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Tanner - Escalante - New Hance, AZ
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Tanner - Escalante - New Hance, AZ 
Tanner - Escalante - New Hance, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Oct 29 2016
chumley
Backpack26.62 Miles 8,090 AEG
Backpack26.62 Miles3 Days         
8,090 ft AEG26 LBS Pack
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John9L
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This is a beastly loop!

John and I set up the shuttle while the others got a head start down Tanner with Karl and Kathy. We met those two as they were starting up Escalante Butte, and convinced them to join us for another mile and head up Cardenas instead, which they did.

We finally spotted the others at the redwall break, but it took us all the way to the bottom of the break before we finally caught up. From there we hiked together to the beach which was actually a bit crowded, with a handful of different groups camped in a few places. We found a nice spot and settled in for the afternoon.

In the morning we began our long traverse across the Escalante Route. This route has it all: riverside sand, scrambles, climbs, huge views, narrow canyons, and a lot of solid work!

We were happy to arrive at Red Creek to find our favorite camp spot unoccupied. In fact there was nobody else there, which was a nice change from the night before!

Monday we got up early and made steady progress up New Hance. I had only been down this one before, and all I can say is that ascending it is relentlessly steep and it takes a toll!

We couldn't have had better weather all weekend. Cloudy and mild. Never too cold at night, and never too warm during the day. The clouds were a gift, and the cool breezes made it tough to beat.

It was great to meet Jared, and good to see Rachel again. Thanks for putting this one together! (Kudos to 9L for the assist) :)
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated

dry Cardenas Creek Dry Dry

dry Escalante Creek Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Papago Creek Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Just a trickle coming over the falls to the beach. Would have been difficult to get anything from it.

dry Red Canyon Dry Dry



dry Tanner Canyon Dry Dry
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