to family and friends that after my long wait to get a permit and after getting blocked from […]

The Second Wave

A visit to the Wave should also entail a short walk up the ridge line and over to an area just to the South less than a quarter mile to the Second Wave, which is featured here.  The Wave info website suggests that this location is best shot late in the day, preferably during the […]

Sunset Stepping to the White Pocket Citadel

As evening appeared, White Pocket began the nightly tonal transition from bright sunlight through golden and blue light to nighttime.  This image was taken at that special transition of refracted light from the last remaining sunset bouncing off of Altocumulus mid-level clouds that caused the slight reddish tone of the sand on the right of […]

Edmaier’s Secret Turret

I had packet up my camera gear and was heading out of Edmaier’s Secret after finding fresh mountain lion tracks in the smoothed wet sand, when I came across this formation.  Since my whole purpose of this visit was to recon the area for a future shooting visit, tune up my shooting skills for the upcoming […]

The Unimaginable White Pocket

This was a location I have longed to visit.  When I found that I had won the online lottery to hike the wave, I decided that I should try and visit White Pocket, since the entrance onto the road is just South of the Wire Pass Trailhead on House Rock Valley Road as shown below. […]

Edmaier’s Secret

This was the first hike into the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area.  It was a location that I really wanted to explore.  Web articles write of different types of sandstone formations.  Some of lattice type formations of crisscrossing thin sheets of sandstone, there are these irregular layering that is visible on slops, and then these […]

Discovering Edmaier’s Secret

The plan for the 2022 trip to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona area centered on locations nearby to my upcoming hike to the Wave.  Looking at the well documented website TheWave.info for adjacent locations of interest I found some intriguing  information about this area known as Edamier’s Secret, which is East off the Buckskin Gulch […]

Edmaier’s Secret Statue

On this trip to the Utah and Arizona border area, I wanted to explore a location known as Edmaier’s Secret. For me, this area would hopefully offer some uniquely interesting geological formations that intrigued my interest to see and photograph. My map recon showed indicated that there were these lines of stone pushing above the sand. […]

Church Rock

In route to Kanab, UT to stage for my upcoming trip to hike the Wave, I was driving along US Highway 160 after turning Westward off of Arizona Highway 59.  Coming into Church Valley the Cumulus clouds were bountiful and the light shining upon Church Rock was portraying its impressive dominate stature.  I knew that […]