We finally won the lottery!! Lottery to hike this remarkable place near Utah -Arizona border.
After months and months of applications online but without success, we decided to try our luck for in-person lottery system. Only 20 people are allowed to this place (10 via online lottery system for which you have to apply four months in advance and remaining 10 made available by lottery the day before your intended hike). We cant believe we won the in person lottery and shared this amazing place with only 18 other people on planet. Almost 160000 people applied in 2018.The reason for only allowing total 20 people to hike this place is to preserve its beauty and integrity.
Overall experience was insane due to this being completely unmarked trail, huge temperature difference from the start of hike to the end of hike and amount of weight we were carrying for backpacking for water, food etc. By noon,95 Fahrenheit temperature feels more than 100 due to sandstone structure reflecting the heat for almost 10 miles hike (we ended up checking out a lot more hidden places such as dinosaur tracks, second wave within this trail) which takes about almost 5 hours+2 hours to soak in all the beauty this place has to offer.