|Three twisted cottonwood trees in Escalante Canyon. This is just one of the cool |
discoveries that remain on a trip through Death Hollow.
The stream here is much more flat and shallow . . . so the temptation is to walk faster in the stream . . . which leads to falling down. I had walked no more than 10 minutes before I slipped and fell hard on my left elbow. Dang it hurt. No sense stopping because that would do no good whatsoever.
We kept walking and quickly reached the confluence. Here the clearer waters of Death Hollow mix with the Escalante River. The Escalante water looks so thick with sand and sediment that it should support my full weight when walking. The Escalante Canyon is also vastly wider than Death Hollow. I'd say it was 10 times wider in most places. We still had many crossings.
|Sisters hiking at the confluence of Death Hollow and Escalante River|
|Climbing out of the river and onto the banks of Escalante River|
|Trail through Escalante Canyon. The trails often separate from the river.|
Here are some photos from the canyon itself and our journey through it.
|Tall cliffs and wider canyon floor are typical of Escalante Canyon|
|A red monolith towards the end of our journey, where the canyon grows|
even more wide and exposed to the sun.