Sunday, October 07, 2007

Do The Wave

The Best Hike blog recently had a post about hiking "The Wave" in Utah. This hike was something I did as part of an adventure tour in Arizona and Utah in 2004, and I was blown away by the unique and fantastic (in the true sense) scenery there. This area, also known as Vermillion Cliffs, (The Wave only refers to the specific formation pictured below) sits on the Utah/Arizona border. While the crowds ooh and aaah over the Grand Canyon, I think this was in many ways even more spectacular.

It's difficult to imagine a landscape of red and white striped rock, so smooth that it looks like liquid. Pictures can't quite do it justice, but I've put a couple here to try to give you some idea. This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, and hopefully it will stay untouched and unaltered for many years to come.

Two other members of my group of four, heading down into The Wave.

1 comment:

DSD said...

This is an area we have longed to visit...
I am so looking forward to reading your book too!