Friday, May 26, 2017

White Pocket - Second Only to the Wave!


While the WINs were in Mt Carmel Junction, they went to Kanab every day to enter the Wave permit lottery. Only 10 people a day get permits in the walk-in lottery, and there's usually about 150 entries each day this time of the year. Three WINs did get to go, but not the others.

I've been there 4 times before, so I didn't enter. But we got really lucky when Dave met a guy at the lottery, Don, who had a Jeep and was going to White Pocket the next day. He invited 3 of us to go along! WOW!!!!! I have always wanted to go there!


So the next day, Dave, Donna and I met up with Don (the 4 D's), and off we went. It's a pretty long drive on a sandy trail, so you need a good 4-wheel drive. But the first views are incredible!


There are strange swirly rocks everywhere you looked.


There's no trail, so you just make your own way.


More swirls...


We did a lot of rock scrambling, stopping to take pictures every 3 seconds.


The various shades of red, pink, yellow and brown rocks are due to the oxidation of iron-bearing minerals within the sandstone.


WOW!


Looking up at our group -


And down at the strange designs in the rock.


Another view -


Then we started back, trying not to get lost.


Dave was a great poser.


On the way home, we stopped to see some rusty stuff out in the middle of nowhere.


Also on the way home, we got a small view of South Coyote Buttes. A permit is needed to go into there, but it is pretty easy to get. The Wave is in North Coyote Buttes.

What a great day! Thanks, Don!

8 comments:

  1. You are a womderful story teller Diana

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  2. Wow, what an adventure. Thanks for sharing your fabulous pics!

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  3. Even more amazing than the wave with all that white mixed in...terrific!

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  4. That was different - really interesting. I'm not sure it's second - maybe first! Great shots! :)

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  5. Four "D's"? I'd give that trek an A+! :cD

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