On Day Seven of my Southwestern Adventure I had the pleasure of hiking out to The Wave! I got an early start before sunrise hoping I could at least get some alpenglow on some mountains...again the sunrise was uneventful. But this hike is killer with so many awesome things to see and shoot! I made a point to pick out spots to shoot on my hike back out.

They say it's only a three mile hike, but with some steep, rocky, and thick sand inclines, as well as some long, thick sandy trails, my little body felt it was more like six miles! It took me about an hour to get here as I stopped for a breakfast snack, to take a few shots, and simply enjoy the views. The weather was perfect...a bit chilly in the early morning and warming up for the day, but not unbearable.

The best part was that I had the hike in and the first 1/2 hour at The Wave all to myself! Then they came! There are only supposed to be 20 permits granted per day, but there seemed to be a few more and they all came nearly at the same time. There was a french couple with two kids who just didn't care what anyone else was doing or where! Their kids ran around climbing, slipping, and sliding on the rock faces getting in people's shots while the parents were oblivious. I hate that!!!

I didn't stay as long as I wanted or explore as much as I should have as I wanted to shoot on the way out and try to hike Wire Pass before dark. But I think I came away with a few nice comps and I'm already planning a return! :)

I promised myself that I would post one shot from each day of this trip before going on to something else. It's very hard to do especially since I have made three other trips since this one and have some nice shots to show for it, too! Only three more to go then I'll be all over the place again.

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