My wife and I were 2 of the 58 that showed up at the Kanab Utah BLM office at 8:30 for the 9:00 drawing (be on time they close the door at 9:00 sharp). Each group of hikers up to a total of 6 are allowed to fill out one permit and each permit is assigned a number. They then put all the numbers assigned to a permit in a wheel and randomly draw out the numbers. Each permit is filled until a total of ten people are selected. Our number was drawn 2nd. There were 8 people selected when the last permit number was drawn. That permit was for 3 people. They were given the choice to reduce their number to 2 or let them draw a new number to allow a total of 10 only. The other 48 people in the room left with no permit.We were 2 of the 10 that were given great directions, a map and many helpful tips The $7.00 per person permit is actualy for the following day. We had considered renting a 4 wheel drive for the next day but after talking to the ranger he assured us that our Toyota Pris would make it the 8.4 miles down the washboard dirt road. We took our time and he was right. We would not want to try the road on a wet and rainy day. Following the map is easy if you pay attention and the 6.4 mile round trip is well worth the effort. The wave is all it is made out to be and we look forward to returning and trying the lottery again.
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