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Near The Wave Entrance   Leave a comment

Near The Wave Entrance in the Coyote Buttes Wilderness Area in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona
— Image by kenne

Known for its colorful swirls of slickrock, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a sherbet-colored dream world
filled with fantastical rock formations like The Wave, White Pockets, and Buckskin Gulch.

Coyote Buttes Panorama   1 comment

Coyote Buttes in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

“Ask yourself: “Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream?”

-Ansel Adams.

Coyote Buttes Panorama   1 comment

Coyote Buttes In Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”

— Ansel Adams

Coyote Buttes In Vermilion Cliffs National Monument   Leave a comment

Old Juniper Tree In Coyote Buttes, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Image by kenne

Old juniper tree

Face of the desert’s harshness

Life twisted and bent.

— kenne

The Wave in Coyote Buttes   1 comment

The Wave in Coyote Buttes (Vermilion National Monument) — Image by kenne

Walking on the wave

An adventure to behold

Decades of waving.

— kenne

Coyote Buttes and The Wave   3 comments

Coyote Buttes Panorama (1 of 1)-2 blogCoyote Buttes Panorama (April 2012) — Image by kenne

The Wave (1 of 1) blogThe Wave (March 2012) — Image by kenne

Coyote Buttes Panorama (1 of 1) blogCoyote Buttes (March 2012) — Image by kenne

The first time I saw images of The Wave was in National Geographic some years ago and concluded if I every had a chance to go I would not pass it up. That chance came in March of 2012. The Wave and Coyote Buttes are located in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona. The hiking conditions in Vermillion Cliffs are harsh and can be very difficult depending on the weather. The trails are poorly marked, so it’s very easy to get lost. Our guide was a hiking friend from Tucson who had hiked the area several times before, so getting lost was not an issue. Click here to see more of my images in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.


The Wave Revisited   1 comment

The Wave In Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Image by kenne

The Color of earth
A wave minus sea water
Time to wave good-bye.

I April of this year a group of us from southern Arizona hikes the Wave in Coyote Buttes. You can see the photos and learn of our experience by visiting the related articles below. I’m sure there will be future postings revisiting the experience and maybe some return trips to this wonderful land.


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Hiking The Wave — Let’s Do IT!   6 comments

The Wave — Image by kenne

While hiking The Wave last month, I was not only taking photos, but also some video — from which I have created a trip video, “Hiking The Wave — Let’s Do It.”  Enjoy!


Capturing The Moment — The Only Willdflower Alone This Trail   2 comments

Image by kenne

When hiking in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument a couple of weeks ago, we only saw one wildflower along the trail. It is a beautiful, but desolate area. The soft nature of this plant was a welcome site as it was spotted near the end of out day long hike in the land of sand and  sedimentary rocks.


Coyote Buttes In The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument   1 comment

Coyote Buttes — Image by kenne 

Would You Mind Taking Our Picture?   5 comments

We all know the story of the guy behind the camera — he/she is never in the picture. If you have visited this blog, you know that most of the last posts have included photos taken of our trip to the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, specifically to experience and photo The Wave. There are still some I will be sharing of our return hike to the trailhead. 

As we were hiking back from The Wave, there was a couple that were in The Wave while we were there, setting out to return about the same time as we. As we hiked together on the return hike, we were asked if we would like a group photo — so I abided by giving her my camera, with a few basic instructions, of course. With my camera in hand, this woman suddenly became Susan Sontag. All I can say is that I’m glad my camera is digital, not film. Here’s a short video of her photos.

— kenne



Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — The Wave   13 comments

Wave Images by kenne

As promised in earlier posting on our trip the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Coyote Buttes and the Wave located there in, this is the posting that contains some of the seventy photos taken in the Wave. Admittedly, the colors vary because of lighting, as with any photo, but dramatically so when the colors in the Wave are so dramatic. I took over 250 images, which represent a photo treasure in which to return in the future. 

Again, a big thank you to the group leader, Dean Perron and fellow hikers Susan Mayfield, Mary Frances Ruddick, Pat & Tom Markey. This was a hike of a lifetime!

Here’s the link to my Flickr photo set of the remaining photos —


The Wave — Almost There!   6 comments

The last part of the hike to the Wave is up a steep slop of sand and bedrock — makes one appreciate the Wave even more.

A view near the Wave entrance.

Near the Wave entrance.

Looking out along the wall near the Wave entrance.

Looking up to the Wave entrance — the next Wave posting will be inside this beautiful place. Images by kenne

Hiking Coyote Buttes To The Wave   9 comments

This is Part 1 of sharing photos taken in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, hiking to The Wave in Coyote Buttes. The area is one of the most beautiful natural locations in the United States, therefore, a photographer’s dream. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allows groups of six into the Coyote Buttes area. Since we were taking the time to take photos along the way to the Wave, the hike took about tow hours. Here are a few of the 55 photos that can be viewed in total by clicking here. Additional posting on our trip to The wave will be forthcoming.


Hiking To The Wave — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Enroute To The Wave   4 comments

Enroute to The Wave

Dean & Mary Frances In The Wave — Images by kenne

I’m slowly getting through all the photos taken at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and rather than wait to all are uploaded, I will be posting a few teasers — they are all beautiful, even if I say so myself.


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