Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Coyotes Buttes North (The Wave): Third Time Was Not the Charm

Today was not my lucky day. I was hoping to win the lottery for hiking permits to the Wave, but instead I got this e-mail from the Paria Canyon Project Permits Desk:

"Unfortunately the dates and entries you chose did not become available to you in our lottery application process for a Coyote Buttes North permit. It is remotely possible the date and entries selected for your trip will be forfeited by the winners because of nonpayment or release. If that happens, the dates and entries will become publicly available via the calendar application process."

I've been trying to get hiking permits to go to the Wave for three months now. Today's drawing was for three dates in August. My tab so far has been $15, which is non-refundable.

But I won't be discouraged. The next lottery is for September, which might be cooler anyway ...