Earn riding permits on the wave! – The independent
Earn wave riding permits!
– By James McFadden –
A Window of Opportunity: For those visiting southwest Utah, “winning the lottery” in Kanab has nothing to do with money, but rather a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: luck. to hike, explore and photograph the world-famous wave.
Carved deep in living rock, the primordial magic of this unique desert enchantment ignites the imagination. It compels a pilgrimage of would-be hikers who often build all of their vacations around a Wave hike or the simple possibility of winning the Wave Last Minute Permit Lottery. In 2019 alone, the number of hopefuls for combined online and walk-in lotteries skyrocketed to 200,589 people for 7,300 permits!
If these odds seem daunting, there is hope on the horizon. The pandemic may have rewritten the rules of travel and thrown the whole world into a loop, but right now is the perfect time to try your hand at the Wave Lottery.
While Americans are already starting to travel abroad again, international visitors have not returned to the United States. This means that the number of Wave applications is lower than it was before.
Those who missed the opportunity to get permits online in advance for the wave are also not very inclined to spend the morning in Kanab to attend the last-minute walk-in lottery; Top notch guide service Dreamland Safari Tours offers the perfect solution! Their fully guided “conditional” Wave tour.
For this full-day adventure, the Dreamland Safari Tours team will participate in the Wave Walk-In Lottery on your behalf the day before your hike. If they win – which is never guaranteed – that’s great: you get to visit the geological wonder that turns out to be elusive to so many!
Even though Dreamland Safari Tours’ offer for last minute Wave permits is unsuccessful, you will still have the chance to see an incredible and out of this world desert destination. Alternative destinations for the ‘conditional’ Dreamland Wave tour are South Coyote Buttes and White Pocket, both of which are as breathtaking as the Wave, but much further off the beaten track than the Wave, and therefore largely out of sight of the Wave. public. We have speculated in the past that White Pocket is about to become the next wave.
So… if the wave is on your to-do list: now is the time to take the achievement seriously before the US borders reopen and the permit lottery is once again occupied by international visitors! For help with last minute Wave permits, call Dreamland at 435-644-5506 or book one of their Wave tours online at www.dreamlandtours.net.
Will White Pocket be the next wave?