The Golden Waves You’ve probably seen beautiful photos of the sensuously sculpted frozen sand hills. These formations called “The Waves” “The Sands of Time” or North Coyote Buttes. It is actually located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness area, Utah-Arizona border. The golden waves or the Wave 2 is a sandstone rock formation, the formation is situated on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes is well–known among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms and the difficult hike required to reach it. Due to the fragile nature of the formation and the large number of people wishing to visit it, a daily lottery system is used to dispense only ten next–day permits in person at the Kanab visitor center. Additionally, ten online permits for each date are available four months in advance of a planned trip. The number of people allowed into the area is strictly limited. Details on how to apply for the permit are given at Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes If you are just photographers, not experienced hikers, I do not recommend you to solo hiking in this area, especially hiking at late evening or dark night. You should be accompanied in a group with an experienced leader.
Past Resplendence Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of 10,000 people. The town was founded by Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1877, the Standard Company struck pay dirt and a gold rush transformed Bodie from a town of 20 people to a boomtown.