With a start to a new day, Boomer and I would be visiting Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM). I stopped in at the GSENM visitor’s center in Kanab Utah and I briefly checked out the displays. As I milled around I walked into a room packed with people. A sign hung on the door stating “lottery full”. I later found out that the room was full of hikers who were all wanting to visit the “The Wave” a popular hiking spot in Arizona. I had no chance of throwing my name in for the lottery as it fills up months in advance. Just a side note, dogs are allowed to visit The Wave for a additional small fee if you are lucky enough to get a spot for The Wave.