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Modified 25-Feb-10
Created 25-Feb-10
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In Northern Arizona, just below the Utah state border, there is a magical place called the Coyote Buttes Wilderness Area. This wilderness area is now regulated to ten (10) visitors per day. Permits are required. This has been done to protect the fragile sandstone from destruction. We support the BLM in this decision and hope that this area will be available for visitors to enjoy for many years to come. Even with the permit restrictions, this is still a place worth the hassles to get to. The sandstone formations are breathtaking. When the sun begins to go down, or at first light, the interplay between shadow, light and rock swirls is a photographer's dream. It has fast become one of our favorite places to create images. The most fascinating area in this wilderness, is called the "Wave". Here the rock swirls and sandstone formations are like no other place in the world. Above the "Wave" are some of the most unusual rock formations on Earth. The South Buttes has not been explored as frequently as the North Buttes area.