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Son Charles and his fiance’ Anisha at the “Wave” formation, Vermillian Cliffs, just south of the Utah border in Arizona.    Only 20 permits to hike to the wave are issued daily.    Ten by application, and it sometimes takes 6 months to get a permit or ten by lottery each day in the Kenab, Arizona headquarters.   It is a desert environment, and is reached by a 3 mile hike either from Arizona or Utah.    As the desert temperatures can reach 106 degrees F and there are no defined trails to the Wave, they chose to use an experienced guide.    There have been fatalities reaching the Wave,  including 3 in one month in 2013.