Glen Canyon and Lake Powell leave people with lifetime memories so this past Memorial Day weekend I wanted to see what that experience would be like versus running a half marathon (which killed me) with kayaking, swimming,mountain biking or jet skiing.
I headed out from Vegas on Friday at 4:20am in hopes I could make “The Wave” lottery permit drawing which closes as 9am UTAH time. 200 miles to conquer with the wagon loaded. Some people have tried for 20 years in hopes of receiving one of the 20 daily allotted permits to hike The Wave.
The drive on I-15 north is rote for folks like me that explore the southwest with frequency. Passing through St. George aka STG and jumping on Utah State highway 89 the universe opens up to vast landscapes supervised by large iron-rich buttes and rolling hills. It seems whatever music playlist you have opted for always sounds better as Mother Nature seemed to unleashed buckets of cotton ball-like white clouds densely covering the sky above.